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Melbourne theatre and musicals in July

From major musicals to Australian comedy legends – we've got you covered for on-stage highlights this month

Come from Away 2018 Broadway cast photo credit: Matthew Murphy
Photograph: Matthew Murphy

Major musicals are a bit thin on the ground in Melbourne this July, but there's one biggie opening: Broadway hit Come from AwayThere's plenty of other shows on this month, including Malthouse's blistering one-woman version of Wake in Frightand Melbourne Theatre Company's biggest show of the year, Shakespeare in Love is opening.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is still going strong at the Princess Theatre, but if you prefer something a little left-of-centre, immersive theatre experience A Midnight Visit is making its Melbourne debut.

Recommended: How to get cheap theatre tickets in Melbourne.

Mainstage theatre

Theatre, Drama

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

icon-location-pin Princess Theatre, Melbourne

The first rule of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, is that you don’t talk about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Safeguarding spoilers is an expected responsibility for anyone who attends the Potter-verse’s first on-stage outing. There’s even a hashtag: #KeepTheSecrets.

Time Out says

Independent theatre and/or less than $50


A Midnight Visit

icon-location-pin House of Usher, North Melbourne

The mysterious and macabre works of Edgar Allan Poe are scary enough when they're just on a page, but what happens when they burst to life across 34 rooms in a two-storey abandoned North Melbourne warehouse?

After something a little less dramatic?