A soulful reimagining of 1890s Melbourne.

Take up a seat here,

Play me a tune.

Lost you to history,

Reunite soon.

In a time of Boom, Depression and Rebirth, a young banker yearns to become a bohemian and befriends a musician. As their friendship develops, they come to terms with a changing world and the challenges of addiction.

Travel back to the days of Marvellous Melbourne. Encounter the opium dens, street hustlers, corrupt land banks and the wild Australian Bush. With an ensemble of 8, Measure of a Moment explores the themes of youth, duty, self-destruction and grief. It includes an original score and songs.

Measure of a Moment will also be livestreamed on Sep 30, Friday, 7:30pm. Livestream playback will be available for 48 hours.

Content Warning: This production explores themes of suicide and drug addiction. Haze.

Writer/Producer: Charles Mercovich

Director: Robert Johnson

Composer: Louis Ajani

Set Designer: Riley Tapp

Lighting Designer/Operator: Tim Bonser

Costume Designer: Amy Oakes and Emily Busch 

Props: Erica Moffit and Bridie Turner

Performed by: Asher Griffith-Jones, Jordan Chodziesner, Carissa McPherson, Darren Mort, Claire Duncan, Liliana Dalton, Abigail Pettigrew & Luke Toniolo.

Abigail Pettigrew – Emma / Olivia
Liliana Dalton – Bagman
Claire Duncan – Iris / Anna
Jordan Chodziesner – Connor
Asher Griffith-Jones – Nic
Carissa McPherson – May / Margaret / Mrs Malmsbury
Darren Mort – Barty / Marcus Clarke
Luke Toniolo – Jacobson / Will / Matt / Editor

Production Manager / Stage Manager: Jemma Law

Image by Darren Gill

Access Information:

Visual rating 50%: Events are partly subtitled or include dialogue, background music and/or sounds, so d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences can have some engagement with the event.

Aural Rating 50%: Has both sound and visual components, but sight isn’t essential to be able to engage with the event.