"Trust the destiny in the kill."


This is a play about hunger and desire. It’s Romeo and Juliet pushed to deranged extremes, where the unlikely sweethearts are a 14-year old boy and a young fox with brutal birthrights.

Rdeca’s whole family have fleas. Her mum is pushing her into making her first kill, a snivelling mole, before she’s ready.

Basti is being bullied at school by kids who call him a shrimp. His dad is too busy flirting with the neighbour to be of any real help.

Beneath the light of a full moon, Basti captures Rdeca, and so begins a starcross’d romance between hunter and prey.

Rita Kalnejais (BCBabyteeth) makes a blood-splattered return from London with a play that’s blisteringly funny, provocative and just plain freaky. First Love is the Revolution is Fantastic Mr Fox if Margaret Atwood wrote the Netflix adaptation.

Director Lee Lewis says expect gore—and lots of it.

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Content Warning
This production contains adult themes, depictions of violence, theatrical haze, the use of real feathers, and a whole lotta blood.
No real animals were (or will be) harmed in the making of this play.

Cast & Creatives

Director Lee Lewis
Lighting Designer Trent Suidgeest
Composer & Sound Designer David Bergman 
Designer Ella Butler
Stage Manager Khym Scott

With Amy Hack, Rebecca Massey, Bardiya McKinnon, Sarah Meacham, Guy Simon and Matthew Whittet

Performance Times

Preview 1– 5 November
Opening Nights 6 & 7 November
Season 8 November – 14 December

Performance Times
Monday – Friday 7pm
Saturday 2pm & 7pm
Wednesday 4 December 2pm & 7pm

Meet The Artists
Tuesday 12 November

Captioned Performance
Tuesday 3 December


Single Tickets

Full $62
Senior, Preview, Groups 8+ $52
Under 35 $38
Monday Rush $20

Transaction fees of $4 for online bookings and $6 for phone bookings apply



Lee Lewis on First Love is the Revolution