A powerhouse performance series showcasing the most compelling new works from across the globe.

In 2017, the series gripped audiences with intimate theatre full of emotion and drama. This year the canvas is stretched even further, with each piece tapping urgent energies from Africa to the Middle East and Australia’s own shores, delivering profound and personal stories from vital voices in music and theatre.

Palestinian writer-performer Amer Hlehel's one-man tour-de-force TAHA charts the hair-raising journey and heartbreaking struggles of the great poet Taha Muhammad Ali. Local music trailblazer Mojo Juju pulls back the curtain on the raw, honest and intrinsically political stories behind the songs in her album Native Tongue. The #RhodesMustFall student revolution that rocked South Africa in 2015 is adapted in an award-winning work, The Fall, starring those directly involved.

Arts Centre Melbourne lights the fire for you this winter. Get up close.

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2 show package

Combined price is $80
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3 show package

Combined price is $90
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