Topdog/Underdog Tickets
Melbourne, Victoria

Topdog/Underdog Tickets

Hilarious and harrowing, Suzan-Lori Parks’s prize-winning Topdog/Underdog is a darkly comic fable about making the most of the cards you’re dealt.
Topdog/Underdog: What to expect - 1
Topdog/Underdog Tickets

About Topdog/Underdog

Writer: Suzan-Lori Parks

Director: Bert LaBonté

Impoverished brothers Lincoln and Booth – jokingly named by their deadbeat father after Abraham Lincoln and the man who shot him, stage actor John Wilkes Booth – make money through precarious means: Lincoln as a whiteface Abraham Lincoln impersonator at the arcade and Booth as a card-game hustler. Haunted by their past, sibling rivalry gives way to deeper resentment as they uncover their true history.

Hailed as a great contemporary classic, Topdog/Underdog’s recent Broadway return saw it win a coveted Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play, and celebrated Parks as one of Time Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential People.

Directed by legend of the stage Bert LaBonté and starring Damon Manns and Ras-Samuel, Topdog/Underdog deftly moves between vaudevillian comedy and tragedy in a single, perfect act.

Start date

23rd August, 2024

End date

21st September, 2024



Production note
This production contains coarse language, depictions of violence, sexual references and mature themes.


Southbank Theatre, The Lawler

140 Southbank Boulevard, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 3006


Wheelchair access is via the front entrance on Southbank Boulevard. There are lifts to all levels. The foyer offer tables and chairs at wheelchair height, and a low bar service area.



BY TRAM: For routes travelling up and down St Kilda Road (1, 3, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67 and 72) you can alight at the Arts Centre stop and walk to Southbank Theatre. Route 1 goes down Southbank Boulevard, and stops on Sturt Street just outside Melbourne Recital Centre (located next to the Southbank Theatres).

BY TRAIN: Southbank Theatre is within easy distance of Flinders Street Station. After exiting the station, walked south down St Kilda Road.

BY CAR: Wilson Parking has multiple paid options available: Roverside Quay, Southgate, Eureka or Flingers Gate car parks. Please note, these are paid carparks.

More information about Topdog/Underdog

★★★★★ "Deeply absorbing." - Time Out New York

★★★★ "Hilarious, tragic and above all sincere." - The Guardian

Writer: Suzan-Lori Parks

Director: Bert LaBonté

Set & Costume Designer: Sophie Woodward

Lighting Designer: Rachel Lee

Cast: Damon Manns and Ras-Samuel

Frequently asked questions

Which theatre is Topdog/Underdog at?

Topdog/Underdog is at Melbourne's Southbank Theatre, The Lawler.

How much are tickets for Topdog/Underdog?

Topdog/Underdog tickets start at $70.

How do you get tickets for Topdog/Underdog?

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