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Fugitive Songs

This innovative song cycle, conceived as half-musical/half-hootenanny, spotlights people on the run...

  • Dates 29 August - 2 September

  • Times See below

  • Ticket prices See below

Award-winning songwriters, Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen’s Fugitive Songs is a 19-song journey. This innovative song cycle, conceived as half-musical/half-hootenanny, spotlights people on the run:  a disgruntled Subway sandwich employee, a jilted ex-cheerleader, a pair of Patty Hearst fanatics, a stoner forced to rob a convenience store against his will, and many others.  Blending traditional folk music with contemporary pop and gospel, Fugitive Songs offers a new sound for a restless generation.

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What the critics are saying

  • A powerful yearning weaves through the tunes that make up Fugitive Songs, a song cycle tailored to anyone who has ever thought of shucking his job, his mate or his life to start anew.

  • Fugitive Songs is a fluid, artfully directed (Joe Calarco) song cycle that centers on the theme of flight: specifically, running away … from home, from lovers, from troubles, from whatever. The show, therefore, has a picaresque quality akin to a modern musical rendition of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road. Both the theme and your introduction to these songwriters begins with a thrilling opening number called “Reasons to Run” that builds both emotionally and musically...

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29 August - 2 September


Wednesday to Saturday - 7.30pm
Sunday - 2pm


$40 - Full
$37 - Concession

(Transaction fee not included)


Act 1: 90 minutes (No interval)

Seating & Accessibility

Seating: Allocated Seating.

Please make sure you arrive a minimum of 15 minutes prior to the performance start time. The performance has a strict ‘Lockout Policy’, latecomers will not be permitted.

Please Note: To ensure the safety and integrity of the performance, if you choose to exit the theatre during the performance you will not be permitted to re-enter.

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


This performance may contain adult content.

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