Theatre Works and Fraught Outfit present

Book of Exodus – Part I

31 May 2017 - 18 June 2017

Two children create a documentary of a history they cannot remember.

Known for their bold, visually explosive theatre-making, Fraught Outfit’s BOOK OF EXODUS traces a community propelled by divine force.

Inspired by the biblical BOOK OF EXODUS, Part I is a radical, poetic response to an ancient narrative of plagues and miracles, violence and division, punishment and liberation, the drowned and the saved. This will be the final instalment in Fraught Outfit’s Innocence Trilogy, including the radical, acclaimed production ON THE BODILY EDUCATION OF YOUNG GIRLS (MTC, Neon Festival 2013, produced in association with St Martins Youth Arts Centre) and the unnerving, surreal teen drama THE BACCHAE co-produced with St Martins Youth Arts Centre (MIAF 2015, Dark Mofo 2016).

Having presented Fraught Outfit’s poetic reinterpretation of Ingmar Bergman’s PERSONA (2012), Theatre Works is proud to premiere BOOK OF EXODUS in two parts.

Part I premieres in June 2017, with Part II, the final installment, being presented at Theatre Works in October 2017.

Australian Premiere

65 minutes. No interval. Rating: 13+
Tickets $38 Adult / $30 Concession

LIMITED TIME ONLY book Part I and Part II for $60! Use promo code ExodusCombo

Latecomers will not be permitted into the performance. There is a complete lockout once the show has commenced.

Co-Created By

Aaron Orzech and Adena Jacobs


Adena Jacobs


Aaron Orzech

Lighting and AV Designer

Emma Valente

Associate Artist

Alex Walker


Max Lyandvert


Kate Davis

Director's attachment

Tove Due

Photo by

Pia Johnson


Sol Feldman, Ezra Justin, Malik Keegan and Tarana Verma


ADENA JACOBS is the Artistic Director of independent company  FRAUGHT OUTFIT. In 2014- 2015 she was Resident Director at Belvoir Street, and in 2012 she was Female Director in Residence at the Malthouse Theatre.


These are huge, big-hearted dangerous works... they are transformative. They remind us what it is like to see theatre for the first time’

Chris Boyd, The Australian on The Bacchae

Confoundingly brilliant theatre.

Alison Croggon, ABC Arts on The Bacchae

Breathtaking... stunning... Fraught Outfit have achieved great, almost unfathomable success with Persona. A remarkable production.

Cassie Tongue, Aussie Theatre on Persona

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. THE BOOK OF EXODUS was developed with the support of Malthouse Theatre and the Sidney Myer Fund in 2016. THE BOOK OF EXODUS is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.