IMPORTANT NOTICE

In response to the unfolding health situation, Theatre Works and the artists involved in this production have made the difficult but necessary decision to postpone this work until 2022 as a precautionary measure against the spread of COVID-19.

These are difficult and incredibly complex times and it is with a heavy heart that we have made this decision – but the safety of all the people we work with and welcome to our theatre is our number one priority and we look forward to presenting this production in the future.

We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.


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The mad Emperor CALIGULA rules over Rome. People are murdered, robbed and hanged for treason. His horse is the leader of the government. And he’s dressing up as the goddess of Love and singing about it. The future is uncertain, reality itself is up for grabs and there are ears everywhere.

Burning House brings Ancient Rome to life in a 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, edgy, intense adaptations of classic plays.

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

There will be blood.

And glitter.

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