Melbourne theatre and musicals in October

From Melbourne Festival to musical Mormons and magic carpets – we've got you covered for on-stage highlights this month

Photograph: Joel Chester Fildes

This month we welcome the happy mayhem of Melbourne Festival – and boy howdy are you spoilt for choice, whether your tastes run to blockbuster musicals, independent theatre, new writing, experimental dance... 

Don't spend ALL your dollars, though: Melbourne Theatre Company and Malthouse have announced their 2018 seasons, as has the Australian Ballet.

After something a bit less dramatic?