English Eccentrics Tickets
Melbourne, Victoria

English Eccentrics Tickets

Where English wit and Australian larrikinism converge, English Eccentrics offers a whimsical glimpse into a gallery of thirty-nine eccentric characters from English society.
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English Eccentrics Tickets

About English Eccentrics

This production champions Victorian Opera’s new shining stars as part of our ongoing VO Emerges series, our commitment to fostering new talent. Come and be thoroughly entertained by an array of characters that continually one-up the last in peculiarity, in a revolving door of aristocrats, tradesmen, maids and clergy, exploring the idiosyncrasies that lie within them.

Edith Sitwell could easily have counted herself among these famous eccentrics, and there’s an unmistakable touch of eccentricity in Malcolm Williamson as well. Williamson’s music brims with pastiche, ranging from Mozart to Gershwin, and even with a twist of rumba.

Prepare to revel in the joyous, moving and zany world crafted by this great Australian composer.

Run time

2hrs 30mins (incl. interval)

Start date

4th July, 2024

End date

6th July, 2024


Production note
Sung in English


Union Theatre, University of Melbourne

Level 2 Arts & Cultural Building (building 159), 761 Swanston Street, Parkville, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 3052


Wheelchair access is provided via elevators and shorter ‘jump lifts’ throughout spaces and theatres. Accessible bathrooms on all levels including in dressing rooms.



BY TRAM: Catch any Swanston St tram to Stop 1 – Melbourne University tram stop to enter the campus via Monash Road (Gate 4) or the amphitheatre (Gate 6).

BY BICYCLE: The University encourages cycling as a mode of transport and is always developing their campuses with bicycle facilities in mind. A large proportion of bicycle racks on campus are checked by security and covered by CCTV. There are a number of bicycle lock up racks directly opposite the Arts & Cultural Building entrance on Monash Road.

BY CAR: The closest car park is the Eastern Precinct Car Park at 375 Cardigan Street, Carlton, near the corner of Elgin Street. This car park is an approximate 5-minute walk from the venue, with access across Swanston St via the Elgin St footbridge. There is also Ace Parking Car Park at 265 Faraday Street, Carlton, which is opposite the Monash Road entrance (Gate 4).

More information about English Eccentrics

Composer: Malcolm Williamson, AO (Hon) CBE

Conductor: Susan Collins

Director: Stuart Maunder

Set and Costume Designer: Louisa Fitzgerald

Featuring VO Emerges artists

Victorian Opera Chamber Orchestra

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