Theatre Works and Fraught Outfit present

The Book of Exodus – Part I

31 May 2017 - 18 June 2017

The children wait in the desert. Their God performs spectacles of power. He hides His face. He unveils His Face. At last, He reveals the Law.

Known for their visionary theatre-making and mastery of the epic, Fraught Outfit trace the birth of a community propelled by divine force.

Inspired by the biblical myth, THE BOOK OF EXODUS is the final instalment in Fraught Outfit’s Innocence Trilogy, including the radical, acclaimed production ON THE BODILY EDUCATION OF YOUNG GIRLS (Neon Festival 2013) and the unnerving, surreal teen drama THE BACCHAE (MIAF 2015, Dark Mofo 2016).

Having presented Fraught Outfit’s poetic reinterpretation of Ingmar Bergman’s PERSONA (2012), Theatre Works is proud to premiere THE 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

75 minutes. No interval.
Tickets $38 Adult / $30 Concession

Co-Created By

Aaron Orzech and Adena Jacobs


Adena Jacobs


Aaron Orzech

Associate Artist

Alex Walker


Max Lyandvert


Kate Davis

Lighting Designer

Emma Valente


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.