By Jean Tong, Lou Wall & James Gales
11 October - 9 November 2024
Somewhere on the fringes of the internet, Ria e-meets Flick and instantly falls in analogue love… until Ria learns with horror that Flick is a ‘Flat Earther’. And Flick learns with equal horror that Ria is a ‘Globe Earther’.
Cue: a beautiful and chaotic musical epic that sees our star-cross’d lesbians plunge into the Dark Web and down YouTube rabbit holes to explore the one thing they know is real—their connection. But faced with malicious algorithms and a secret cabal (Illuminati confirmed), even Ria and Flick might not be able to Command+69 their way out of this one.
The irreverent, ingenious minds behind acclaimed musical Romeo Is Not The Only Fruit are back with a West Side Story-meets-QAnon queer pop spectacular. Flat Earthers: The Musical smashes irresistible bangers with iconic conspiracies to ask: can you really find common ground with someone who doesn’t believe in the same ground?
A co-production with Hayes Theatre Co
Book & Lyrics Jean Tong & Lou Wall
Songwriting Lou Wall & James Gales
Music Production James Gales
Director Declan Greene
19 Greenknowe Avenue, Elizabeth Bay
Previews 11 – 15 October
Opening Nights 16 & 17 October
Season 18 October – 9 November
Tuesday – Saturday 7.30pm
Thursday Matinées 1pm
Saturday Matinées 2pm
Meet The Artists
Monday 21 October
Wednesday 30 October
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Flat Earthers: The Musical was commissioned by the Malcolm Robertson Foundation and developed with the assistance of Arts Centre Melbourne and Playking Foundation.