What's On

Love by the Hour
 

Ashish has just found out that his long-term friend Eve is a sex worker. When he impulsively books them for sex, the pair are thrown into close quarters and forced to confront their shared past, while questioning the boundaries of friendship, the limits of intimacy, and the cost of transgression.

Their conversation strips them to their most vulnerable, examining their fears and fantasies with dramatic insight and sharp humour. This modern and queer telling of the courtesan love story will make you hold your breath, laugh out loud, and question your sexual ethics.

From the writer of 2019 Midsumma Festival hit 'The Rest Is Drag' and 2016's 'The Adulteresses' (★★★★ - The Age) comes this new tale of sex and friendship, inspired by Colette, Noel Coward, and Oscar Wilde.

REVIEWS
Praise for Darwent & Gray's The Rest Is Drag (Melbourne Fringe Festival 2018)
"Thoroughly enjoyable" ★★★★ - AU Review

"Wonderful" - Sometimes Melbourne (Anne-Marie Peard)

Praise for Darwent & Gray's The Adulteresses (Melbourne Fringe Festival 2016)
"a sharply written hour of charming comedy, powerfully delivered show tunes and campy good feelings...a classy, funny, nostalgic good time." ★★★★ – The Age

CREDITS

Caleb Darwent as Eve
Tushar Bist as Ashish
Quinn Langsam-Jones as Tress

Written by Caleb Darwent
Direction by Kitt Forbes
Lighting by Oliver Ross
Produced by Teddy Darling
Assistant Produced by Nesceda Blake

KEY INFO

Dates: 20, 22 - 23, 25 January 2020
Time: 7PM (Run time 55 mins)
Venue: The Butterfly Club (Downstairs), 5 Carson Place (Off Little Collins St) Melbourne VIC 3000
Tickets: thebutterflyclub.com or midsumma.org.au
CW: sexual themes, references to mental illness, strong coarse language

 

Event details

Venue: The Butterfly Club, 5 Carson Place Melbourne VIC 3000 (Off Lt Collins St)
Bookings: https://thebutterflyclub.com/show/love-by-the-hour

Melbourne

Most read Melbourne reviews

If you’re looking for a night of sleazy crotch grabbing and inappropriate grinding, then Magic...


Iron Lung Theatre brings Melbourne audiences a nuanced rendition of Andrew Bovell’s “When The...


In between lockdowns, Melbourne gets a little ray of winter sunshine in the form of Frozen the...