JOURNEY TO THE EDGE OF MADNESS

MELBOURNE RISING

Must close 3 November 2019
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“A sure hit”

The Age

Welcome, dear one. Please do come in. We at the House of Usher are so very sorry for your loss.

While you are waiting on the casket, perhaps you’d like to step this way and take a journey with us... A journey to the edge of madness.

After sensational takeovers in Sydney and Perth, A Midnight Visit has been unleashed on Melbourne with new tricks and treats!

An epic 36 rooms awaits you in an abandoned warehouse in Melbourne’s inner north. Explore a dark dreamworld of shadows, thrills, obsession and awe. A performance experience like no other, you will encounter strange characters, thrilling scenes and macabre splendour as you journey deeper into the depths of mystery…

Is it nightmare or fantasy? Remembering or premonition? With curiosity your only guide, no two journeys are the same. Expect all sense to be tantalised – even (especially!) the spooky sixth.

Inspired by the life and works of the granddaddy of gothic, Edgar Allan Poe, A Midnight Visit is part choose your own adventure, part performance, part sound world, part surreal playground – and all parts absorbing. Flirting with the surreal and the absurd, while oozing steampunk, Stranger Things and David Lynch vibes, this is your chance to enjoy a hedonistic night out of a very different, dark and decadent variety.

Soothe your spirits before and after your journey at The Raven’s Rest, a bespoke bar offering themed cocktails, wine and other choice libations, as well as a sumptuous menu of tasty treats (think frittatas, cheese platters and blueberry choc fudge brownies). Click here to view the full menu.

Book quick, dear ones. Book quick, for this life is fleeting, and the dark magic we have wrought will not last.

“Is all that we see or seem,
But a dream within a dream?”

Edgar Allan Poe

TICKET INFORMATION

Dates: 30 July – 3 November 2019

In Season: Wednesday – Sunday

Wednesday – Multiple sessions (starting 7pm)
Thursday – Multiple sessions (starting 7pm)
Friday – Multiple sessions (starting 7pm)
Saturday – Multiple sessions (starting 7pm)
Sunday – Multiple sessions (starting 5pm/6.30pm)

Halloween Party Weekend

Thursday 31 October – Multiple sessions (starting 7pm)
Friday 1 November – Multiple sessions (starting 7pm)
Saturday 2 November – Multiple sessions (starting 7pm)

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LOCATION

House of Usher – Funeral Services
222 Macaulay Rd
North Melbourne

FAME

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“A delight to all the senses”
– Theatre People
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“[Poe] would be proud of the detail and effort placed on this phenomenal night. Bravo to all involved!”
– ISOLATED NATION
★ ★ ★ ★ 1/2
“Mind-blowing… An amazing maze with surprises both devilish and delightful around every corner.”
– The West Australian
★ ★ ★ ★
“A sure hit…A lot of fun.”
– THE AGE
“Step inside the spellbinding labyrinth that is A Midnight Visit…this is one immersive theatre experience that you cannot pass up.”
Milkbar Mag
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“Like Alice down the rabbit hole, you drift into an impeccably constructed dreamscape/adventure land.”
– FRINGE FEED
 ★ ★ ★ ★ 1/4
“This piece of immersive theatre is unlike almost anything else at the moment.”
XPress Magazine
★ ★ ★ ★
“This is your night in a dark dreamworld… A remarkable achievement.”
– TIME OUT
“one of the most popular theatre experiences in Melbourne right now.”
Broadsheet