The Fall

Arts Centre Melbourne


Powerfully driven docudrama frames student revolt with song ★★★★★
The Stage

This show pulses with life ★★★★
The Scotsman

Arts Centre Melbourne presents The Baxter Theatre Centre at University of Cape Town

Fresh from its resounding success at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, having received two top awards and multiple five-star reviews, docudrama The Fall lands in Melbourne for its Australian debut.

In April 2015, a student revolution at the University of Cape Town rocked South Africa and made waves around the world. The movement sought to bring down the statue of colonialist Cecil Rhodes, in protest of the white, Euro-centric cultural experience which dominated South African student life.

Rising from the #RhodesMustFall movement, this collaborative piece of theatre emerges from the heart of South Africa, written and performed by seven students who were involved in the uprising. Recounting personal experiences, race, class, gender, sexism, colonialism and ideologies of patriarchy – core to global conversations and interventions today - are tackled head-on, seeking to unpack discrimination in all its forms.

WINNER – Scotsman Fringe First Award 2017
WINNER – The Stage Edinburgh Award 2017
LONGLISTED – Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award 2017

Suitable for Years 9 - 12

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Content warning: strong language, references to sexual violence.

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Show Details



Year Level Suitability

7-9 to 10-12

Curriculum area

The Arts - Dance, English, Civics And Citizenship


Social Justice, Youth-led Revolutions And Movements, Discrimination, Colonisation, Inequality, Race, Gender, Sexism, Intersectionality, Protest, Workshop Theatre / Devised Drama / Collaborative Theatre Making


Drama, Physical Theatre


80 mins (no interval) + 20 minute Q&A


$25 per student One teacher for every 10 students will be admitted free of charge.


Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio (Melbourne, VIC)

School Term:
Term 3


Thursday 30 Aug
11:00 AM

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