Hot Tub


  • 5-21 Dec 24 Downstairs Theatre


By Lewis Treston
Directed by Riley Spadaro

  • Venue Downstairs Theatre
  • Dates 5-21 Dec 24
  • Presented by
    • Bub

Winner of the prestigious Patrick White Playwright’s Award, this kooky tragicomedy was considered unproducible for close to a decade — “too outrageous,” “too depraved,” “too expensive” — until now…

Set on the sun-drenched Gold Coast during Schoolies Week, this modern-day fable begins when Dido, a sad girl from North Queensland, rocks up at her estranged family’s deteriorating residential high-rise building ‘The Great White’ to ask a favour. However, when Dido’s father refuses to loan her the cash for weight-loss surgery in Brazil, she must team up with her cunning twink stepbrother who knows how to make money from men online. Meanwhile, Eunice, the White family’s ageing matriarch, has found out that she is the prime suspect in a criminal investigation, but refuses to do the one thing that’ll keep her family out of jail: sell the building.

Packed with characters you’ll love to hate, Hot Tub lampoons the absurdities of Australia’s tasteless upper crust who will stop at nothing to protect their spot on the beach. This December, prepare for an unforgettable evening of explosive secrets, cosmic justice, karaoke, and hot-tubbing in Australia’s sexiest playground.

WHAT IS 25A? 25A is a Belvoir initiative to support the artists of the future. It has been made by independent and emerging artists. They have produced and marketed it themselves. They get 100% of the box office and the theatre for free. Their task is to make a show for less than $2500. Thanks for supporting the artists of the future.


  • Full price (adult) $25
  • Previews $20

25A Tickets

Tickets to 25A productions are $25 and Previews are $20. Tickets are available online and at the door.



  • Cast

  • Melissa Kahraman
  • Bryn Chapman Parish
  • Creatives

  • Lewis Treston
  • Riley Spadaro
  • Grace Deacon
    Set and Costume Designer
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    Grace is a production and costume designer working across stage, film and screen. Grace’s practice is based heavily on creative collaboration and exploration, with a love of developing new works. Grace’s recent design credits include:  AN OX STOOF ON MY TOUNGE (25A BELVOIR), NEVER CLOSER (25A BELVOIR), THE ITALIANS (25A BELVOIR), WHO’S AFRAID (25A BELVOIR), […]

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  • Phoebe Pilcher
    Lighting Designer
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    Phoebe Pilcher is lighting designer with an interest in new work and collaborative processes. Phoebe is a graduate from WAAPA (Production and Design) and NIDA (MFA Design for Performance). Recent credits include: The Italians (Belvoir 25A), Never Closer (Belvoir 25A) A Streetcar Named Desire (Redline Productions at the Old Fitz), La Cage Aux Folles (State […]

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