Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts
CALIGULA, image by Dylan Evans Photography

CALIGULA

THE DANGER ENSEMBLE
Presented by Judith Wright Centre


Certainly not history.

The Danger Ensemble, known for their strikingly visual theatrical experiments, take on one of the world's most remembered and notorious figures since the death of Christ.

Alongside a boutique cast of actors, singers and dancers, they trawl History Channel documentaries, Charles Manson biographies, internet guides on group sex etiquette, The Smiths discography, French poetry collections and many grams of coke, in pursuit of the truth about the myth that is the man that was CALIGULA.

"Bold, infuriating, outrageous and utterly energised"
THE AUSTRALIAN

Director/Designer Steven Mitchell Wright
Associate Directors
Chris Beckey and Stephen Quinn
Performers and Co-devisors: 
Chris Beckey, Gabriel Comerford, Nerida Matthaei, Stephen Quinn and Lucinda Shaw
Designers
Benjamin Hughes and Nathalie Ryner

A CO-PRODUCTION BETWEEN THE DANGER ENSEMBLE AND THE JUDITH WRIGHT CENTRE

Caligula has been supported by the Judith Wright Centre’s Fresh Ground program made possible through Arts Queensland.


     

Event Details

Date & Time

Thu 3 to Sat 12 July, 7.30pm

Preview: Thu 3 July

Season: Fri 4 to Sat 12 July

                No performances Sun & Mon

Duration: 75 mins, no interval
Foyer Bar opens 6:30pm

Please note: a full lockout applies to this production and latecomers will NOT be admitted

Tickets

Unreserved Theatre Seating

Full: $35

Concession: $28

Student: $20

Groups (6+): $20

Preview: $20 all tickets

Judy Tuesday: $20 all tickets

Conc: pensioners, unwaged and government senior cardholders ONLY

Age recommendation 18+
adult themes, explicit sexual references, full nudity, drug use, coarse language, violence, theatrical smoke effects

Venue

Reviews

by ARTSHUB

Simon Tate

"CALIGULA is a tightly sequenced, extravagant and provocative performance that is comprised of essential ideas and images by an ensemble willing to take risks... confrontational, but only to the conventional and expected. If that’s what you want, stay home and watch a renovation cooking show challenge."

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XS ENTERTAINMENT

Xanthe Coward

"We transcend time and place to find ourselves lost somewhere between 'history' and the fetish clubs of the 21st century. It’s loose, it’s a little wicked, and it’s not anything at all like you might expect, even if you thought you were familiar with The Danger Ensemble’s work."

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THE AU REVIEW

Meredith Mclean

"the performers’ skills in movement and song, the costumes, the lighting and use of space, are all superb... [CALIGULA is] a show that stands on the precipice. At any moment it can hurtle it self over the edge into theatrical madness and sometimes it seems like it will crash and burn there in that swirling chaos. But time and time again it rights it self just enough..."

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