the australian premiere of


music, lyrics, and text by dave malloy

(Creator of the Hit Broadway Musical Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812)

14-23 august 2019

gasworks arts park

21 Graham St, Albert Park VIC 3206

a musical to die for.

Rapturous…this happily haunted song cycle uses languages as varied as gospel, folk ballads, honky-tonk anthems of heartbreak, electropop, doo-wop and jazz à la Thelonious Monk…Ghost Quartet slyly addresses the questions of why we want to believe in ghosts and feel the need to keep talking about them. And I promise you, you will believe by the evening’s end.
— The New York Times

Ghost Quartet is a show about love, death and whiskey.

A camera breaks and four friends drink in four interwoven narratives spanning seven centuries: a warped fairy tale about two sisters, a treehouse astronomer and a lazy evil bear; a retelling of Edgar Allan Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher; a purgatorial intermezzo about Scheherazade and the ghost of Thelonious Monk; and a contemporary fable about a subway murder.

Inspired by source material as diverse as Arabian Nights and the television series The Twilight Zone, you won’t want to miss this spirited modern musical where nothing is as it seems.

creative team

Directed and Designed by BRANDON PAPE (Artistic Director, Antipodes Theatre Company)
Musical Direction by DAVID BUTLER (Green Room Award Nominee, Falsettos)
Musical Staging by MADISON LEE (Sydney Theatre Award Nominee, The Wild Party)

Further casting and creative team details will be announced soon.



about us


Antipodes Theatre Company (ATC) seeks to provide a collaborative and inclusive environment for producing professional theatre in Melbourne. Our season includes plays, musicals, new work, acting workshops, and programs for young artists. ATC strives for diversity in the workplace through a commitment to having at least 50% of all positions filled by women or people of color. Current company members include David Butler, Melissa David, Kristy Griffin, Chloe Towan, and Don Winsor.

Brooklyn Runaways produces cabarets and live events for a modern audience. Founded in 2018 by Melissa David and Brandon Pape, two New York City transplants who recently arrived in Melbourne and hope to continue pursuing their love of nurturing fresh voices in the performance community.