Dirt 2022

Dirt 2022

Patrick Livesey proudly presents

Written by Angus Cameron

A Russian and an Australian walk into a bar. Neither are who they say they are.

The Victorian premiere of this smash-hit queer thriller, presented by and starring Wil King (ABC/Netflix's Why Are You Like This, Strangers in Between) and their real-life partner, award-winner Patrick Livesey (The Boy, George, Naomi), DIRT traverses the compelling course of one night where two people meet, drink, and party in modern-day Moscow. Both need something from the other, both have something to hide.

Written by Angus Cameron and directed by Bronwen Coleman (The Actors Studio, NYC), DIRT is an electrifying and seductive exploration of sexuality, solidarity and persecution. It won four awards at the 2021 Adelaide Fringe Festival, two at the 2022 Fringe World, was nominated for Best Independent Production by The Adelaide Critics Circle Awards and has earned over a dozen five-star reviews.

A casualty of the 2021 Victorian Covid Lockdown this gripping return season, running at Chapel Off Chapel for two weeks only, is a definite must see on the 2022 Arts Calendar.

One dollar from every ticket sold will also be donated to the Moscow Community Center for LGBT+ Initiatives and Insight Ukraine.

"… a gripping drama…" - The Advertiser
"… an edge of the seat experience…" - The Barefoot Review
"… an immaculate construction that had the audience enthralled the whole play." - AU Review

This season is proudly supported by the City of Stonnington, Regional Arts Victoria through their Sustaining Creative Workers Initiative and amplified by Melbourne Fringe through their Cash for Creatives program.

Written by Angus Cameron
Directed by Bronwen Coleman
Performed by Wil King and Patrick Livesey
Sound Design by MzRizk
Lighting Design by Matt Ralph
Dramaturgy by Alice Qin
Publicity by Sassy Red PR

24 May - 5 June, 2022
Tues - Sat 8pm, Sun 5:30pm
Previews 24 and 25 May
Tickets: $35 Full, $30 Cheap Tuesdays, $28 Concession, $25 Group 6+ and Previews
Bookings: 03 8290 7000 or online here
Venue: Chapel Off Chapel - 12 Little Chapel St, Prahran, Melbourne

Run time: 60 mins (no interval)
Age Suitability: 15+
Warnings: Simulated drug use, adult themes, mentions of LGBTQ+ harm and abuse