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Welcome

Attic Erratic is a Melbourne based theatre company known for presenting some of the best new work by Melbourne's brightest creative minds.

Welcome

Attic Erratic is a Melbourne based theatre company known for presenting some of the best new work by Melbourne's brightest creative minds.

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Attic Erratic in 2016

2015 was a big year for Attic Erratic – our first major international arts festival with The City They Burned touring nine actors up to participate in Brisbane Festival, along with our first major international tour, with Tripped, Centred: A One Clown Comedy About Stuff and Angus Brown's Get Ready Get Set Ahhh F*%k It all heading over for the chaos and fun of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

To be honest, we are still catching our breath from stepping up our game to this extent, but with our partners from 5Pound Theatre we are remounting 2014’s stunning co-production Purgatorio at Fringe World Perth, followed quickly by a return Melbourne season as part of a double bill with Citizen Theatre’s Crestfall.

On top of all this we are working on some creative developments to ensure we continue to bring new exciting work to our home audience, the first of which will be the premiere Melbourne season of Fleur Kilpatrick’s Blessed, hitting the stage in the second half of 2016…

Trailer for Inferno Double Bill

Trailer for Inferno Double Bill

The City They Burned

The City They Burned

Purgatorio

Purgatorio

Purgatorio Rehearsals

Purgatorio Rehearsals

Domino

Domino

Domino Rehearsals

Domino Rehearsals

Tell Them That It Rained Too Hard

Tell Them That It Rained Too Hard

Choir Girl

Choir Girl

Christina A Story With Music

Christina A Story With Music

Ad Infinitum

Ad Infinitum

Ad Nauseam

Ad Nauseam

Ad Absurdum

Ad Absurdum

Submissions

Have a script ready for presentation?
An idea for a co-production?
Just want to get involved in production work?

admin@atticerratic.com

Auditions

There are no current auditions, but please watch this space.

Drop us a line

Please email any enquiries to admin (at) atticerratic.com
The City They Burned

The City They Burned

Tripped

Tripped

Centred

Centred

Get Ready Get Set ...

Get Ready Get Set ...

Purgatorio

Purgatorio

Here Comes Your Man

Here Comes Your Man

Domino

Domino

Choir Girl

Choir Girl

Ad Nauseam

Ad Nauseam

The Walls

The Walls

Tell Them That It Rained Too Hard

Tell Them That It Rained Too Hard

Christina: A Story With Music

Christina: A Story With Music

Vanitas

Vanitas

Ad Absurdum

Ad Absurdum

Ad Infinitum

Ad Infinitum

Past Shows

The City They Burned (2014 & 2015)
atticerratic • July 3, 2015

GET READY. GET SET. AHHH F*%K IT. (2015)
atticerratic • January 22, 2015

Centred (2015)
atticerratic • January 22, 2015

Tripped (2014 & 2015)
atticerratic • January 22, 2015

Purgatorio (2014)
atticerratic • July 23, 2014

Here Comes Your Man (2013)
atticerratic • September 19, 2013

Domino (2013)
atticerratic • June 18, 2013

Choir Girl (2012, 2013)
atticerratic • September 16, 2012

Ad Nauseam (2010, 2012)
atticerratic • March 21, 2012

Tell Them That It Rained Too Hard (2011)
atticerratic • September 1, 2011

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Celeste Cody

Joint Artistic Director

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Danny Delahunty

Joint Artistic Director

Chrissie Robinson. Photo by Oil Sansom

Chrissie Robinson

Productions Manager

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Emma McGeorge

Intern

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Fiona Spitzkowsky

Intern

2014 Actors: Angus Brown, Brendan McCallum, Brianagh Curran, Dave Lamb, Dushan Philips, Ezel Doruk, Freya Pragt, Jason Cavanagh, Jessica Tanner, Kane Felsinger, Liam O'Kane, Scott Gooding, Shoshannah Oks, Soren Jensen.

2014 Production: Alex Beyer, Jason Bovaird, Hayley Toth, Rob Sowinski.

About Us

Attic Erratic are committed to producing entertaining and thought-provoking theatre, and following the success of previous seasons we have programmed a diverse and challenging body of work for 2014.

