A queer political thriller set over the course of one night in Moscow.

  • Dates 24 May - 5 June

  • Times See below

  • Ticket prices See below

A Russian and an Australian walk into a bar. Neither are who they say they are.

The Victorian premiere of this smash-hit queer thriller, presented by and starring Wil King (ABC/Netflix’s Why Are You Like This, Strangers in Between) and their real-life partner, multi-award winner Patrick Livesey (The Boy, George, Gone Girls), DIRT traverses the exhilarating course of one night where two people meet, drink and party in modern-day Moscow. Both need something from the other, both have something to hide…

Written by Angus Cameron and directed by Bronwen Coleman (The Actors Studio, NYC), DIRT is a thrilling and seductive exploration of sexuality, solidarity and persecution that has already taken Adelaide and Perth by storm, amassing six awards and over 15 five-star reviews.

$1 from every ticket sold for this season of DIRT will be donated to the Moscow Community Center for LGBT+ Initiatives and Insight Ukraine.

This season is proudly supported by the City of Stonnington, Regional Arts Victoria through their Sustaining Creative Workers Initiative and Melbourne Fringe through their Cash for Creatives program.

What the critics are saying

  • ‘A masterclass’

    Stage Whispers
  • ‘Turn off Netflix and take your friends’

    The Clothesline
  • 'An edge-of-the-seat experience'

    Barefoot Review
  • 'Unforgettable'


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24 May - 5 June


Tuesday - Saturday: 8pm
Sunday: 5.30pm


$35 Standard
$28 Concession
$25 Groups (6+)
$30 Cheap Tuesday
$25 Preview (24 & 25 May)

* Please note, the Tuesday 24 May performance will be filmed.
* Please note, the Wednesday 1 June performance will be Auslan interpreted.


50 minutes (no interval)

Seating & Accessibility

Seating: Allocated Seating

Please make sure you arrive a minimum of 15 minutes prior to the performance start time.

If you require wheelchair access, please call our Box Office on 03 8290 7000.


Suitable for ages 15+
Contains smoking, drug use, mild violence and the use of weapons, and mentions of LGBTQIA+ harm and abuse.
Event not suitable for babies due to content and/or noise levels.

Additional Information

To protect your health and safety and that of our team we have the following measures in place:


Venue will open 60 minutes prior to showtime.
The venue will be cashless.
Mask wearing is recommended when inside the theatres.


Chapel Off Chapel and the City of Stonnington have comprehensive COVID Safe plans in place.