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Adaptation of Loaded Christos Tsiolkas , 1995 single work novel
Issue Details: First known date: 2020... 2020 Loaded
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'The 1995 debut novel from Christos Tsiolkas (The Slap, Dead EuropeBarracuda) makes its mainstage premiere 25 years after the fact.

'Ari (Roy Joseph, Five Bedrooms) is 19, unemployed and aimless. He doesn’t want to be gay. He doesn’t want to be Greek. He doesn’t want to be anything. He finds an escape, of sorts, via sex, drugs and dance clubs. But, he doesn’t really fit in with the queens at The Peel any better than with family in his theía’s backyard.

'This is the story that established Tsiolkas as a provocative master of the written word. Adapted for film in the 1998 underground hit Head On, and now, in close collaboration with playwright Dan Giovannoni, Tsiolkas rewrites Ari’s odyssey for the stage with a 21st century perspective.'

Source: Matlhouse Theatre.

Production Details

  • Produced by Malthouse Theatre, 30 October to 22 November 2020.

    Director: Stephen Nicolazzo.

    Set and Costume Designer: Eugyeene Teh.

    Lighting Designer: Katie Sfetkidis.

    Composer and Sound Designer: Daniel Nixon.

    Cast includes Roy Joseph.

    This was the sole production from Malthouse's 2020 season that continued during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Works about this Work

[Review] Loaded Jinghua Qian , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 7-13 November 2020;

— Review of Loaded Dan Giovannoni , Christos Tsiolkas , 2020 single work drama
'Malthouse Theatre’s skilful audio adaptation of Christos Tsiolkas’s Loaded epitomises 2020 – yet somehow it feels dislocated from its time and place'
Loaded Review - Christos Tsiolkas' Hedonistic Breakout Novel Becomes Exhilarating Audio Play Tim Byrne , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 30 October 2020;

— Review of Loaded Dan Giovannoni , Christos Tsiolkas , 2020 single work drama
'Melbourne’s Malthouse Theatre has turned the novelist’s 1995 work into a visceral, aural blast of sex, drugs and queer energy.'
Loaded Review - Christos Tsiolkas' Hedonistic Breakout Novel Becomes Exhilarating Audio Play Tim Byrne , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 30 October 2020;

— Review of Loaded Dan Giovannoni , Christos Tsiolkas , 2020 single work drama
'Melbourne’s Malthouse Theatre has turned the novelist’s 1995 work into a visceral, aural blast of sex, drugs and queer energy.'
[Review] Loaded Jinghua Qian , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 7-13 November 2020;

— Review of Loaded Dan Giovannoni , Christos Tsiolkas , 2020 single work drama
'Malthouse Theatre’s skilful audio adaptation of Christos Tsiolkas’s Loaded epitomises 2020 – yet somehow it feels dislocated from its time and place'
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