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Monash Uni Student Theatre (MUST)

Monash Uni Student Theatre (MUST) is a department of the Monash Student Association, run by professional theatre makers, that creates vibrant, innovative theatre by, with and for Monash students and the wider community. Our works are diverse, ranging from new text-based and devised works to bold takes on classics, adaptations, events and exhibitions.


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Get excited for Season 2017!

Check out our quick low down on what's to come




Want to check out our 2016 Season? Here is the full season brochure.

2016 MUST Season brochure 



Getting Involved


Interested in becoming involved? We have loads of artistic and technical opportunities for a variety of people from actors to production managers to curators to designers. Our activities are open to all students - no experience is needed, just enthusiasm and dedication.

If you have any questions or wish to make an appointment to discuss your potential involvement at MUST, send an email to Artistic Director Yvonne Virsik at

Also, check us out on Facebook



A special return performance of one of MUST's 2016 hits



Tues 25 October, 7pm (complete)


Written & Directed by Krystal Gayton, Patrick Collins & Justin Gardam

Back on the big screen for one night only! 
When the James Bond franchise took the world by storm in the 60s, many films attempted to replicate its success.This film did not succeed. 
In Spy Another Day, we take a B-grade spy film, remove the sound, and dub it over with live voice acting and new dialogue, music and sound effects.
The Campus Centre Cinema

The Phone-It-In Film Festival 
Showcase screening 22 September! (complete)
After a stellar run in Semester One, The Phone-It-In Film Festival is returning this semester!
Join your host, the hilarious Patrick Collins, for our showcase screening of student made short films shot entirely on smartphones. Prizes will be awarded to the filmmakers who have made the most creative use of the Festival format. Come and see these wonderful short films full of laughs, chills and intrigue. And yes, there will be plenty of popcorn!


Memento Mori

8 - 17 September (season complete)
Memento mori: (Latin) ‘remember that you must die’
Love and Death. Two things we literally all experience. Well, hopefully.
Memento Mori is a bold new multi-venue work that explores these two everyday occurrences; the inescapable facts of life that can hurt us, help us, change us and make us. This exciting new promenade performance will find audiences journeying between unusual spaces at Monash University’s Clayton campus, each of which will be home to an intimate exploration of these largest of concepts.
Six emerging writers – Kate Speakman, Lachlan Liesfield, Sarah Branton, Genevieve Atkins, Alice Fitzgerald and director Chris Edwards – have created a theatrical event that explores the way we process things such as grief or obsession. How do we as young people talk about extremes like love and death?
Directed & Co-Curated by Chris Edwards
Facebook event here



An adaptation of Frank Wedekind's Spring Awakening


25 August - 3 September (season complete)

Off campus at Trades Hall


Melchior, Moritz and Wendla are on the cusp of adulthood, pulled between innocence and responsibility. Physically blossoming and emotionally vulnerable, they have to find their own way when the adult world around them seems incapable of guiding them. 


Returning to MUST after the sell-out 2013 production Columbine, Green Room nominee Daniel Lammin and a team of talented young theatre makers honour the legacy of Wedekind’s controversial play and question current Australian attitudes towards the transition into adulthood. In the midst of our national crisis over teenage mental health and sexuality, and debate fuelled by ignorance and bigotry, Awakening brings this timeless classic crashing into the twenty-first century. 


Adapted and directed by Daniel Lammin


Please note: this production contains adult themes, content warnings via online bookings. 


Facebook event here

Behind the scenes footage with interviews

Media release

2016 MUST Cabaret Festival
29 July - 13 August (season complete)
The MUST Cabaret Festival provides an engine room and showcase for surprising works of all genres; featuring talent from in and around MUST, including some very special guests! 
Audiences will enjoy dynamic, varied cabaret offerings over a two-week festival: performances of innovative new music, comedy, burlesque, magic, poetry, installations and other delights! Join the fun in the buzzing MUST Cabaret Club for evenings of themed entertainment, or immerse yourself in the magic of cabaret with a night of curated mysteries. 
A Season Pass entitles you to attend any and every night of the festival as long as you book - you'll receive more information when you buy your pass! 
Curated by Jacinta Anderson and Lucy Rosenblum


Slaughterhouse Five

26 May - 5 June (season complete)
This all happened, more or less. The war parts, anyway, are pretty much true. The aliens, spaceships, human zoo and assassination, perhaps less so. But there really was a city called Dresden and it really was fire-bombed during a war that was really fought by children. And Kurt Vonnegut Jnr really did witness all that fire and death as a prisoner of war. And he wrote a book about it. And Fleur Kilpatrick really is adapting it for the stage. 
It will begin like this, “Listen: Billy Pilgrim has come unstuck in time.”
It will end like this “Poo-tee-weet?”
Adapted and Directed by Fleur Kilpatrick from Kurt Vonnegut's novel. 


NOISES OFF by Michael Frayn

13 - 21 May (season complete)


From the Tony Award winning playwright, Michael Frayn, comes the side-splitting theatre classic, Noises Off, “a comic masterpiece.” (Daily Telegraph)

A fiendishly ingenious homage to the theatre, Noises Off presents a play within a play, and farce within farce, in what is often called the funniest play ever written.
The piece centres on a dysfunctional troupe of second-rate actors, as they rehearse and perform a B-grade British farce, ‘Nothing On’. Everything that could possibly go wrong does, as the emotional and accident-prone actors fumble their way through their regional tour.
Directed by Yvonne Virsik, Set Design by Jason Lehane
By arrangement with ORiGiN™ Theatrical, on behalf of Samuel French, Ltd.

Here is some info on our 2015 season!



More information on our complete 2015 Season can be found here




The Ministry
Created by Anna Nalpantidis
17 – 26 September, 2015
Winner - Best Live Art Piece 2015 Melbourne Fringe Festival!
Monash Uni Student Theatre in conjunction with Kin Collaborative Inc. present The Ministry in The Melbourne Fringe Festival: an immersive, multi-disciplinary experience inspired by George Orwell’s ‘1984’.
'Those with nothing to hide have nothing to fear.' 
A fusion of site-specific installation and performance, The Ministry will take the audience on a sensory journey through secret headquarters, where what is know will become unknown and what is sane will become insane.
(Season Complete)


The MUST Container Festival - a vibrant, multi-artform showcase, 31 July - 15 August 2015, has now, sadly, come to a close. Thanks to everyone for helping to make it so special!



Read the program bookings info and blurbs for shows 


The MUST Container Festival is a dynamic arts festival that just completed its third year at Monash Clayton! Last year's festival incorporated over 350 performances & events from 600 Melbourne artists and attracted more than 3000 audience members to the Monash Clayton Campus! This year, there were even more offerings!
For this year’s festival shipping containers were converted into intimate theatrettes and the MUST space was transformed into a buzzing ‘Hub’ and lounge bar. These and other surprising venues were filled with brilliant new music, dance, theatre, visual art, games, interactive performances, poetry, burlesque and more! 
The Festival Hub was in The MUST Space: Grnd Flr West, Campus Centre, 21 Chancellor’s Walk, Monash University, Clayton.
Proudly sponsored by Monash University

Media release

Check out the CF teaser trailer!

CF facebook page

(Season Complete)



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2014 Season

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2013 Season

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Past Seasons