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MALCOLM WILLIAMSON, AO (HON) CBE

English Eccentrics

4–6 July 2024 Union Theatre, Melbourne

Where English wit and Australian larrikinism converge, English Eccentrics offers a whimsical glimpse into a gallery of thirty-nine eccentric characters from English society.

This production champions Victorian Opera’s new shining stars as part of our ongoing VO Emerges series, our commitment to fostering new talent. Come and be thoroughly entertained by an array of characters that continually one-up the last in peculiarity, in a revolving door of  aristocrats, tradesmen, maids and clergy, exploring the idiosyncrasies that lie within them.

Edith Sitwell could easily have counted herself among these famous eccentrics, and there’s an unmistakable touch of eccentricity in Malcolm Williamson as well. Williamson’s music brims with pastiche, ranging from Mozart to Gershwin, and even with a twist of rumba.

Prepare to revel in the joyous, moving and zany world crafted by this great Australian composer.

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Creatives & Cast

Creative Team

Conductor Susan Collins
Director Stuart Maunder
Set and Costume Designer Louisa Fitzgerald

Cast

Featuring VO Emerges artists

Orchestra

Victorian Opera Chamber Orchestra

Ticket Information

Ticket Prices

Subscriptions Pricing ($35-$60)

Price Type
Premium
A-Reserve
B-Reserve
C-Reserve
Adult
$60
$48
$44
$35
Concession
$52
$40
$36
$35
Senior
$56
$44
$40
$35
30yrs and U
$30
$30
$30
Child (up to 14)
$24
$24
$24
$24
Want to book tickets?

For assistance with Season 2024 Subscriptions, phone 1300 822 849 (Monday to Friday, 9:30am-4:30pm) or email subscriptions@victorianopera.com.au.

Single Ticket Fees & Charges: A delivery fee may apply depending on the mode of delivery selected.

Subscription discounts are calculated on full-priced Single Tickets.

Single Tickets ($39-$75)

Price Type
Premium
A-Reserve
B-Reserve
C-Reserve
Adult
$75
$60
$55
$39
Concession
$65
$50
$45
$39
Senior
$70
$55
$50
$39
30yrs and U
$30
$30
$30
Child (up to 14)
$24
$24
$24
$24
Want to book tickets?

2024 Concession include: Pension and Health Care Card holders, Full-time Students, and MEAA Members. Other Discount prices available: Senior, 30 Years and Under, and Child (14 years and under) for select performances. Companion Card ticketing available.

Single Ticket Fees & Charges: A delivery fee may apply depending on the mode of delivery selected.

Prices are correct at time of publishing and may vary. Pricing displayed are for full-priced tickets. Information on our Privacy and Ticketing Policies can be found here.

We strongly advise that tickets should only be purchased via authorised ticket sellers. For English Eccentrics this includes Victorian Opera, TodayTix and Halftix. Subscriptions are sold via Victorian Opera. Tickets purchased through unauthorised sellers cannot be guaranteed.

Group Bookings

Price Type
Premium
A-Reserve
B-Reserve
C-Reserve
Group (6-9)
$65
$50
$45
$39
Group (10+)
$60
$48
$44
$39
School Group
$25
$25
Want to book tickets?
  • Purchase for large groups (including School bookings) by emailing boxoffice@victorianopera.com.au or phone (03) 9001 6400.
  • School Groups receive 1 complimentary teacher tickets for every 10 Students booked. Additional teachers can book at Student rate.

Ticketing Assistance

For assistance with subscriptions, contact our Subscriptions team on 1300 822 849 (Monday to Friday, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm) or email subscriptions@victorianopera.com.au

For assistance with single ticket bookings, contact us via boxoffice@victorianopera.com.au.

COVID-19 Safety

The safety of our audience and team is paramount. Current COVID-safe procedures will be adhered to for every performance.

If you or a member of your household is unwell or displaying COVID-19 symptoms before a performance, please stay home. To exchange or refund your tickets due to feeling unwell, simply contact us prior to the scheduled performance via boxoffice@victorianopera.com.au or phone (03) 9001 6412 (Monday to Friday, 10 am – 4.30 pm).

Union Theatre, University of Melbourne (Parkville)

Level 2 Arts & Cultural Building (building 159)
761 Swanston St, Parkville

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