Access (Melbourne Fringe) [Melbourne]
Access (Melbourne Fringe) [Melbourne]

Event Information


Saturday October 21, 2023
7:30 PM


Trades Hall
Corner Lygon Street and Victoria Street
Melbourne, Victoria

Auslan Interpreter/s

Kellie Harman

Language/ Cultural Consultant


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‘Access’ is a provocative performance experience exploring human connection and emotional vulnerability.

A semi-interactive work, Access invites you into direct contact with authentic emotional expression. Raw human emotion unfolds before your eyes, on demand. Feelings ripple through the performer and audience as this dynamic work moves between the personal and the communal.

Winner of the NZ Fringe Touring Award, ‘Access’ is a living, breathing, ever-changing performance. It’s electric, visceral, playful, confronting, and each interaction is unique.

Made in collaboration with Katie Burson and Rob Byrne.

This project received Cash for Equity through the Fringe Fund, as part of Radical Access.

Hear what people are saying about Access:

“I only hope it can exist in more times… so that more people can have access to the beautiful discomfort and transgressive power of this work.” – Erin O’Flaherty, Theatrescenes

“I laughed, I cried, I was scared. It’s a wild, honest, vulnerable, and beautiful show.” – Shannon, Audience Member

“It is difficult to make audience participation approachable. Hamish gracefully explores human connection in a way that is simple and deeply powerful for those who sit opposite him.” – Georgie, Audience Member

“A reminder of what it means to be human in its purest form.” Andrew, Audience Member

“The audience … is pulled in and made part of the experience. As a result each state becomes more than witnessing, it is a communal construction, an experiment in triggering the empathetic responses of a group … such a moving and curious piece.” – Irene Corbett, Theatrescenes


Auslan videos with more info:

Introduction to Access at Melbourne Fringe (Auslan):
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