Performance dates & times

Previews: 22 - 27 February

Friday 22 Feb
8:00 PM
Saturday 23 Feb
8:00 PM
Monday 25 Feb
8:00 PM
Tuesday 26 Feb
8:00 PM
Wednesday 27 Feb
8:00 PM

Season: 28 February - 30 March

Mondays
6:30 PM
Tuesdays
6:30 PM
Wednesdays
1:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Thursdays
8:00 PM
Fridays
8:00 PM
Saturdays
2:00 PM & 8:00 PM

Accessible Performances

Audio Described

16 March
2:00 PM

Audio Described

19 March
6:30 PM

Captioned Performance

23 March
2:00 PM

Running Time TBC

Price range

*Concession prices available for full time students and pensioners

^Seniors' prices available only on Wednesday matinees

Preview & Wednesday Matinee

Standard
From $73.00
Concession*
From $58.00
Senior^
From $69.00
Group 8+
From $69.00
Youth
From $36.00

Monday - Thursday Evening

Standard
From $88.00
Concession*
From $78.00
Group 8+
From $78.00
Youth
From $44.00

Friday - Saturday

Standard
From $91.00
Concession*
From $83.00
Group 8+
From $83.00
Youth
From $45.00

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Hollywood bombshell Mae West built her career on lookin’ good – walkin’ the walk and talkin’ the talk – while legendary photographer Diane Arbus was famous for finding beauty in the everyday.

When Diane turns up at Mae’s glistening LA apartment in 1964 to take her portrait, tensions quickly flare. Mae’s version of herself is very different to the one Diane wants to catch on film. But whose version wins out when a master of illusion meets a master of truth?

Drawing on actual events, award-winning Australian playwright Stephen Sewell imagines what might have transpired between these two extraordinary women, creating a powerful portrait of beauty, sexuality, wildness and longing.

Melita Jurisic (The House of Bernarda Alba) takes on the role of the irrepressible Mae West, with Diana Glenn (The Slap) as Diane Arbus in this World Premiere production, directed by MTC's 2018 Helpmann Award-winning Associate Director Sarah Goodes (The Children).


Cast

Diana Glenn
Diane Arbus
Melita Jurisic
Mae West
Jennifer Vuletic
Ruby
Voice & Dialect
Coach Jean Goodwin

Credits

Director
Sarah Goodes
Set & Costume Designer
Renée Mulder
Lighting Designer
Paul Jackson
Composer & Sound Designer
Clemence Williams

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