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'Wake in Fright' (audio described) presented by The Coopers Malthouse

G’day. Welcome to the Yabba. Just passing through?

It’s the best little town in the world. Things a bit grim? Chin up.

John Grant is well-read, but an outback misadventure strands him—cashless and jobless—in a harsh and remote Aussie outpost, Bundanyabba.

So, he makes new ‘mates’: they’re quick with a drink, but with every scull a dark violence lurches forward. Are these blokes fair dinkum, or is there something more sinister at the heart of this little Aussie town?

On our Beckett Theatre stage, the entire world of Wake in Fright is conjured by the always-evocative Zahra Newman (The Book of Mormon) accompanied by a sonic assault from art-electronica band, friendships. Under the direction of Declan Greene, Kenneth Cook’s iconic work of Australian Gothic horror is felt in the flesh. Bring sunscreen, buy a beer and wear your ear plugs.

Once we pierce the Yabba’s ocker veneer, you better be ready for the explosive brutality pent up inside.

When: Sunday 7 July, 6:00pm

Where: The Coopers Malthouse, 113 Strout St, Southbank

Access: Audio Described, Wheelchair

Cost: $35-$72

Audio introduction to Malthouse Season 2019 – Wake in Fright

Event type: Exhibition. Title: Alien Landscapes 2 and Moments in Colour. Date: Apr 4–May 22 2019. Ticket cost: Free Accessibility features: Accessible venue,

Alien Landscapes 2 and Moments in Colour

Event type: Other. Title: Arts Access Victoria AGM. Date: Apr 30 2019. Ticket cost: Free Accessibility features: Accessible venue, Accessible for blind/low vision, Auslan interpreted,

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Event type: Other. Title: The Stella Young Award 2019. Date: Apr 30–Jun 15 2019. Ticket cost: Free

"you get proud by practicing' - Stella Young