A GAS LIGHT FLICKERS THROUGH A FOG OF AGES.

In modern day Australia, a marriage is pulled apart by mistrust, paranoia and violence. A woman breaks apart in the turmoil.

In medieval England, a woman has mystic visions. The patriarchs write them off as female madness, but she knows her truth. These visions allow her to be heard—maybe even to connect across centuries.

In My Dearworthy Darling, threads that run through history are woven into a tapestry. As the strands draw ever tighter, the old languages threaten to tear asunder. What new worlds might open?

The lyrical imagery of award-winning poet and novelist Alison Croggon, in a play written especially for feminist theatre mavericks THE RABBLE, is manifested in a visual feast.

There is no madness here. Only truths that a corrupted world doesn’t want to hear.

★★★★
"AMBITIOUS AND OFTEN STRANGELY BEAUTIFUL."
— Time Out
★★★★
"PROVOCATIVE."
— – Limelight Magazine

PRODUCTION PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS

Malthouse Theatre and THE RABBLE present My Dearworthy Darling. Developed while in residence at La Chartreuse Centre national des écritures du spectacle; with the assistance of the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund; and generously supported through the Monash University Centre for Theatre and Performance, Artist in Residence Program.

Key image: Zan Wimberley 
Images: David Paterson 

Partners

BY /

Alison Croggon

DIRECTED & DESIGNED BY / 

THE RABBLE

CAST INCLUDES / 

Natalie Gamsu, Ben Grant, Jennifer Vuletic

STAGE MANAGER /

Jess Keepence

Event & ticketing details

Accessibility

Wheelchair Access

Dates & Times

PREVIEWS 8pm Fri 2 Aug, 8pm Sat Aug, 7pm Mon 5 Aug, 7pm Tue 6 Aug
OPENING NIGHT 8pm, Wed 7 Aug
TIME TO TALK 7pm, Tue 13 Aug
MONASH MEETS MALTHOUSE 3.30pm, Sat 17 Aug

Location

Beckett Theatre

Malthouse Theatre, 113 Sturt St, Southbank 3006

Get directions

Train

Any train to Flinders Street, then a 12-minute stroll through Melbourne’s sparkling Arts Precinct.

Tram

The No. 1 South Melbourne tram goes right past our door. Get off at Stop 18. Any tram down St Kilda Road—jump off at Grant Street, Stop 17 and take a 3-minute walk.

Event notes

DURATION /

75 minutes (no interval)

WARNINGS /

Contains dynamic sound, haze, some adult material, nudity, themes of mental illness and domestic violence.