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Banquet of Secrets


Banquet of Secrets

  • Date: Saturday, 5 March 2016, 1pm
  • Venue: Playhouse - The Arts Centre — 100 St Kilda Rd, Southbank, VIC
  • Tickets: Adult: $55-$95 | Senior: $50-$90 | Concession: $35-$80 (Premium: $110-$120) — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details


Following the conclusion of their critically acclaimed Sondheim trilogy, Victorian Opera continue their love of musical theatre with a brand new work, Banquet of Secrets. Devised by the multi award-winning team of Australian TV icon Steve Vizard and legendary jazz musician Paul Grabowsky, the work will be directed by Roger Hodgman, the man behind Victorian Opera’s Nixon in China.

Following her ‘revelatory’ performance as Mrs Lovett in Victorian Opera’s box office hit Sweeney Todd, Antoinette Halloran returns to the Playhouse with an extraordinary cast. Joining her are Victorian Opera favourites Dimity Shepherd, David Rogers-Smith and Kanen Breen.


Melbourne is a city that loves its fine dining and adores its musicals. In March 2016, Victorian Opera in partnership with Arts Centre Melbourne brings together these two popular pastimes in a unique cultural event as part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival – a musical about friendship and the joy and power of food. (Celebrity Chef Philippe Mouchel has designed the on-stage menu for the Banquet). 

In Banquet of Secrets, four old friends gather at their favourite restaurant for their annual dinner. During the course of their elaborate meal one of them asks “Is it possible friends as old as we, might have secrets hidden from each other, from the world?”. They each agree to share their deepest secret over the course of the meal. As secrets are spilled and food is consumed, old memories unexpectedly find new voice in the company of friends.

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (03) 9001 6400 or by email to info@victorianopera.com.au

Featured Australian Works

Banquet of secrets (music theatre) by Paul Grabowsky
— performed by Victorian Opera

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