Our mission is to create new works of theatre which push the boundaries of traditional conventions whilst acknowledging our responsibility to the audience.

Artistic Team

KEY CONTRIBUTORS

Celeste Cody, Danny Delahunty, Chrissie Robinson, Giuliano Ferla, Tom Pitts, Steph Speirs, Sarah Walker, Tom Doman, Luc Favre, Nicholas Bendall, Nick Wollan

CONTRIBUTORS

Luc Favre, Bridie O’Leary, Ian Tsaoussi, Nick Wollan, Rebekah Berger, Eve Gilbert, Mike Doman, Sam Lund, Tara Rankine, Grace Travaglia, Lucy Hotchin, Fleur Kilpatrick, Phil Rouse, Kate Laverack, Jacob Thomas, Mark Wilson, Jess Chiodo-Reidy, Emily Goddard, Ollie Coleman, Alex Roe, James Deeth, Maree Cody, Kaitlyn Clare, Max Atwood, Vivienne Garnett, Shane Evans, Christian Connolly, Dylan Watson, Ezel Doruk, Trelawney Edgar, Sarah Collins, Jane Patterson, Jen Bage, Sophie Phillips, Kristina Benton, Tamuz Ellazam, Anastasia Ryan, Susannah Frith, Aislinn Murray, Zoe Dove, Emma Newman, Jessica Graham, Leila Enright, Sara Trachtenberg Ngaata, Anne Koopman, Lucy Buckley, Lizzie Anne, April Albert, Lucy Welsh, Steve Duckham, Laura Harris, Ian Tsaoussi, Chloe Greaves, Chrissie Robinson, Alex Beyer, Stephen Moylan, Alex Duncan, Joseph Green, Kane Felsinger, Matt Hickey, Spencer Scholz

People We Like


Sarah Walker Photography

Talented theatre and events photographer (as well as long-time Attic Erratic creative), we are lucky enough to have Sarah as the official Attic Erratic photographer for our promotional and production material. If you've seen a good promotional photo in the Melbourne indie scene, there's a 98% chance Sarah Walker took it.


White Noise Children

Headed up by our friend the talented Tom Doman, White Noise Children is our video production house of choice - show filming, promotional videos and he does artistic shit too.


The Harlots

When Attic Erratic wants to make some noise we turn to the Harlots front man (and Attic Erratic founding member) Tom Pitts. When we want to let our hair down these guys are rocking out in front of us.


Twin Beasts

Attic Erratic founding member Giuliano Ferla isn't just a talented playwright (Domino, 2013; Ad Infinitum, 2011), he also fronts high energy indie rock ensemble Twin Beasts; another of Attic Erratic's favourite nights out.


5pound Theatre

Our good friends and co-pro partners for Purgatorio, these guys create great theatre based out of their Richmond theatre venue The Owl and the Pussycat





 

Purgatorio Trailer

Purgatorio Trailer

Purgatorio

When a person opts for revenge they dig two graves

The much celebrated co-production between 5pound Theatre and Attic Erratic returns for 2016 Perth and Melbourne seasons. The Melbourne season is part of a double bill - Inferno - with our friends at Citizen Theatre.

'A night of superb theatre - the kind we always long for but rarely see'
- Stage Whispers (2014's production of Purgatorio)

Reviews from our 2014 Season

"Under Attic Erratic’s and 5 Pound Theatre’s combined care, together, they have created a master class in performance and production." - TheatrePeople.com.au

"Enjoyable on every level" - Australian Stage

"A poetic nightmare - at once befuddling, disturbing, thrilling and haunting, ensuring that this collaboration between Attic Erratic and 5 Pound theatre complements both companies greatest strengths." - Arts Hub

"Confronting and raw in emotion, Purgatorio is an epic journey, one that you should embark on while you have the chance. There is more to understanding love than what you see." - Broadway World

"A night of superb theatre - the kind we always long for but rarely see" - Stage Whispers

Inferno: A Double Bill plays February 4th - 14th
Crestfall at 7.15pm and Purgatorio at 9pm.

