La Belle Epoque Tickets
Melbourne, Victoria

La Belle Epoque Tickets

A text-based play with integrated archival and live video, performed by actors of African heritage, telling the story of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
La Belle Epoque: What to expect - 1
La Belle Epoque Tickets

About La Belle Epoque

La Belle Epoque comprises several interweaving narratives that combine to tell the story of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The play charts the history of discovery and exploitation of resources in the DRC such as slaves, rubber, diamonds and rare earth minerals from pre-colonial times to the modern day, exposing the supply chain together with the people who are beneficiaries of these resources - the Wealthy West.

It tells the story of a quartet of young African Australians, focusing on the central relationship of Chris, a Congolese refugee and Isioma, a Nigerian Australian who came to Australia with her migrant parents when she was a baby. Chris is an aspiring actor who also runs a small import business. Isioma is studying political science at University and is hoping to become an influencer through social media. Chris and Isioma have been going out for three years and although Isioma notionally lives with her parents in the suburbs, she spends most days and nights at Chris’ modest studio apartment.

Chris and Isioma are very serious, but marriage is not considered a short-term possibility as there is no way that Chris could afford the large dowry that would be demanded. Also, Chris is secretive and guarded about his past and his family, which puts added strain on the relationship.

Run time

1hr 10mins (no interval)

Start date

10th July, 2024

End date

20th July, 2024




Suitable for Mature audiences


Theatre Works

14 Acland Street, St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 3182


Theatre Works Theatre Works is wheelchair accessible for audience members and performers. We have step-free access except to the seating bank. Our seating bank has 16 stairs to the top of the rafters.



BY TRAM: Tram routes: 12, 16 & 96.

BY BUS: Bus routes: 600 Southland Shopping Centre to St Kilda Station / 623 Glen Waverley to St Kilda Station / 246 Elsternwick to Clifton Hill.

BY CAR: There is limited street parking available - it is advisable to arrive early to avoid disappointment.

More information about La Belle Epoque

Playwright & Producer: Future D Fidel

Director: Budi Miller

Dramaturg: Todd McDonald

Video Designer: Mirene Igwabi

Sound Designer: Joseph Aderemi

Set/Costume Designer: Romaine Harper

Cast: Gideon Mzembe, Alyson Joyce and Daniel Udo Jr

Frequently asked questions

What is the running time of La Belle Epoque?

La Belle Epoque runs for 1hr 10mins (no interval)

Which theatre is La Belle Epoque at?

La Belle Epoque is at Melbourne's Theatre Works.

What is the age recommendation for La Belle Epoque?

Suitable for Mature audiences

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