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.
120 MINUTES (PLUS 20MIN INTERVAL)
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
Set Design by
Hair & Make Up Design