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The Dead Twin

The past comes back…enter the horror…

Steve is a young man with a bright future. When he meets Lola, he develops the ability to contact his long dead twin, who died during war. Steve’s parents have a pact not to talk about the twin, but each of them dreams of encountering him.

The Dead Twin re-imagines the horror genre as an immersive, cyclical, site-specific performance.

In producing the work, Chi Vu has put together an ensemble that comprises some of Australia’s most exciting artists and performers including Deborah Leiser-Moore, Alex Pinder, Jacques Soddell, Naomi Ota, Davina Wright, Harry Tseng and Daniel Han.

Director Deborah Leiser-Moore
Writer and Producer Chi Vu
Visual Artist Naomi Ota
Sound Designer Jacques Soddell
Costume Designer Ross de WInter
Performers Deborah Leiser-Moore, Alex Pinder, Harry Tseng, Daniel Han and Davina Wright

Presented by Footscray Community Arts Centre in association with Theatre Works, in partnership with Victorian College of the Arts. As part of Theatre Works Flight: A Festival of New Writing

Wednesday 12 August, 6:30pm and 8:00pm

Thursday 13 August, 6:30pm and 8pm
Friday 14 August, 6:30pm and 8pm
Saturday 15 August, 6:30pm and 8pm
Sunday 16 August, 6:30pm
Thursday 20 August, 6:30pm and 8pm
Friday 21 August, 6:30pm and 8pm
Saturday 22 August, 6:30pm and 8pm

DURATION: Approx. 90 minutes
COST $35 full / $25 concession and under 30s / $15 preview

Departure Location:

  • Footscray Park Jetty, located to the left of the Flemington Landing  carpark at 2-4 Ballarat Road, Footscray. The performance does not begin at FCAC.
  • Ticket holders will be sent two emails from TryBookings. One with your tickets and one with detailed location information including how you will be transported back to your car after the show.
  • Due to the nature of this performance, walk-ups cannot be issued a ticket. Book now to avoid disappointment.


WARNING: Full-frontal nudity, adult concepts, coarse language, smoke, loud music and flour is used in the performance. This performance is promenade theatre, so the audience moves around throughout the performance. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
Audience is limited to 30 per night.

For updates and development of the show, please visit The Dead Twin Facebook Page or thedeadtwin.com

FLIGHT Festival Panel Discussions: TAKING FLIGHT

What is the relationship between our training institutions, independent, and main-stage theatre in Melbourne? How do they feed each other? How has this changed over time and what shape is this ecology likely to take in the future?

Panellists include Alyson Campbell (VCA), Mark Pritchard (Malthouse Theatre), Jane Montgomery Griffiths (Monash University), John Kachoyan (MKA Theatre of New Writing) and Daniel Clarke (Theatre Works).

Chaired by Fleur Kilpatrick.

WHEN: Saturday 15 August, 3pm – 4:30pm
VENUE: FCAC Performance Space

For more information, please visit: http://www.theatreworks.org.au/whatson/event/?id=260

More about Theatre Works Flight: A Festival of New Writing:
– Full Program of Theatre Works Flight: A Festival of New Writing
– Download a media release about Flight

About Chi Vu
Chi Vu is a Vietnamese-born writer, director and performer. Her plays include the critically acclaimed and widely studied ‘Vietnam: a Psychic Guide.’ Her prose works have appeared in various publications, including ‘Growing Up Asian in Australia’ and the ‘Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature’ (also published as ‘The Literature of Australia’). Chi’s novella ‘Anguli Ma’ was shortlisted in the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards.

Images by Jave Lee


Date & Times
    Wednesday 12 August, 6:30pm and 8:00pm
    Thursday 13 – Saturday 15 August, 6:30pm and 8pm
  • Sunday 16 August, 6:30pm
    Thursday 20 – Saturday 22 August, 6:30pm and 8pm
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