Coinciding with the company’s 30th anniversary, Malthouse’s 2020 season is shaping up to be a big one. Some of the highlights include the premiere of a stage adaptation of Christos Tsiolkas’ debut novel Loaded, a transcript of a real-life FBI interrogation performed verbatim, and a reimagining of Macbethconceived by and starring American actor Scott Shepherd, last seen at the Perth Festival in Gatz.
“A lot of the program came from conversations with artists around the country,” says Artistic Director Matthew Lutton. “I think there’s a real thread in the season about rebels and whistle-blowers, with a lot of stories about people finding ways to speak out against injustice. I think there’s also a focus on Melbourne in particular, a sort of unearthing of its taboos as well as its underground. And there’s a thread of comedy throughout which is encouraging audiences to laugh out loud at the ridiculous chaos around us.”
David Woods in The Importance of Being Earnest . Photo © Zan Wimberley
The season begins with an old favourite, Malthouse once again presenting UK theatre group Ridiculusmus’s zany...