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  • 2 Jun – 10 Jul 22 Upstairs Theatre
  • 1 hour 20 minutes (no interval)


By Hannah Moscovitch
Directed by Petra Kalive

  • Venue Upstairs Theatre
  • Dates 2 Jun – 10 Jul 22
  • Duration 1 hour 20 minutes (no interval)
  • Content warning

    Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes contains mature themes, frequent coarse language, sexual references and the use of theatrical haze.

    Should you wish to speak to a member of staff regarding running times, content warnings or any other show related queries, our box office can be contacted on 02 9699 3444.

  • Produced by
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  • Commissioned by
    • Tarragon Theatre, Toronto, Canada

A contemporary drama of truth and deceit, in an acclaimed production.

Jon’s an award-winning writer, but it doesn’t seem to have made him happy. His third marriage is going about as well as his first two, and his university job is mainly teaching ‘creative writing’ to the self-absorbed. But this year there’s one student who seems to be worth his attention.
Annie’s smart, spontaneous, and knows Jon’s work backwards. In her bright red coat she certainly stands out – it feels like their affair was written in the stars.

One day the fires will die down. But who gets to write their history? What was going on, exactly?
This gripping, 80-minute piece of sharp new writing by Canadian Hannah Moscovitch takes a scenario you think you know but asks – who gets to tell the story?

I saw this at Melbourne Theatre Company between the lockdowns. It has two very fine actors, and it’s an edgy play of what we’re talking about now – without ever becoming predictable. A conversation-starter. – Eamon

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  • Hannah Moscovitch
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    Hannah Moscovitch is an acclaimed Canadian playwright, TV writer and librettist whose work has been widely produced in Canada as well as around the world. Hannah has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Trillium Book Award, the Nova Scotia Masterworks Award, both The Scotsman Fringe First and The Herald Angel Award at the […]

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  • Petra Kalive
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    Petra is Associate Director at Melbourne Theatre Company and has previously directed Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes, The Lifespan of a Fact, Touching the Void, Hungry Ghosts and Melbourne Talam (Green Room Award-nominated Best Director) for the Company, as well as Pandora for MTC NOW. Later this year she will direct the world premiere […]

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  • Cast

  • Dan Spielman
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    Dan Spielman has previously appeared in The Blind Giant is Dancing for Belvoir. Dan’s other theatre credits include Photograph 51, Macbeth and The Seagull (Melbourne Theatre Company); The Cherry Orchard, The Season at Sarsaparilla, The Lost Echo, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Mother Courage and Her Children, The Cripple of Inishmaan, Attempts On Her Life (Sydney […]

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  • Izabella Yena
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    Izabella Yena’s Melbourne Theatre Company credits include the 2021 season of Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes directed by Petra Kalive, the Olivier Award-winning comedy Home, I’m Darling, directed by Sarah Goodes; The Violent Outburst that Drew Me to You (part of the 2019 Education Program); and creative developments for SLAP. BANG. KISS and The […]

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  • Creatives

  • Marg Horwell
    Original Set & Costume Designer
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    Marg Horwell is a multi-award-winning set and costume designer. She has designed for The House of Bernarda Alba, Lilith the Jungle Girl (with Sisters Grimm), Birdland, I Call My Brothers, Peddling, Cock, Constellations, Marlin, The Dream Life of Butterflies, The Water Carriers, Circle Mirror Transformation (Melbourne Theatre Company); The Picture of Dorian Gray, How to […]

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  • Rachel Burke
    Lighting Designer
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    Rachel Burke has an extensive and highly awarded body of work over three decades for mainstage companies, independent theatre and architectural lighting design, both nationally and internationally. Selected Theatre Design: True Minds, Constellations, The Man from Mukinupin ( Belvoir/MTC); Walking into the Bigness, Black Medea and Parramatta Girls (Malthouse/ Belvoir); The House of Bernada Alba, […]

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  • Darius Kedros
    Composer & Sound Designer
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    Darius Kedros is a sound designer, composer and music producer working across theatre, screen, immersive installation, virtual reality and audio. Darius’s interest lies in the role of sound and music in transformative, immersive storytelling. Theatre works include Hungry Ghosts and Melbourne Talam (Melbourne Theatre Company); Big Heart (Dee & Cornelius); and the Helpmann Award-winning Mother […]

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  • Matilda Woodroofe
    Design Associate
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    Matilda Woodroofe is a Designer with a diverse body of work spanning across theatre, dance, film/TV and events. Design Associate credits include Random (Belvoir St Theatre), Minnie and Liraz (Melbourne Theatre Company), Because the Night (Malthouse Theatre) and Going Down (Malthouse Theatre/ Sydney Theatre Company). Select Set and Costume Design credits include Stay Woke (Malthouse […]

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  • Isabella Vadiveloo
    Assistant Director
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    Isabella Vadiveloo is a Melbourne-based theatre maker with a strong interest in the development of new, form-pushing and politically engaged performance. She completed a Masters of Directing Live Performance at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2020. Isabella has directed and devised on shows including Unsuckle and If Needed, Repeat (La Mama Theatre); The […]

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  • Michala Banas
    Intimacy Coordinator
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    Michala Banas is a multi-award winning actor with over 35 years professional experience as a performer on stage and screen. In early 2019, she travelled to the UK to train as an Intimacy Coordinator with Ita O’Brien, founder of Intimacy on Set. Since completing her training, Michala has been working extensively as an intimacy coordinator. […]

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  • Xanthe Beesley
    Movement Consultant
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    Xanthe Beesley is a movement director and performance maker with a background in theatre and dance. She has worked with and taught for some of Australia’s leading arts and cultural organisations including the Victorian College of the Arts, La Mama, Melbourne Fringe, Footscray Community Arts Centre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre and KITE Theatre – where […]

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  • Lisette Drew
    Stage Manager
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    Lisette Drew is a writer and stage manager based in Naarm, Melbourne. Since graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Production in 2009, Lisette has worked nationally and overseas on over 50 productions in theatre, opera and ballet, bringing more than 20 shows to life with Melbourne Theatre Company. Recent […]

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  • Holly Fernanda
    Assistant Stage Manager
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    Originally from Sydney, Holly entered the arts industry as a young performer and was introduced to stage management while completing her Certificate III in Live Production (2017–18), igniting a keen interest in theatre, film, television, and event work. Since graduating the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) in 2021, her theatre credits include “Opening Night” […]

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Dan Spielman & Izabella Yena
Petra Kalive

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