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The Experiment

Mark Ravenhill and David Chisholm



Wed 11 Mar–Thu 12 Mar, 8.30pm /
Fri 13 Mar–Sat 14 Mar, 7pm

1hr / No Interval


Adult $49 / Friends $42 / Concession $38 / Under 30 $30

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Contains strong coarse language and nudity.

Latecomers not admitted. Please arrive on time.


A monodrama created in collaboration with Anderson, Bernardoux, Carrasco, garnero and Gingold

An informed and adventurous creative mind at full stretch

The Age on David Chisholm

Composed by the multi-award winning Chisholm, this solo for virtuoso Chilean guitarist Mauricio Carrasco is a reimagining of Ravenhill’s short horror monologue that poses the question: if you could cure thousands of fatal diseases by experimenting on a single child, would you do it? Stunning video art and self-playing instrumental interludes complete this immersive hybrid collaboration that explores the dark side of scientific ethics.


PERFORMER Mauricio Carrasco WRITER Mark Ravenhill COMPOSER David Chisholm GUEST COMPOSER Fernando Garnero IMAGE Emmanuel Bernardoux MEDIA ARTIST Matthew Gingold DRAMATURG Jude Anderson

This production has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festival initiative, managed by the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals, Adelaide Festival, Sydney Festival and Melbourne Festival.

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PHOTOS 1&3 Emmanuel Bernardoux PHOTO 2 Mauricio Carrasco