Performance dates & times

Tuesday 28 Aug
7:30 PM
Wednesday 29 Aug
7:30 PM*
Thursday 30 Aug
7:30 PM
Friday 31 Aug
7:30 PM
Saturday 1 Sep
7:30 PM
Sunday 2 Sep
5:00 PM

*Post Show Q&A

Running Time 80 minutes (no interval)

Price range

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Fresh from its resounding success at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, having received two top awards and multiple five-star reviews, docu-drama The Fall lands in Melbourne for its Australian debut.

In April 2015, a student revolution at the University of Cape Town rocked South Africa and made waves around the world. The movement sought to bring down the statue of colonialist Cecil Rhodes, in protest of the white, Euro-centric cultural experience which dominated South African student life.

Rising from the #RhodesMustFall movement, this collaborative piece of theatre emerges from the heart of South Africa, written and performed by seven students who were involved in the uprising. Race, class, gender, sexism, colonialism and ideologies of patriarchy – core to global conversations and interventions today - are recounted in personal experiences and tackled head-on, seeking to unpack discrimination in all its forms.

WINNER – Scotsman Fringe First Award 2017
WINNER – The Stage Edinburgh Cast Award 2017
NOMINATED – Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award 2017

The Fall is part of Big World, Up Close - a powerhouse performance series showcasing the most compelling new works from across the globe. Tapping urgent energies from Africa to the Middle East and Australia’s own shores, each piece in the series reveals profound and personal stories told by vital voices in music and theatre.


Ameera Conrad, Oarabile Ditsele, Zandile Madliwa, Tankiso Mamabolo, Sizwesandile Mnisi, Sihle Mnqwazana, Cleo Raatus


Cast Curators
Ameera Conrad, Thando Mangcu
Written by
Ameera Conrad, Oarabile Ditsele, Tankiso Mamabolo, Thando Mangcu, Sizwesandile Mnisi, Sihle Mnqwazana, Cleo Raatus, Kgomotso Khunoane
Clare Stopford
Set Design
Patrick Curtis
Costume Design
Marisa Steenkamp
Executive Producer
Lara Foot

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