The Frock

21 March 

The girl gazing at the frock said: “Queen of my wardrobe, at last you are mine”. The frock replied: “Yes, you bought me but the instant you wore me, I owned you.”
– Graeme Murphy AO

MADE, in collaboration with Graeme Murphy and Janet Vernon, brings to the stage an impeccably produced dance theatre work that draws together spoken word, song, recorded soundscape, installation, costume and animation.

The creative team drew inspiration from photographs provided by each ensemble member. These photographs, taken in earlier years wearing their 'best dress', are applied to embroider together The Frock, a patchwork of personal recollection and aspiration.

 “The Frock is neither a dress nor a gown, it is an entity and like other invaders from the ‘mainland’ this frock held unknown consequences – even months in the ‘quarantine of layby’ could not reduce its feral potency.” -  Graeme Murphy, AO.

The Frock expands on ideas of how Australians lived, have loved, why they dance and what makes their hearts sing. 


WARNING: Mature themes, strong adult language.


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Dates & Times

Tuesday, 21 March 2017
1 hour 10 mins (no interval)


Subscriber Full
Subscriber Concession

How to Book

Please phone the Box Office on 6430 5850 for your tickets


03 6430 5850

Book in person

77-79 Wilmot Street, P.O. Box 973, Burnie TAS 7320