Presented by Arts House
7pm, Wed 6 Dec
7pm, Thu 7 Dec
7pm, Fri 8 Dec
2pm, Sat 9 Dec
7.30pm, Sat 9 Dec
5pm, Sun 10 Dec
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
Smoke effects, some loud music, possible strobe effects.
You are invited to the final requiem for the last music joint left in town.
Joseph O’Farrell (The Suitcase Royale) and the UK’s Sam Halmarack (Festival of Live Art, 2014) combine theatre with the fist-pumping euphoria and power ballads of a stadium gig, in WE ARE LIGHTNING!, a darkly comical work that reflects on the importance of communal spaces where people can come together and express themselves.
North Melbourne Town Hall is transformed into a music venue on the brink of closure. A teen band, a community choir and ageing rockers join JOF’s drums and Sam’s guitar to mark and protest its demise, leading audiences through a strange ceremony and heartfelt celebration of how music shapes the lives of the people that play it.
Join us for our last chance to come together and be saved by music.
Written, Devised, Composed and Produced by:
Sam Halmarack & Joseph O’Farrell (JOF)
Living Music school Director:
Zine and Documentation:
Audrey Di Martino
Social Impact assessor and Producer:
Performed by Pythagoras and the Field
Supported by – WE ARE LIGHTNING! is supported by Arts House, Creative Victoria and Arts Council England.
Image – Paul Blakemore