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“Never a dull moment... sensationally absurd, and highly recommended” – Theatre Haus

A polyamorous threesome née foursome descends into madness and accusation when the ghost of their fourth lover returns to haunt them – how fun!

'Slippery' is on tour from Meanjin for Midsumma Festival 2024, playing four shows Downstairs at The Butterfly Club! Winner of the Wynnum Fringe Festival 2022 'Local Legends' award, this is an unmissable show filled with huge laughs and tiny tears!

A four-way polyamorous love square is shattered into a jarring triangle when one of the lovers returns as a ghost and declares that they have been murdered!

Who amongst them has committed this terrible crime?!

The mansion is boarded shut; the endlessly raining world outside is innocent; it has certainly come from within...

Will Moon Junes, Silly Goose and Puke ever discover the truth of who killed Fredenharry?

Betrayal, ecstasy, plague, flood and war – this is four-way love and death... this is Slippery!

Written and Directed by Esther Dougherty

Siobhan Gibbs as Moon Junes
Gina Tay Limpus as Puke
Ben Snaith as Silly Goose
Honor Webster-Mannison as Fredenharry

Presented by Curtain World. 


"Slippery embodies what independent theatre is all about – unapologetic rage, unapologetic joy, and an unapologetic sense of fun."
— Tristan Niemi, Nothing Ever Happens in Brisbane
"Never a dull moment... sensationally absurd, and highly recommended"
— Kendal Lane, Theatre Haus

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Dates & Times

WHEN 24-25 Jan, 27 Jan | Wed, Sat 5:30pm | Thu 5:30pm+8:30pm


FULL $39.00
CONC $35.00
COMPANION FREE - please contact [email protected] or 03 9663 8107 to arrange


The Butterfly Club - Downstairs

5 Carson Pl, Melbourne CBD

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Flinders Street


Any Swanston St tram to stop 11 (City Square) | tram 11, 12, 48, 109 to stop 6 (Melbourne Town Hall) | tram 86, 96 to stop 6 (Swanston St/Bourke St)

Event notes


Melbourne Premiere, Award Winning


Loud or sudden noises, Themes of horror

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