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.
For Season 2019, we are planning a departure from the dark comic avenue which we have explored thus far, with two plays that are unequivocally a dramas. Polly Stenham's Tusk Tusk taps into the unreality of the children’s story and the nightmare and makes the most expressionistic and otherworldly horrors frighteningly tangible. Directed by the wonderous Ruby Rees, Tusk Tusk plays at the Irene Mitchell Studio from the 26th of June to the 7th of July.
Second up, we are absolutely thrilled to bring Simon Stephen's equally terrifying examination of adolescence to the Melbourne stage with Punk Rock. Playing at fortyfivedownstairs between the 2nd and 15th of December, we cannot wait for audiences to join us in the theatre for this formidable play.