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Melbourne theatre and musicals in June

From David Bowie's musical to a Swan Lake for the 21st century – we've got you covered for onstage highlights this month

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland 2017 The Australian Ballet production still 01 feat Ako Kondo with Cheshire Cat photographer credit Jeff Busby
Photograph: Jeff Busby Ako Kondo as Alice

If the chill isn't enough reason to take your culture indoors, then something below should take your fancy. There are a stack of musicals, plays and ballets opening in Melbourne this June. We're particularly looking forward to Malthouse's fresh, one-woman take on Wake in Fright and Melbourne Theatre Company's lavish staging of Storm Boy.

Recommended: How to score cheap theatre tickets and the best art exhibitions in Melbourne this month.


Storm Boy Melbourne Theatre Company 2019
Photograph: Supplied
Theatre, Drama

Storm Boy

icon-location-pin Southbank Theatre (Melbourne Theatre Company), Southbank

This adaptation of Colin Thiele's classic Australian novel about a boy and his pelican previously played at Sydney Theatre Company’s Wharf Theatre. Now Queensland Theatre’s artistic director, Sam Strong, is reimagining it for MTC’s much larger Sumner Theatre. 

Solaris Malthouse Theatre 2019
Photograph: Zan Wimberley
Theatre, Drama


icon-location-pin Malthouse Theatre, Southbank

Malthouse's artistic director Matthew Lutton is working with award-winning Scottish playwright David Greig on this adaptation of Stanisław Lem’s seminal sci-fi novel. It’s been turned into two films in the past, but Greig is going back to the original source material to tell a story about a mysterious planet where visitors encounter the ghosts of long-lost loved ones.

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.

Time Out says

After something a little less dramatic?