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In the not-so-distant future, Caliban has left his island because it is disappearing under rising sea levels. He washes ashore in Melbourne and begins searching for a new home. But although he has left his island behind him, his past is closer than he thinks. As temperatures and tensions rise to a fever-pitch, will Caliban be able to make peace with the horrors of his past?

Caliban is a dark comedy that combines slap-stick, audience interaction, fast and funny poetic dialogue, and strange and complex characters.


After their smash-hit season of Iago at the Malthouse Theatre, Caliban is the latest work from the Western Edge's Edge Ensemble, a group of emerging performance-makers from Melbourne's West.

Caliban will be performed in various iterations as part of Big West Festival and in venues across Melbourne in the coming year.

Edge Ensemble

Achai Deng, Abraham Herasan, Piper Huynh, Natalie Lucic, Rexson Semsi-Pelman, Oti Willoughby

Director: Dave Kelman

Associate Writer: Georgia Symons

Earlier Event: November 5
Shakespeare's Trilogy
Later Event: November 21
FOUND Festival