MORAL PANIC by Rachel Perks and Bridget Balodis MORAL PANIC by Rachel Perks and Bridget Balodis

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Armed with a cup of menstrual blood and a digital ouija board, Andy and Evie meet in the forest to hex Evie’s uncle. They’ve been talking to a dead witch online, she’s given them a spell but asked for a pretty big favour in return. What could possibly go wrong? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

The arrival of Evie’s weird aunt, and Sue-Anne, the Mayor’s daughter, forges an unlikely coven and propels the story down into the nauseating dream-logic of the underworld. They must learn to speak the mother tongue. They must listen to the crone and the crow.

Calling on the almighty spectre of the Witch, MORAL PANIC unleashes all that is terrifying and unknowable about queerness and womanhood.  It is an unsettling hallucination, an occult thriller and a very dark comedy. This savage new performance work from the award-winning team behind GROUND CONTROL (Next Wave 2016) and ANGRY SEXX (Melbourne Fringe 2014), asks how do we tear down the monument of masculinity, and what tools can we find in the dirt?


Writer:  Rachel Perks

Director: Bridget Balodis


Set and Costume Designer: Romanie Harper

Lighting Designer: Amelia Lever-Davidson

Sound Designer: Jai Leeworthy

Dramaturg: Emma Valente

Creative Producer: Natasha Phillips

Production Manager: Adelaide Harney

Stage Manager: Steph Young

Cast: Kai Bradley, Chanella Macri, Eva Seymour and Jennifer Vuletic

Photography: Sarah Walker

Question and Answer Performance facilitated by Morgan Rose: Friday 16 November

Relaxed Performance: 2pm, Saturday 24 November

Auslan Interpreted Performance: 8pm, Thursday 22 November

This work has been supported by The Malthouse Theatre, The City of Melbourne in partnership with Creative Spaces, and Next Wave Festival.

This production has been assisted by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and the Besen Family Foundation.

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14 November - 24 November, 2018


Wed - Sat 8pm, Sunday 6pm, Sat matinee 2pm (Sat 24 November)


Main Hall, Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre


60 mins



Additional Info

Warnings: Haze, Loud noises, Partial nudity, Strong language, Supernatural themes, Adult content, References to gendered violence, Strobe lighting
Ages 14 +

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