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Enlightenment [Melbourne]

Enlightenment [Melbourne]

Ticketing Information



Thursday March 18, 2021 - 8:00 PM


Northcote Town Hall
189 High St
Northcote, VIC 3070



Amber Richardson & Glenda Judd

Language/ Cultural Consultant:


About the Show

Presented by Darebin Arts Speakeasy & FUSE

The most important human being ever born. The most powerful creature ever to exist. Somewhere in our city, they’re about to hook up.

Sid’s life is objectively perfect, but utterly empty. Meanwhile, Sage hustles every waking minute against encroaching poverty and desperation.

When they meet, and fall in love, it’s gonna change the world; and threaten the destruction of the cosmic order. (You know; that cosmic order that safeguards all those privileges that we so richly deserve.)

Singapore-born, Perth-based artist Joe Lui, re-imagines two characters from a towering story of his childhood – the young prince Siddhartha, and the magical Monkey from ‘Journey to the West’ – as young women in contemporary Australia.

Part romantic comedy, part crime saga, and part cosmic fever dream, ‘Enlightenment’ is a dark, hilarious and moving parable from one of Australia’s true renegade artists. Don’t miss its premiere production by acclaimed Melbourne theatre makers Elbow Room, designed by Perth artist Cherish Marrington, and featuring illustrations by renowned artist and activist  (Badiucao), the subject of ‘China’s Artful Dissident’.

Performed in English with Mandarin subtitles.