Union House Theatre

Union House Theatre is the hub for extracurricular student theatre and performance at the University of Melbourne. We program plays, workshops and events giving students a taste of professional practice. We have five staff members and manage two theatres – one is also a cinema – in Union House. We provide support to student playwrights, directors, performers and technicians.

Union House Theatre's Productions

  1. Comedy on Campus

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    Comedy (2017)

    Comedy on Campus Presented by Union House Theatre   We have an epic program lined up with the best of student comedy, alumni comedy, masterclasses, screenings a...

  2. Mirror’s Edge

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    Play (2017)

    Sea Lake is dying — a tiny drought-stricken town in the heart of the Mallee. Suddenly, out of nowhere, a busload of Chinese tourists turn up to take photos on the ...

  3. Macbeth + macdeath : a coda

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    Play (2016)

    Macbeth + macdeath: a coda Directed by Petra Kalive By William Shakespeare and Jean Tong A dark prophecy triggers the rise and fall of an ambitious couple whose way...

  4. Megaphone Democracy

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    Play (2016)

    How do you show you care? Megaphone Democracy is a theatrical exploration of action, apathy, cynicism and ‘clicktivism’. Through extensive interviews with indivi...

  5. 1938 : An Opera

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    Musical (2012)

    Focusing on nationalism and racism, this opera is set amongst the 1938 Australia Day celebrations at the height of the White Australia Policy, when the first Aborigi...

  6. Echo

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    Musical (2015)

    Auslan interpreted performance on Thursday 28th May Echo is an adaptation of the Echo and Narcissus myth. Investigating the modern narcissist, it is a multidisciplin...

  7. Don’t Bring Lulu

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    Play (2014)

  8. The Tempest

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    Play (2013)

    Director’s Note: Welcome to this production of The Tempest at Union House. It has been a wonderful, slightly nostalgic project for me having graduated 21 years ago...

  9. Third Person

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    Musical (2013)

    A world premiere production by one of Australia’s leading playwrights, Third Person takes place in the ruins of Berlin not long after the fall of Hitler’...

  10. I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

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    Musical (2004)

  11. No Place Like – 28/05/2011

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    Musical (2011)

    Current MU student, Chris Summers, has written a fierce and blackly riotous riff on the idea of ‘home’. He takes us from present day Melbourne, where a tragedy u...

  12. Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

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    Musical (2010)

    Expect the unexpected in this riotous and gleeful version of Sondheim’s all-singing, all-slashing musical classic. With a brilliant cast drawn from the Conservator...

  13. Attempts On Her Life (2008)

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    Play (2008)

    Subtitled ’17 scenarios for theatre’ this piece is bold in not allocating lines to any specific character. Central narrative about a character who may, or may no...

  14. Pirate Eyes

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    Play (2001)

    Lally Katz was commissioned to write Pirate Eyes for Union House Theatre

  15. A History of Heaven

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    Musical (1999)

    An eclectic exploration of new technology, intriguing concepts and a “new generation of seekers and doubters”.

  16. Anachronisticity

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    Dance (1998)

    7 short theatre/dance works. Cinematic Theatre: (des. Greg Paynter) Hooks: (dir. Mia Rappel + Jessie Huon) Trinity: (dir. Julia West) Loaded: (dir/choreography. Nata...

  17. Anatomy 1

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    Musical (1993)

    Musical theatre which explores psychosis in a humourous and compassionate way. Special benefit performance on October 10th with all proceeds going to the Schizophre...

  18. Annus Horribilus

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    Musical (1993)

  19. Atlanta

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    Play (1988)

    Using abstract form and original music, Atlanta is a play about the way we live today. Commissioned by the theatre department from Joanna Murray-Smith. The funding a...

  20. Aeffluence: A musical cosmorama

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    Musical (1974)

    Aeffluence is a reworking of a rock musical performed in August 1972 from which a limited number of LP’s were released. The script was redeveloped by “young M...

  21. Australian Season of Drama

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    Play (1972)

    A season of eight productions of Australian theatre presented by the various theatre groups of Melbourne University. 1. ‘THE CHAPEL PERILOUS’ by Dorothy ...

  22. Alfred the Incredible Sheepboy

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    Play (1972)

    Review Excerpts: “Farce & melodrama linking sing-a-longs of 50’s & 60’s hits -no more profound than ‘Dad & Dave’ -great fun”- Gerald...

  23. Allergy

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    Play (1971)

    Presented at lunchtime each day

  24. A Journey of Discovery by the Eloquent Body

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    Dance (1971)

  25. A Refined Look at Existence

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    Play (1970)

    Victorian Premier

  26. A Fine Line and the Occasional Raspberry

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    Musical (1967)

    Short plays by Bellow, Beckett, Ionesco and Pinter

  27. A Singular Man

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    Musical (1966)