Previews: Single show $22 / $28 | Double show $32 / $38
Season: Single show $28 / $32 | Double show $38 / $42

About the show

When a person opts for revenge they dig two graves.

Lights up and a woman sits in a roomanswering questions from a man in a white coat. What follows is a roller coater of emotions, a dark forest full of twists and turns, murder, love, revenge and betrayal; nothing is what you think it is and nothing will ever be the same again.

Purgatorio is a formidable work of drama penned by a theatrical master of the modern age Ariel Dorfman. This Chillien playwright is perhaps best known for his 1990 work Death and the Maiden, which was later turned into a film by Roman Polanski.

Dorfmans work often premiers on Broadway and has attracted a veritable plague of A list actors including Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, Stanley Tucci, Emma Thompson, Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Alec Baldwin, John Malkovich and more. Purgatorio had it’s Spanish
language premier in 2011 starring Viggo Mortensen and Carme Elias.

5pound theatre and Attic Erratic are bringing this play to Melbourne with a dedicated and fearless group of theatre makers at the helm. Bringing together once more- Freya Pragt and Jason Cavanagh who created a bit of a stir with their portrayals of Professor Higgins and Elisa Dolttle in the 2012 production of Pygmalion. Teamed up with award winning director, Celeste Cody who is in charge of bringing this technically challenging and intensely dramatic piece of theatre into being.
The text is a passionate lover that envelops you, making your skin tickle and your belly flutter.

"It’s something else… every time we visit Purgatorio we make new discoveries and delight in the questions it asks." – Director, Celeste Cody

Can there truly be forgiveness and reconciliation in the aftermath of an unthinkably monsterous deed? How can you find repentance without destroying your identity? And what if the key to your salvation, is held by the very person you have hurt most in this world? Purgatorio is an exploration of some of our most secret fears.

This is a co-production with 5pound Theatre.

Freya Pragt in Purgatorio

Freya Pragt in Purgatorio

Crestfall

Crestfall

Crestfall

Presented by Citizen Theatre as part of the Inferno Double Bill

Crestfall follows three tortured women for one day as they deal with violent atrocities in their dystopian, wasteland of a home. Olive, Alison and Tilly’s stories all clash in harrowing ways.

Presented as a double bill with Attic Erratic / 5pound Theatre's stunning co-production of Purgatorio, this promises to be one amazing night of theatre.

Crestfall, tells three twisted stories of oversexed wife Olive, desperate mother Alison and prostitute Tilly. Set in a dystopian wasteland strewn with animal carcasses and violence, their paths intertwine in disturbing ways. Follow them for one harrowing day as they hunt for hope among the wreckage.

Written by one of Ireland’s most masterful and electrifying playwrights, Mark O’Rowe crafts a deeply moving tale that keeps audiences gripped, one revelation after another.

Inferno: A Double Bill plays February 4th - 14th, 2016 (no show on Mon 8th).
Crestfall at 7.15pm, Purgatorio at 9pm.

Ticket Prices:
Previews
Concession: single show $22, double show $32.
Full: single show $28. Double show $38

Season
Concession: single show $28, double show $38.
Full: single show $32. Double show $42

About the show

Once upon a time, in a land far far away, two very different, very manly men take a stroll through a minefield... TRIPPED is a parable, examining racial prejudice through a dark comedic lens.

After surviving a helicopter crash, Norm finds himself held captive in the desert; forced to remain stationary by a landmine lying buried beneath his feet and by Ahmed, a gun-wielding stranger. As they quickly discover, Norm and Ahmed have a lot in common: both have lived in NSW, both have families, and both have a nasty habit of standing on landmines. With aching joints and parched throats, who will be the last man standing? With suspicious fingers poised on triggers, how long can the friendly chat hold out? All it takes is one slip. One step. What happens when we choose to step off?

Musgrove developed TRIPPED over the past few years, drawing inspiration from his experiences in his grown up job as a lawyer and the stories of people he has met from all walks of life. His enthusiasm for social justice combined with his sharp wit and wicked one-liners make for an hilarious and heart-breaking piece.

