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Melbourne theatre and musicals in February

From Professor Sprout to Cursed Child(ren) and indie hits – we've got you covered
The Lady in the Van Melbourne Theatre Company
Photograh: Helen Maybanks

Melbourne's theatre scene has really kicked into top gear this February, with our major companies starting their mainstage seasons in grand style. Melbourne Theatre Company has Miriam Margolyes in a sparkling comedy while Malthouse has a fascinating show from the US that's sure to be provocative. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child officially opens this month, and you can still catch the best live performance at Midsumma.

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Theatre, Musicals

Jersey Boys

icon-location-pin Regent Theatre, Melbourne

Last in Melbourne in 2009, Broadway smash Jersey Boys is back in 2018 with an Australian cast led by Ryan Gonazalez and Daniel Raso (sharing the role of Frankie Valli), Cameron MacDonald, Thomas McGuane and Glaston Toft (reprising his role as bassist Nick Massi).


Theatre, Drama

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

icon-location-pin Princess Theatre, Melbourne

At long last Melbourne muggles will be able to get a glimpse inside JK Rowling's Wizarding World with their own two eyes: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is headed to the Princess Theatre.

Arbus & West Melbourne Theatre Company 2019
Photograph: Justin Ridler
Theatre, Drama

Arbus & West

icon-location-pin Arts Centre Melbourne, Southbank

This play imagines what transpired during a real-life meeting between photographer Diane Arbus (to be played by Diana Glenn) and bombshell actress/queen of the double-entendre Mae West (Melita Jurisic).

Indie and mid-range

Mr Burns, a post-electric play fortyfivedownstairs 2019 image supplied
Photograph: Supplied
Theatre, Drama

Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play

icon-location-pin fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne

In the first act of American playwright Anne Washburn's Mr Burns, a group of survivors huddle around a fireplace, attempting to retell the 'Cape Feare' episode from the fifth season of The Simpsons.

After something a little less dramatic?

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