Ada’s world has become quite strange…nothing seems the same. Once familiar objects shift, time bends and angels sing. This is a journey with no beginning, moving towards an unseen end, oddly familiar with surprises along the way.

Black Hole Theatre is known for its track record of creating original exciting cross-disciplinary performance around often dark and challenging subjects. With Alison Richards’ extraordinary The Book of Revelations, we leap into the unknown, following a mind facing uncharted realms of altered perception, stirred by dementia and other mental illness. Directed by Nancy Black, some of Melbourne’s leading talents combine sound, visuals and performance to create a startling world full of wonder, terror – and joy.

Part contemporary opera, part art installation where cutting edge technology meets visual theatre, The Book of Revelations marks a new approach to immersive performance. Each audience member will have their own unique experience; the everyday may never be quite the same again.

‘Richards’ seraphic voice is haunting, the lyrics evoking visions of birth and death’

‘This is a powerful performance by Richards … unfolding like a dream’

Rebecca Harkins-Cross, The Age

19th – 30th July
Wednesday to Saturday at 7.30pm / Sunday at 5.00pm.
FortyFiveDownstairs, 45 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC

Wednesday 19th July – Preview
Thursday 20th July – Opening night
Friday 21st July – VIP Fundraiser
Sunday 23rd July followed by a Q&A session after.
Friday 28th July followed by a Q&A session after.


Writer/performer: Alison Richards
Director: Nancy Black
Music and Sound: Faye Bendrups, Christine McCombe, David Franzke
Design: Paul Newcombe
Lighting: Bronwyn Pringle
Supported by Alzheimer’s Australia and Cultural Infusion Inc.

All images and text © Black Hole Theatre