Beneath Musgrove’s enthralling tête-à-tête there is an oppressive undercurrent, a single-minded fervour delicately crafted by award winning director Celeste Cody (Choir Girl; Christina: A Story With Music) that will have the audience as captivated as the two protagonists.

Bringing Norm and Ahmed to life are Angus Brown (Get Ready, Get Set, Ahh F*%k it; Mania) and Ezel Doruk (Clique; Brown About Town) with Liam O’Kane (Mistakes Madeline Made; Who Is Eunice McBrae?) as the mysterious Jacques.

TRIPPED will challenge, entertain and excite the Fringe audiences. In the current political and social climate, this play must be seen, heard and talked about!

Written by Nick Musgrove, Directed by Celeste Cody and performed by Liam O'Kane, Angus Brown and Ezel Doruk.

Centred: A One Clown Comedy About Stuff

Attention customers: the centre will be closing in five minutes. Please collect your valuables and loved ones and make your way to the nearest exit.

One hour of masterful clowning delivers a silent comedy about love, care and dealing with past events.

'Liam O'Kane is so good it almost hurts, and it's damn near impossible not to fall in love' (Herald Sun)

Dates

Melbourne: July TBA

Edinburgh: 6 - 31 August

Venues

Melbourne Season - Tuxedo Cat: 17-23 Wills St Melbourne

Edinburgh Season - C Venues (c South, Venue 58)

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Tickets for our Melbourne season coming soon!

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About the Show

Attention customers: the swim centre will be closing in five minutes. Please collect your valuables and loved ones and make your way to the nearest exit. The centre will not be held responsible for anyone left here overnight.

What would you do?
With no one to talk to?

A charming physical comedy about every child's fantasy and one boy's nightmare: spending the night alone with no adults to tell you what to do.

Comedian and masterful clown Liam O'Kane teams up with joint artistic director Danny Delahunty to devise this amazing new silent comedy. O'Kane delves back into his early years, and with magical childlike wonder brings us into the imagination of a young child who desperately wants to be more than what he is and to leave the past in the past.

"It is a merging of silent sketch, clowning and theatre" says director Danny Delahunty "I've been lucky to have access to the highly trained skills of Liam [O'Kane] and have let the shape and content of the piece really come from his imaginations and physicality. But at the same time I am a theatre director, and every show has to have scale - Liam definitely does not disappoint in that department, there is a full journey for every audience member to go on in this piece."

Get Ready. Get Set. Ahhh F*%k It.

'Think Monty Python if they had Billy Connolly's observational skills while being fired through a machine gun' **** (ArtsHub.com.au).

Get Ready. Get Set. Ahhh F*%k It.

Attic Erratic proudly presents a one hour stand-up show from comic heavyweight Angus Brown for everyone who has had a brilliant idea but decided to watch Breaking Bad instead.

Dates

Melbourne: July TBA

Edinburgh: 6 - 31 August

Venues

Melbourne Season - Tuxedo Cat: 17-23 Wills St Melbourne

Edinburgh Season - C Venues (c South, Venue 58)

book now

Tickets for our Melbourne season coming soon!

Get Tickets for our Edinburgh season now!

Whilst on tour, Angus was facing certain death. Even though everything turned out fine, it got him thinking...

The prospect of death might motivate most people to tick off their bucket list, but for Angus it was a realisation that his life had been filled with great intentions, just not a lot of finished plans.

This is a show for everyone who has had a brilliant idea but decided to watch Breaking Bad instead.

"Energetic, quick-witted and enormously funny"
- Yawp Magazine (2014)

"With the reassuring vocal skills of a Play School presenter, Angus Brown is a witty provocateur who just skims the surface when it comes to exploring his brain forest."
- Rip It Up Magazine (2014)

"Brown is a passionate and energetic performer who will leave you with a smile on your face and a new-found appreciation for your mum."
- Herald Sun (2013)

"Brown is a natural story teller, his one-man show becomes more than a simple stand-up act or a string of funny stories. It becomes a beautiful, life affirming message regarding self-truth and realizing dreams."
- A New Leaf (2013)