20 – 24 January 2021

Elizabeth is young at heart and filled with imagination. When all that she loves is put in danger, the most mystical of opportunities presents itself, taking her on a journey filled with madness, fantastical whimsy, self discovery and coming to terms with what it means to be human.

THE HOUSE ON FIRE AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD is a breathtaking new Australian ambient rock musical, interwoven with the beating heart of contemporary folk music. Live music, dance and a dazzlingly suspicious upside down kingdom take centre stage in this captivating live experience that will take you to another world and back.

Inspired by musicals such as ‘Hadestown’ and ‘Once,’ THE HOUSE ON FIRE AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD is experimental music theatre at its most ambitious. Inventive stagecraft, a score that sings of the joy and pain of being human, and inventive storytelling come together to make a fairy tale for our modern time.

After a sell out season of their musical ‘The Beep Test,’ up and coming musical theatre writers Neylon and Peele are back to prove the power and importance of the Australian musical in a world premiere that makes us all celebrate the power of imagination and lust for life in the darkest of times.

"[Heart]-warming, side-splitting, mostly clean, good-natured fun WAAPA graduates Jackson Peele (book and lyrics) and Conor Neylon (music and lyrics) nail the hilarity of the situation, throwing in some priceless iconic Aussie references."
SEE SAW ON "THE BEEP TEST"

"[A] well-deserved standing ovation... A touching and impressive local show that deserves a further life."
STAGE WHISPERS ON "THE BEEP TEST"

"I laughed, smiled and even found myself feeling a little emotional..."
PERTH HAPPENINGS ON "THE BEEP TEST"

DURATION
90 Minutes

WARNINGS (12+)
Adult Themes | Coarse Language | Drug References | Sexual References | Loud Noises

Book, Music and Lyrics by
CONOR NEYLON, JACKSON PEELE
Directed by
JACKSON PEELE
Musical Direction by
CONOR NEYLON
Choreography by
ZOEE MARSH
Stage Manager
ANNIE GLEISNER
Lighting Designer
GABRIEL BETHUNE
Music Supervisor
PATRICK JAFFE
Performed by
KAYA BYRNE, KRISTIE NGUY, MIRO LAURITZ, AHILA NAVARATNAM, CONOR NEYLON, AIV PUGLIELLI, LUISA SCROFANI

Theatre Works presents

The House on Fire at the Edge of the World

By Conor Neylon & Jackson Peele