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The Legend of Queen Kong [Melbourne]

The Legend of Queen Kong [Melbourne]

Ticketing Information



Wednesday January 16, 2019 - Sunday January 20, 2019 - 7:00 PM


Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre Melbourne
100 St Kilda Road
Melbourne, Victoria




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About the Show

Performance dates & times

16 – 20 January 2019

Wednesday 16 Jan
7:30 PM*
Thursday 17 Jan
7:30 PM
Friday 18 Jan
7:30 PM
Saturday 19 Jan
4:00 PM^, 7:30 PM
Sunday 20 Jan
5:00 PM

All performances are Auslan interpreted – no Auslan bookings are required due to the nature of the performance.


Sarah Ward, the artist behind Yana Alana, brings you her latest stage creation, QUEEN KONG, in a space-fiction rock-concert of meteoric proportions.

With complete disregard for conventional chronology, the narrative starts in the middle. Prodigal protagonist Queen Kong – part rock, part ape, immortal being – has been imprisoned by humans for being too large. Embarking on a journey of transmutations and bi-curious encounters through time and space, Queen Kong discovers what it means to be human.

This inclusive new work features a powerhouse performance by the subversive Sarah Ward, backed by all-queer, all-gender-diverse rock band The HOMOsapiens, led by Bec Matthews. Joining them on screen is deaf performer Asphyxia with live Auslan interpreting by Kirri Dangerfield. Queen Kong is directed by Susie Dee with lighting by Paul Lim, while mind blowing visual projections come courtesy of style icon Will Huxley and animator Finn Scholes.

The Legend of Queen Kong Episode II: Queen Kong in Outer Space will be performed in English and Auslan with subtitles, visual imagery and pumping bass vibrations from a rocking live soundtrack.

The relaxed performance at 4pm on Saturday 19 January welcomes you to make noise, move about and experience this rock-concert your way!

Auslan Interpreters for each event are:

Michelle Ashley 16th
Dave Childs 17th
Susan Emerson 18th
Susan Emerson 19th
Susan Emerson 19th
Susan Emerson 20th