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Century presents

Reuben Kaye Apocalipstik

Century presents

Reuben Kaye Apocalipstik

Loud, politically active, queer, brash – multi-award-winning, Australian comedian, singer and writer Reuben Kaye returns to Malthouse with this brand-new epic work APOCALIPSTIK

Part eulogy, part elegy, part Eastern Bloc Dog Day Afternoon, this scandalous story of Reuben’s scoundrel Uncle springboards into a cabaret that crosses continents, generations and the political spectrum of the 20th century. 

'He is quite simply magnificent, born to perform and possessed of such utterly innate charisma.' ★★★★★ ArtsHub 

'Kaye is an indefatigable showman.' ★★★★½ The Sydney Morning Herald 

'Reuben Kaye is a force of nature… and an important voice for all of us.' Stage Whispers 

Musical direction & arrangements by Shanon D. Whitelock 

Suitable for audiences 15+

This show contains: Death and grief, Drug references, Haze, Strong coarse language, Political, religious or racial themes, References to or simulation of violence, References to substance abuse, Strobe lighting, Strong sexual references, Sudden loud noises.


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