The international smash hit slips into Melbourne for its premiere season
After sell-out seasons in Edinburgh, London, Berlin, Brisbane and Adelaide Fringe (2015), SOAP is set
to make a splash in its Melbourne debut at MICF 2017 with its spectacular fusion of contemporary circus,
comedy and cabaret - set in, on and around bathtubs.
Direct from Germany, SOAP presents some of the world’s finest acrobats in a dazzling range of water-soaked
routines and brilliant displays of physicality, performed to an eclectic soundtrack including Sia, Goldfrapp,
Tool, Ben Harper, The Beatles and live musical performances.
The performance delivers 70 minutes of genuine showmanship with seemingly effortless grace. From moments
of divine beauty – a captivating gymnastic display on a bath ledge – to a humorous love story between two feet,
SOAP has captivated the hearts of over 1.5 million people the world over. It’s steamy, funny and absolutely
jaw-dropping but also entirely family friendly.
In January 2017, SOAP celebrates its tenth anniversary having premiered at Berlin’s Chamaeleon Theatre on
January 27, 2007.
With German/ Canadian puppet artist Nicole Ratjen to performance artists Adem Endris from Ethiopia and
Russian Liudmila Nikolaeva, as well as American performers Daniel Stern and aerial acrobat Lena Ries, the company is as diverse as the audiences it has enthralled. Some of those artists have been with the company
since inception, many for several years and joining them on tour for the first time is Swiss performer
Mario Español, who attended Berlin’s prestigious Acrobatic State School.
Venue: The Coopers Malthouse, 113 Sturt Street Southbank
Dates: Tue to Sun, 30 March – 22 April
Previews: Thursday 30 and Friday 31 March
Time: 7.30pm (6.30pm Sundays) plus 4.00pm Saturday matinee
Tickets: Full Fri & Sat $56.50 Wed,Thu, Sun $55; Conc., Group (6+) Fri & Sat $48, Wed,Thu, Sun $47;
Previews & Tightarse Tuesdays $44.50
Bookings: www.malthousetheatre.com.au or 9685 5111