La Mama

Variations or Exit Music

An ordinary life. An extraordinary heart.

Performing Arts Guide

Event Details


Performing Arts Guide

Event Starts

Sep 15, 2022

Event Ends

Sep 25, 2022


La Mama Courthouse


349 Drummond Street, Carlton VIC, Australia

As Justin’s heart breaks, so does his mind. Haunted by the memory of his first love’s demise and unable to see the emergence of a new one, he mines the debris of his world in search of hope. Hope to live and hope to love again.
How do you end six years of life? Six years of love?
A premiere production written and directed by Justin Nott (“utterly mesmerising” – Myron My, MyMelbourneArts), Variations or Exit Music is an autobiographical elegy for queer love. A deeply personal play that will give you hope in the dark.

‘This show is unimaginable and it is a blessed relief to see edgy independent theatre that provokes critical thinking and contains great production value’ – Weekend Notes (on Human_Error)

Content Warning: Haze and strobe lighting

Written & Directed by Justin Nott 

Set & Costume Designed by Ellie Kent 

Sound Design by Edwin Cheah 

Musical Composition by Danni A. Esposito 

Creative Producer Nicole La Bianca 

Dramaturge Bridget Mackey 

Performed by Patrick Livesey, Lachlan Martin, Kurt Pimblett & Yuchen Wang

Image by Skye Sobejko


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