BE SOMEONE ELSE. JOIN THE TEMPLE.

Welcome to The Temple. Here, we are not ourselves.

No-one ever really wants to be boring old ‘just me’. That’s why the residents of The Temple are always being someone else. Feel free to jump in. It’s a liberating exercise that is really catching on.

Join an orgy of comedic performers for a short course on How to Be Human. Everything’s set for a group session of gags, traumas, banter and tantrums—each as hysterical as the last.

Dubliner Gavin Quinn concocts a wild Irish brew with Australian ingredients, including Ash Flanders (Blackie Blackie Brown), Mish Grigor (Ich Nibber Dibber), Aljin Abella and Marcus McKenzie.

Be honest with yourself. Admit that you want to pretend. There’s nothing to lose but yourself. Would you really miss it?

"PAN PAN PROVIDE AN EXPERIENCE THAT IS GENUINELY DIFFERENT FROM ANYTHING YOU’LL HAVE ENCOUNTERED IN THE THEATRE BEFORE."
— Irish Theatre Magazine

PRODUCTION PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS

Malthouse Theatre and Pan Pan present The Temple. Developed with the assistance of Arts Council Ireland and Culture Ireland.

Key image: Zan Wimberley and cast 
Images: Pia Johnson and Amelia Dowd 

Partners

CREATED BY / 

Gavin Quinn, Aljin Abella, Ash Flanders, Mish Grigor, Nicola Gunn, Marcus McKenzie

DIRECTION /

Gavin Quinn

CAST / 

Aljin Abella, Ash Flanders, Genevieve Giuffre, Mish Grigor, Marcus McKenzie

SET & LIGHTING DESIGN /

Aedín Cosgrove

COSTUME DESIGN /

Harriet Oxley

SOUND DESIGN /

Tom Backhaus

STAGE MANAGER /

Lyndie Li Wan Po

Event & ticketing details

Accessibility

Relaxed Performance
Wheelchair Access

Dates & Times

PREVIEWS 8pm Fri 3 May, 8pm Sat 4 May, 7pm Mon 6 May, 7pm Tue 7 May
OPENING NIGHT 7.30pm, Wed 8 May
TIME TO TALK 7pm, Tue 14 May
RELAXED PERFORMANCE 2pm, Sat 11 May

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 / 

90 minutes (no interval)

WARNINGS /

Contains some adult material and nudity.