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theatre works presents

by nick jay

Midnight Carousel

30 OCTOBER - 9 NOVEMBER | EXPLOSIVES FACTORY
Midnight Carousel

VENUE

by nick jay

Embark on a journey atop the canopy of a broken carousel, soaring through the wide cosmos and delving into the depths of the human heart. Midnight Carousel tells the story of a young poet chronicling the extensive history of a ruined ride, and its quiet companion for a near half century - an ageing night watchman. The watchman's lifetime dedication to the park frames a romantic view of history, but clashes with a younger generation's disillusionment. Can the poet discover the magic lost to time, or will the watchman realise that the world is no longer as it once was?

Written by emerging playwright, Nick Jay as part of Theatre Works’ FRESHWORKS program, and backed by a team of experienced creatives, who brought you MOTHERLOD_^E and The World According to Dinosaurs (Frenzy Theatre Co. 2023), Midnight Carousel’s unique blend of surrealism, nostalgia, and cosmic wonder creates an impressive visual and auditory spectacle that celebrates the old and new, hope and pain, and the extraordinary in the ordinary.

Explosives Factory
Rear Laneway 67 Inkerman Street, St Kilda

DURATION

70 Minutes

WARNINGS

Mature themes, Emotional Content, Depiction of Death, Strong Language, Flashing Lights, Themes of memory loss, poor mental health, psychological distress, family trauma, existential dread, death, grief and loss

ACCESSIBILITY

Explosives Factory is accessed via a flight of stairs and is not wheelchair accessible.

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DATES + TIMES

Wednesday 30 October - 7:30pm
Thursday 31 October - 7:30pm
Friday 1 November - 7:30pm
Saturday 2 November - 7:30pm

Tuesday 5 November - 7:30pm
Wednesday 6 November - 7:30pm
Thursday 7 November - 7:30pm
Friday 8 November - 7:30pm
Saturday 9 November - 7:30pm

Theatre Works has a lockout policy for latecomers.  Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to ensure you don't miss out.

Refunds will not be issued to latecomers.

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TICKETS

FULL PRICE

$35.00

CONCESSION*

$28.00

PREVIEW

$20.00

20 at $20**

$20.00

MOB TIX

$20.00

*Seniors, Student, MEAA, Health Care and Low Income card holders

**Limited to 20 tickets per performance

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Our FRESH WORKS program is for Early Career Artists. Similar to our WITH THEATRE WORKS program but for those less along in their producing and making journey. In addition to producing, marketing, PR and production support, FRESH WORKS artists have access to creative, technical and producing mentorship.

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CREDITS

DIRECTOR
Belle Hansen

WRITER & ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Nick Jay

SOUND DESIGNER / COMPOSER
Jack Burmeister

LIGHTING DESIGNER
Laudna Russo

PROP AND COSTUME DESIGNER
Sarah Katherine

PRODUCER
Caitie Murphy

STAGE MANAGER
Brigette Jennings

Credits
MEET THE ARTIST -
Nick Jay

Nick Jay is a multifaceted creative artist renowned for his commitment to crafting nuanced, and
captivating works across the realms of writing, acting, directing, and composing. He is a
graduate of Deakin University, holding a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama) with Distinction.
Notable among his recent portfolio are directorial and writing credits for "MASKS!" (2022) and
"Bird: Dwelling in Darkness" (2021).

Nick has been performing and writing for most of his life with his local theatre, the Gemco
Players since the age of six. Drawing from a diverse skill set acquired through his Cert IV in
Music and Diploma of Film, Television, and Animation, Nick consistently delivers visually and
auditorily captivating experiences for his audiences.

Meet the Artist
EXTRAS

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