Patalog Theatre Co. is a Melbourne based independent theatre company, launched in 2017 by Artistic Director Ben Walter
Established in 2017, Patalog Theatre debuted with a production of Jez Butterworth's darkly comic play Mojo, which played at St Martins Arts Centre from the 6th-10th of June. More recently, Patalog Theatre presented Martin McDonagh's equally dark and hilarious play The Pillowman at Chapel off Chapel to sell-out audiences.
Aiming to reinvigorate younger generations in theatre, Patalog Theatre Co. has developed a taste for the darker side of theatrical expression, whilst maintaining a keen focus on creating a brand of theatre that is intensely engaging for audiences.
In 2019, we departed from the dark comic avenue which we had explored in previous years with two plays which are unequivocally dramas. Firstly, with Polly Stenham's Tusk Tusk at St Martins Arts Centre and secondly with Simon Stephen's gut-punching Punk Rock at fortyfivedownstairs. Both plays were directed by the formidable Ruby Rees and received critical acclaim.
Stay tuned to our website and social media for announcements regarding our 2020 season. We cannot wait to continue to bring Melbourne exciting and visceral plays which continue to push the boundaries of theatrical expression.
"Patalog Theatre may be the most stylish and enterprising indie theatre company to come out of Melbourne since The Hayloft Project."
CAMERON WOODHEAD, The Age