VENUS IN FUR by David Ives

Presented by Wil King


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A sexy, subversive modern classic from multi-award winner Wil King (DIRT, Netflix’s Why Are You Like This) and Bridget Gao-Hollitt (Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Superpumped).

It’s been a long day of auditions and writer/director Thomas still hasn’t found an actress worthy of his new play... until Vanda walks in. Over the course of the night, the two seem to hit it off; as Thomas sees the character come to life before his very eyes.

But who is Vanda? How does she know the play off-by-heart? And who’s auditioning who in this fiery battle for dominance?

David Ives's funny, enthralling, Tony-Award winning look at sexual power dynamics in the workplace is reimagined for a post #metoo era by two of Australia’s most exciting young stars, under the direction of Green Room nominee Danial Lammin.

Due to the current climate strict Covid restrictions will be in place, please follow all rules on density, social distancing and follow directions from staff.

This is a Masked Event, please help reduce waste by bringing your own mask.
This event requires proof of double vaccination or exemption upon entry.




Praise for VENUS IN FUR by David Ives

★★★★★"A feat of provocative theatre... The most mesmerising aspect of the production is the chemistry between Gao-Hollitt and King." - InDaily

★★★★★"The evolving power-play between the two is electrically captivating... An enthralling piece of theatre that is a must-see." - Upside Adelaide

★★★★★"unexpected climax leaving the audience wanting more!... A magnificent piece of theatre!" - Stage Whispers

★★★★★"Venus in Fur by David Ives has won Bank SA’s Week 3 Fringe award for Best Theatre, so don’t just take my word for it that this theatrical offering is a knock-out." - Barefoot Review

★★★★★"This is a thought-provoking and often amusing exploration of a serious topic that is totally absorbing right to the end."- Global Media Post

★★★★1/2 "Bridget Gao-Hollitt and Wil King could go off-grid generating this much electricity in a clever, demanding exploration of power." - The Advertiser

★★★★1/2 "Totally compelling performances from two seasoned actors combine to create this gripping piece of theatre."- The Clothesline

★★★★1/2 "Venus In Fur satisfies because its actors plunge themselves deeply and wholeheartedly into this enthralling and tormentuous tale." - The Adelaide Show

by David Ives



Genre: Theatre/Drama

Origin: VIC

Rating: M

Duration: 90 Mins

Season: Fringe 2022

Dates: 1 - 20 Mar

1 - 6, 8 - 10 Mar: 8:00pm
11 Mar: 9:30pm
12 - 13, 15 - 20 Mar: 8:00pm
12 - 13, 19 - 20 Mar: 2:30pm

Preview: $25.00
General Admission: $30.00
Concession: $25.00
Group (6+): $27.00
Midweek Treat: $25.00
Double Your Applause: $60.00

Companion Card holders welcome.

Venue: The Arch

34 Holden Street, Hindmarsh


HST are making every effort to make our performances accessible to all patrons. Accessible seating is available in The Arch.

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by David Ives

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