Theatre Works and Burning House present

CALIGULA

By Albert Camus

13 - 23 JULY 2022

The mad Emperor Caligula rules over Rome. People are murdered, robbed and hanged on a whim. Caligula's
horse is the leader of government. Rome's future is held hostage, reality itself is up for grabs and there are ears everywhere. And Caligula is dressing up as the goddess of Love and singing about it.

Burning House brings Ancient Rome to life in a wild cross between AMERICAN PSYCHO and RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE in this massive play. Twelve actors bring this anarchic, volatile world to life in Melbourne's professional premiere, by a company that has been making a name for delivering high octane, intense adaptations of classic plays.

It is an epic showdown between stoicism and nihilism in a play bursting with poetry, violence, sadness and love.

There will be blood. And glitter.

VENUE

Theatre Works

DURATION

120 MINUTES (PLUS 20MIN INTERVAL)

WARNINGS

Adult themes and violence

DATES & TIMES

Wednesday 13 July, 7:30pm Preview Night
Thursday 14 July, 7:30pm Opening Night
Friday 15 July, 7:30pm
Saturday 16 July, 7:30pm
Tuesday 19 July, 7:30pm
Wednesday 20 July, 7:30pm
Thursday 21 July, 7:30pm
Friday 22 July, 7:30pm
Saturday 23 July, 7:30pm

Directed and co-produced by
ROBERT JOHNSON
Co-Producer
JESSICA JOHNSON
Set Design by
RILEY TAPP
Lighting Design
TIM BONSER
Dramaturgy
LORE BURNS
Composition
CLAIRE HEALY
Costume Design
RILEY TAPP
ROBERT JOHNSON
Assistant Design
BRIDIE TURNER
Hair & Make Up Design
RACHEL SNAPE
Stage Management
ISHANA GIRSH
ACACIA NETTLETON
Cast
PAUL ARMSTRONG
JAKE MATRICARDI
LILIANA DALTON
KARLIS ZAID
MICHELLE ROBERTSON
DAVID MEADOWS
RODERICK CHAPPEL
PAUL ROBERTSON
IOANNA GAGANI
MARNIE GIBSON
CASSANDRA HART
Photo by
UNDERGROUND MEDIA