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The Substation, 1 Market Street, Newport, Victoria 3015, Australia
20–24 August 2024
Tue 7:30–8:30pm
Wed 7:30–8:30pm
Thu 7:30–8:30pm
Fri 7:30–8:30pm
Sat 2–3pm
Sat 7:30–8:30pm
Substation Program/​Theatre/​Performance

The Substation is an accessible venue.


$40 General Admission

$30 Concession and Hobsons Bay Resident

$20 First Nations

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A dark night. Through an open window you spy a house party. A house party going terribly, awkwardly wrong.

Interior takes you into our struggles to connect with the people around us; our ecstatic, desperate attempts. A collision of text, movement and design, Interior is a visual and aural unravelling, a unique spectacular about the parts of us that we can’t see.

Inspired by the world of James Joyce’s infamous short story ‘The Dead’, Interior explores choreographies of the internal and external, revealing and concealing, authentic and pretend with the award-winning Rawcus Ensemble.

Provocative, poetic, and absurd, Interior is an anarchic gathering where the only thing the party guests are afraid of is being left alone together.

Created by Rawcus.
Devised and Performed by the Rawcus Ensemble: Clem Baade, Swann Biguet, Michael Buxton, Rachel Edward, Nilgun Guven, Jorlene Lim, Joshua Lynzaat, Paul Matley, Mike McEvoy, Isha Menon, Ryan New, Heath O'Loughlin, Kerryn Poke, and Louise Riisik

Director: Katrina Cornwell
Writer/Dramaturg: Morgan Rose
Composer/Sound Designer: Jethro Woodward
Set and Costume Designer: Nathan Burmeister
Lighting Designer: Richard Vabre
Stage Manager: Vivienne Poznanski
Production Manager: Flick
Executive Producer : Jacque Robinson
Assistant Director: Kate Cameron

Photo: Pia Johnson


In early August a downloadable Access Guide will be available for this show, including a social script.
Interior will be captioned in English every night.

Interior includes a certain amount of integrated audio description, however for a fully audio described performance please attend our Audio Described matinee on Saturday 24 August at 2pm. Headsets will be available at this performance, as well as a tactile tour before the show.

For an Auslan interpreted performance, please attend on Friday 23 August at 7:30pm.

A Quiet Space is available for use every night.
Interior includes loud music and flashing lights. Please refer to our access guide for more detailed information.

A recording of Interior will be available after the live performance closes, for people who cannot attend the theatre.
The Substation is an accessible venue.


This event contains mild course language and sudden and sustained loud noises.


This project is supported by Creative Australia, the Besen Family Foundation, and Hobsons Bay City Council through its Make it Happen Grants program.

Rawcus receives organisational support from the Victorian State Government Creative Victoria Creative Enterprises, The City of Port Phillip’s Key Arts Program and the Shulu Foundation.

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1 Market Street, Newport,
Victoria 3015, Australia

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Wed–Sat 11am–5pm

We acknowledge and recognise the Ancestors, Elders and families of the Yalukit-willam of the Kulin Nation, who are the traditional custodians of the land that The Substation is on. We extend our respects to their ancestors and elders past, present and emerging, and to all First Nations people.

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