Burning House proudly presents


23 March 2017 - 26 March 2017

Written by Maxim Gorky in the months leading up to the Russian Revolution of 1905, Summerfolk is infused with the anger and energy of a nation dissatisfied with its way of life. It is not a play of barricades, blood on the streets or backroom political deals. It is an invitation to live and embrace a life of passion, fulfillment, and agency.

Featuring a 17 strong cast, this ambitious production by Burning House takes a classic work by one of Russia’s most profound writers, activists and Nobel Prize winners, and transplants it in modern day Australia. Running for four shows only, it’s a dynamic adaptation, not to be missed.

Burning House is an emerging independent company dedicated to bringing bold interpretations of rarely performed classic texts to Melbourne. Burning House’s heart is Robert Johnson (Artistic Director), Jessica Doutch (General Manager) and James Lew (Associate Artist).

Director: Robert Johnson
Cast: Tom Heath, Kerrie-Anne Baker, Seton Pollock, Alexander Rouse, David Meadows, Amy Bradney-George, Nicholas Rijs, Charlotte Fox, Nicholas Clark, Luke Lennox, James Christensen, Alisha Eddy, Elisa Armstrong, Sarah Nicolazzo and Justin Wang.


23  – 26 March, 2017

Thursday – Saturday 7.30pm, Sunday 5.00pm (Preview Thursday 23 March)

Tickets: $28 Full, $20 Concession and Preview, $22 Groups 8+

Duration: 2 hours and 45 minutes (including interval)