The Other Place

The Other Place

Carlton, 1967. Schoolteacher Betty Burstall begins sketching plans for what will eventually become La Mama Theatre; the pre-eminent independent home of new, experimental, and previously unseen Australian work.

Stratford-upon-Avon, 1975. Politically charged director Buzz Goodbody - founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company's The Other Place; a theatre of new, experimental and previously unseen theatre - is about to begin rehearsing her production of Hamlet.

Both women are attempting to drag their surroundings into the future and reshape the world's artistic landscape. One of them is about to end her life.

A premiere season running as a part of Theatre Works Chapter Two Program, The Other Place is a powerful theatrical and philosophical rumination on two influential women. The ways their lives mirrored in the theatre they produced, the misogyny they experienced, and the lives they changed.

Christopher Bryant is a Griffin Award nominated playwright, performer, and NIDA graduate. He has worked with a range of companies including fortyfivedownstairs, Malthouse Theatre, the State Library of Victoria, ATYP, MKA, Apocalypse Theatre, La Mama, and the Emerging Writer's Festival. His works have been been published by Play Lab, Australian Plays, and Hello Mr. Magazine.

This production is proudly supported by Australia Council Catalyst, Creative Victoria, and the City of Port Phillip.

28 August - 8 September, 2019
Preview 28 August
Tues - Sat 7:30pm, Sun 5pm
Tickets: $45 Full, $37 Concession, $30 Preview, Student and Under 30s
Bookings: (03) 9534 3388 or online at
Venue: Theatre Works - 14 Acland St, St Kilda