Menu
Melbourne
The Heartbreak Choir at Melbourne Theatre Company
The Heartbreak Choir at Melbourne Theatre Company
Theatre

The Heartbreak Choir at Melbourne Theatre Company

Melbourne, VIC
From the revered playwright behind one of MTC’s most beloved recent hits, The Architect, comes this funny and uplifting celebration of music, friendship and community.
From $100
Book with confidence

TodayTix is an Authorised Seller and all bookings are 100% authentic and guaranteed.

About The Heartbreak Choir at Melbourne Theatre Company

An MTC NEXT STAGE Original

By Aidan Fennessy

Directed by Peter Houghton

From the revered playwright behind one of MTC’s most beloved recent hits, The Architect, comes this funny and uplifting celebration of music, friendship and community. A world premiere production, The Heartbreak Choir is a warm-hearted hug of a play that will make you want to sing out loud.

In the old CFA hall on the outskirts of town, a small group of locals come together to sing, and to connect. Aseni, Barbara, Mack, Savannah and Totty have splintered from their original choir on a matter of principle and are intent on forging their own path. With their latest recruit Peter along for the ride, they have a new name, a space to rehearse in and a public debut booked. All they need now is to right the wrongs of the past … and to find a song that pairs perfectly with the local winery’s Sangiovese.

Brought to the stage by The Architect director Peter Houghton, The Heartbreak Choir is a joyful, song-filled snapshot of a devastated community learning how to heal. Featuring Tariro Mavondo (Jumpy), William McInnes (An Ideal Husband), Emily Milledge (The House of Bernarda Alba), Genevieve Morris (True Minds) and Louise Siversen (Noises Off), this emotionally resonant MTC NEXT STAGE commission is the last work from playwright Aidan Fennessy – a fitting final act of togetherness.

The Heartbreak Choir was commissioned through MTC’s NEXT STAGE Writers’ Program with the support of our Playwrights Giving Circle Donors, The Ian Potter Foundation, Naomi Milgrom Foundation, The Myer Foundation, Malcolm Robertson Foundation and The University of Melbourne.

Please note
Warming: contains coarse language, mature themes, references to sexual assault and references to suicide.

Tell Me More

★★★★ "So disarming and funny and true" - The Age (on the Architect)

★★★★ "Electric....quietly gripping and hugely satifying" - Time Out (on The Architect)

By Aidan Fennessy

Directed by Peter Houghton

Cast: Tariro Mavondo, William McInnes, Emily Milledge, Genevieve Morris, Louise Siversen

Start date

April 25th, 2022

End date

May 28th, 2022

Genre

Theatre

Venue

Southbank Theatre, The Sumner

From $100
Book with confidence

TodayTix is an Authorised Seller and all bookings are 100% authentic and guaranteed.

Get more TodayTix
    Download the app
    Download Apple StoreGet it on Google Play
    Follow us
    TwitterInstagramFacebook
    TodayTix Logo
    © 2022 TodayTix Group All rights reserved.

    Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries and regions. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. Google Play and the Google Play logo are trademarks of Google LLC.