SEXUAL MISCONDUCT OF THE MIDDLE CLASSES

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT OF
THE MIDDLE CLASSES

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

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT OF
THE MIDDLE CLASSES

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

Yena and Spielman are on fire

Limelight

Petra Kalive’s direction is alive to the subtleties driving Moscovitch’s script

TimeOut melbourne
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Powerfully prescient
ArtsHub

Performance Times

Weekly Times

  • tuesday 6:30pm
  • wednesday 6:30pm
  • thursday 1pm & 7:30pm
  • friday 7:30pm
  • saturday 2pm & 7:30pm
  • sunday 5pm

    Except 10 July at 2pm

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PRICES

  • Full Price (Adult)^ $70 – $91
  • Mates Rates (Adult)^ $65 – $81
  • Senior* $60 – $81
  • Concession $50 – $71
  • 30-Down# $48 – $63
  • Previews $52 – $57
  • Student Saver $35 – $50

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*30-Down mid-week matinee

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~ Bookings of 10+ full price adult tickets receive a $10 discount per ticket.
^ Tickets to Saturday and Sunday performances may have an added $5 surcharge.
* Seniors prices are available with an eligible Australian Government-issued Seniors Card.
† Concession prices are available with a full-time student card, Centrelink Pensioner concession card, Veterans’ Affairs cards, and to members of Actors Equity (MEAA), and ArtsHub, and HotHouse Theatre Subscribers.
# 30-Down and Student Saver prices are available for Previews, Tuesday evening, Wednesday evening, Thursday evening, Friday evening, and Saturday matinees.

To claim any concessions you must provide proof.

Full ticket terms and conditions can be found on the Ticket Prices page.

TEAM

  • Hannah Moscovitch
    Writer
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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
    Director
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    Petra is Associate Director at Melbourne Theatre Company and has previously directed Hungry Ghosts and Melbourne Talam (Green Room Award-nominated Best Director) for the Company, as well as Pandora for MTC NOW. She has also worked for Sydney Theatre Company, Arena Theatre Company, Complete Works Theatre Company, St Martins Youth Arts Centre, Monash University Centre […]

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  • A cast of 2

  • 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 2020 production of 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 House of Bernarda Alba. A 2016 VCA graduate, Izabella’s previous […]

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  • Creatives

  • Marg Horwell
    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
  • 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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Rehearsal images by Jacinta Keefe

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    Schools Performances are held on Wednesdays throughout the school year at Belvoir St Theatre in Surry Hills. All Schools Performances are followed by a Q&A session with the cast.

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