The Fence [Melbourne]
The Fence [Melbourne]

Event Information


Thursday August 17, 2023
7:30 PM


Northcote Town Hall
Northcote Town Hall
Northcote, Victoria

Auslan Interpreter/s

Celeste Di Pietro & Kellie Harman

Language/ Cultural Consultant


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A new drama by Fleur Murphy, performed by Louisa Mignone.

Presented by Darebin Arts Speakeasy and 29 Scenes

What do you do when you can’t look away?

In the quiet streets of an ordinary suburb, the fence between two neighbouring houses comes down. Where once there was a clear separation between you and the couple next door, now there’s only a dirt line and human decency keeping prying eyes out of each other’s backyards.

Except you’ve noticed they have a new baby and that she keeps locking herself out. And then there are the sounds late at night that have become impossible not to hear. Should you say something, do something? But is it what you think it is? And is it really your place to get involved?

Shortlisted for the 2022 Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award, The Fence is a scintillating solo work about privacy, bravery, and testimony by acclaimed playwright Fleur Murphy (NothingHearth). Performed by Louisa Mignone (Anna KWentworthThe Twelve), this gripping new play will lead you through the streets we know, shining a light on the violence found in our own backyards.

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