JOURNEY TO THE EDGE OF MADNESS

MELBOURNE RISING

30 July – 15 September 2019
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★ ★ ★ ★ 1/2
“Mind-blowing… An amazing maze with surprises both devilish and delightful around every corner.” – The West Australian

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 34 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 choice libations and small bites.

Book quick, dear ones!
(Book, 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 – 15 September 2019

Preview Week: Tuesday – Sunday

Tuesday – 4 sessions (starting 7pm)
Wednesday – 4 sessions (starting 7pm)
Thursday – 5 sessions (starting 7pm)
Friday – 6 sessions (starting 7pm)
Saturday – 6 sessions (starting 7pm)
Sunday – 5 sessions (starting 5pm)

In Season: Wednesday – Sunday

Wednesday – 4 sessions (starting 7pm)
Thursday – 4 sessions (starting 7pm)
Friday – 5 sessions (starting 7pm)
Saturday – 5 sessions (starting 7pm)
Sunday – 4 sessions (starting 5pm)

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LOCATION

House of Usher – Funeral Services
222 Macaulay Rd
North Melbourne

FAME

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“Like Alice down the rabbit hole, you drift into an impeccably constructed dreamscape/adventure land…the level of detail is second to none.”
– FRINGE FEED
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“[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
“This is what theatre should be doing all the time, challenging, exploring, developing and expanding the form of theatre.”
On the Town
★ ★ ★ ★ 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 SYDNEY
“Australia’s answer to Sleep No More.”
– ABC ARTS