The Lonely Crowd

Presented by Union House Theatre

Directed by Xanthe Beesley | Collaborator Emma Hall

Is it lonely in here? Or is that just me…. 

A group of strangers gather to ask more questions than they can possibly answer about what it feels like to be alone.

Together over distance and technology, in many languages, with kindness and a good sense of humour they sift through reality and fiction to find connection.

The Lonely Crowd combines original stories, images, dance and conversation. At times funny and at others deeply moving, it explores ideas of loneliness in today’s truly crowded world.

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Tues 28 May, 7pm – Preview
Wed 29 May, 7pm – Opening Night
Thurs 30 May, 7pm & 8pm
Fri 31 May, 7pm & 8pm (Alumni Night)
Sat 1 June, 3pm (Relaxed Performance), 4pm & 7pm

Running Time: Approx 25 minutes
Latecomers Policy: due to the intimacy of the space and the 25 minute show duration, no latecomers will be admitted once the performance has begun.


George Paton Gallery, Level 2, Union House, University of Melbourne


Cost: $10


Please note that capacity is very restricted for each performance so we highly recommend that you book online to avoid disappointment on the night.
Pay As You Feel sessions: Sat 1 June 3pm & 4pm
Tickets to the Preview performance are free.

PDF Program – The Lonely Crowd


The George Paton Gallery is wheelchair accessible.
Please note that seating will be on stools but we can organise alternative seating upon request.
We accept the Companion Card. Please make a note in the access field when you purchase your ticket and a second ticket will be issued for your companion at no charge.
The performance on Sat 1 June, 3pm will be a Relaxed Performance.

PDF Relaxed Performance Guide – The Lonely Crowd

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Contact: | 8344 6975