Summer Nights Housewarming
Sat 27 Jan, 9pm
All good things begin with a party, and Summer Nights is no exception. Get intimate with the venue in this once-a-year opportunity that never fails to deliver the unexpected.
This house on this ordinary street in this ordinary suburb in this extraordinary universe exists as it always has. Until now. Until Janet is thrown into a surreal, nightmarish world, full of self-destructive body parts and cold tea. Through object puppetry The Big Dark explores ideas of fear and control, in a tiny dystopia made out of cupboards.
Margaret is in hospital, counting the minutes between her contractions. I’m not far away, pushing my car as fast as it’ll go. Uncle Sven is in a similar boat. His boat is a car, and his car is maybe five minutes in front of mine. SOLD OUT Edinburgh Fringe 2015, 2016 & 2017. Winner of the 2016 Three Weeks Editor’s Choice Award.
Theft, betrayal, and ambition – the rags to riches story unfolds, only to crumble like the proverbial house of cards. Acclaimed magician and performer Matt Penny returns to our stages with his usual dose of magic and mayhem.
Join this unfortunate con-man as he realises too late that as soon you get to the top, people start plotting your downfall.
A woman stands at a microphone. She can’t remember the punchline.
Fusing poetry and song, award-winning Unholy Mess present a funny, strange and poignant play about growing up and the legacy of abuse.
Performance poet Jemima Foxtrot takes you on a powerful journey exploring memory, childhood and what happens when we can’t get to the punchline.
The Wind in the Underground, premiered in a highly successful season at the Old Fitz Theatre, Sydney in 2017. Four superb performers portray siblings switching between their child and adult selves as the play examines the impact of the familial bond on our personalities and questions if these complex and sacred relationships can change over time.
Close your eyes and take a moment to imagine it. You live in an idyllic kingdom. Here you can do anything, be anything, make anything. But what happens when your home is invaded? What lengths will you go to, to protect your dreams? Join the Riptide kids on an epic journey to take back the realm of imagination from the suffocating plague of reality.
Slap is a clown and Tickle is his gimp. When they take to the stage to perform it is something they have done a thousand times before. Neither of them expects this will be their last show together. Starring iOTA as Slap and backed by a 12 piece WAYJO orchestra. Directed by Mel Cantwell, musical direction by Mace Francis.
Do you remember the sirens? Or was it the screams first? Father kills daughter. Mother kills father. It’s one way to play happy family.
Explosive and uncompromising, Anna Barnes’ Minus One Sister is Electra furiously wrenched into the present where bloodshed and violence go hand in hand with iPhones, Instagram and goon.
The sheep have all been counted and the sleep train has left you stranded at the station. Again. Endure an evening with an insomniac, and examine what’s keeping them up for yet another night. A darkly humorous piece of storytelling, song and visual magic, Night Sweats is one man’s ode to the witching hour
An incident at her son’s football game results in jail time and a life-time ban from footy matches for Kaarla. Now she wants the ban lifted. But Jane, the injured party, wants blood. Can these two women move from hurt and hatred towards reconciliation and forgiveness?
After numerous UK tours the critically acclaimed, multi-award winning JOAN makes it’s Australian debut. An earthy story of courage and conviction, this is Joan of Arc. History’s greatest gender-warrior takes to the stage, dragging up as the men she defies, in this fearless solo show with songs.
“Powerful, dynamic and irreverent” The Scotsman
TOHU explores our chaotic existence as a mere reflection of our known universe. This captivating duet takes on various macro-processes that occur in the large universe and transpires them as abstract and metaphorical processes. The artists draw the viewer into their re-imagined micro-universe as they strive to make sense of our most enigmatic behaviours.
In pitched darkness, storytelling and live soundtrack transport audiences to times and places of great intervention. That twist in your gut, the relief from a hug. Recognisable feelings in unfamiliar territory. Imaginations run wild through the unknown, as we trip and stumble over things that feel oh so familiar.
Texta covered uniforms and the countdown to the last high school bell of your life. This hilariously dark comedy takes actors over the age of 60 and returns them to the blissful celebration of finishing high school. Booze drenched emotion, Snapchat filtered secrets and a rare window of hopeful clarity.
Josephine lives in the vents of an apartment building. She used to live with her aunt until she got sick, now she’s alone. That is until she meets William and is whisked away on the adventure of a lifetime.
From Second Chance Theatre comes a story of pirates, ghosts, haikus, and the strength of children.
A Victorian bride waits for her unknown groom on her wedding night. As she waits she tells stories of beauties and beasts using gothic shadow puppets, a bed, and a 1860s wedding dress.
This chilling one-woman show is by the maker of the popular ‘Singing Bones’ podcast, Clare Testoni. It is an erotic horror fairy tale, for the modern feminist.
This is a story about you, me and the loneliest whale in the world.
Five people with five stories that unravel the contemporary nature of isolation. Alone in an apartment, in a bustling bar, in the dial tone of a message bank and across the deep blue – waiting for a reply.
Sci-fi comedy from multi award-winners. Ezel Doruk and Shannan Lim are the only crew onboard The Yonder, and the only two people awake for the hundred-year mission to a distant planet—humanity’s last hope. Tensions between the pair begin to materialise. This distracts from the real peril squelching up on them.
Last year’s Best Comedy Award winner and everyone’s favourite private dick returns! Think it’s a solo show? Think again. Butt Kapinski invites you to co-star in a choose-your-own-adventure murder mystery of sex, shadows and subterfuge.
New to Summer Nights, A Night Of… invites audiences to journey with artists through inspirations, philosophies and experiments in a season of short works.
Across five curated nights, a line-up of artists from a range of disciplines will take the stage. Observation, Phonics, Reflection, Immersion or Stories.
Stumbling through a maze of social anxiety and meaningless sex, Fleabag serves up an uproariously true account of some sort of a female living her sort of life.
The inspiration behind the hit BBC series, this is a blisteringly funny solo show written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (star of the Netflix series Crashing).
Sudden Skies is an electric and physical hour of theatre. Two anti-heroes have the power of nations as they undertake a thunderous battle of wills. Performed by Ann-Marie Biagioni and Haydon Wilson this is a dark spectacle that merges light, sound and motion in a world of threat.
A dark comedy with bite! In the dystopic world of the Poison Garden, vegetables are transformed into weapons, Snow White is a spring-onion wielding samurai and Mars Bars represent the sh*t of the world. This visceral comedy upends our compost bin and rifles through the remains.
A layered and moving exploration of power, spirituality and survival. godeatgod excavates the betrayals, power struggles and griefs that dominate our world. Where do we find nirvana in a god-eat-god world?
Acclaimed playwright Haresh Sharma’s godeatgod is brought to life in an intimate, intercultural spiral of loss, endurance and transformation.
Three jukeboxes appear in Perth, containing stories and secrets of the people who live here. It could be a memory of a first kiss or a last goodbye. Something that you wish you could have said, or something that can’t be undone. All you need to do is press play.