In The Ghetto

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Winner of 50 Years: Queers & Pioneers at Cracked Actors Theatre (CAT) for Midsumma 2022

Loaded contemporary queer drama. Two misfits living in Melbourne’s ‘Gay Ghetto', Prahran. Their volatile relationship is punctuated with bitchy back-biting, financial stress, and addiction. Jet wants a stable home for their ‘imaginary daughter.’ Quiver is a macho larrikin who flirts with the drug trade. Outrageous humour, diagnoses and action unravel in a shuddering climax.

At Midsumma 2022, Cracked Actors Theatre (CAT) held '50 Years: Queers & Pioneers'. The event showcased artists who presented their work for the chance to be selected for a fully produced season at CAT to celebrate 50 years since the Australian Parliament brought a motion in Parliament that "in the opinion of this House homosexual acts... should not be subject to the criminal law".

James May’s In the Ghetto was selected because as well as encapsulating the fighting spirit of those pioneers of the early movement it demonstrates that the struggle continues, and that activism is as essential as ever to ensure a future free of prejudice.

Directed by Colin Morley
Scenic Design & Artwork by Sarah Yeung

Isn’t it about time for a CRACKING night out? Come on down to the CAT and meet Jet & Quiver!

They’re dying to meet you!


"Cracked Actors Theatre (CAT). All credit must be given to the team for supporting and developing new Australian content."
— Nick Pilgrim, Theatre People

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Dates & Times

OPENING Thu 26 Jan 7:30-9:30pm includes one free glass of champagne after the show
WHEN 26 Jan-12 Feb | Wed-Fri 7:30pm | Sat-Sun 2:30pm
DURATION 75 minutes


OPENING $39.00
FULL $39.00
CONC $29.00
GROUP $35.00 - (min 6)
COMPANION FREE - please email [email protected] to arrange


Cracked Actors Theatre

34 Lakeside Drive, Albert Park

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3/3a, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67 to stop 27

Event notes


Premiere, New Work, Award Winning


Violence, Coarse language, Reference to drug use

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