Vespertilio by Barry McStay

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Image: by Cameron Grant

Inspired by the incredible true story

Alan is on the hunt to find the last greater mouse-eared bat living in Britain, but a tender romance with Josh, the charming young runaway he meets in an abandoned railway tunnel, begins to divert him from his mission. As their relationship develops, these two damaged men might fix one another. If only a little.

Alec Gilbert and Ozzy Breen-Carr bring this Australian premiere of love, loneliness and bats to the stage. Vespertilio by Barry McStay is a haunting exploration of the difference between merely surviving and truly living.

"McStay has crafted an ingenious and deeply moving storyline of two people who, like the bat, have family somewhere, from whom they have become detached."
— Broadway Baby

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Make a Night of it at Meat Market

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Wheelchair Access
Vision Rating less than 50%

Dates & Times

WHEN 31 Jan-3 Feb, 7-10 Feb | Wed-Sat 9:15pm
DURATION 1hr 10m


FULL $20.00
CONC $15.00
GROUP $10.00 - (min 4)
EARLY BIRD 15% discount at checkout on full price tickets until 11pm 19 Dec 2023
3-SHOW 10% discount at checkout on full price tickets when purchasing 3+ eligible events
COMPANION FREE - please email [email protected] to arrange


Meat Market - Stables

2 Wreckyn St, North Melbourne

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19 to stop 9 (Pelham St/Elizabeth St) | tram 58, 59 to stop 14 (Royal Melbourne Hospital)

Event notes


Australian Premiere


Ages 15+


Themes of a sexual nature, Strong language, References to suicide and/or self-harm, Mature themes

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