Love by the Hour

Published by: Nesceda Blake | 19-Dec-2019
Ashish has just found out that his long-term friend Eve is a sex worker. When he impulsively books them for sex, the pair are thrown into close quarters and forced to confront their shared past, while questioning the boundaries of friendship, the limits of intimacy, and the cost of transgression. #midsumma
Venue: The Butterfly Club
Address: 5 Carson Place, Melbourne, 3000
Date: 20, 22-23, 25 January 2020
Time: 7pm
Ticket: Full $35, Concession $31, Group (6+) $28, Member $28
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Their conversation strips them to their most vulnerable, examining their fears and fantasies with dramatic insight and sharp humour. This modern and queer telling of the courtesan love story will make you hold your breath, laugh out loud, and question your sexual ethics.

From the writer of 2019 Midsumma Festival hit 'The Rest Is Drag' and 2016's 'The Adulteresses' (★★★★ - The Age) comes this new tale of sex and friendship, inspired by Colette, Noel Coward, and Oscar Wilde.

Praise for Darwent & Gray's The Rest Is Drag (Melbourne Fringe Festival 2018)
"Thoroughly enjoyable" ★★★★ - AU Review

"Wonderful" - Sometimes Melbourne (Anne-Marie Peard)

Praise for Darwent & Gray's The Adulteresses (Melbourne Fringe Festival 2016) "a sharply written hour of charming comedy, powerfully delivered show tunes and campy good feelings...a classy, funny, nostalgic good time." ★★★★ - The Age

Caleb Darwent as Eve

Tushar Bist as Ashish

Quinn Langsam-Jones as Tress

Written by Caleb Darwent
Direction by Kitt Forbes
Lighting by Oliver Ross
Produced by Teddy Darling
Assistant Produced by Nesceda Blake
Dates: 20, 22 - 23, 25 January 2020
Time: 7PM (Run time 55 mins)
Venue: The Butterfly Club (Downstairs), 5 Carson Place (Off Little Collins St) Melbourne VIC 3000
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CW: sexual themes, references to mental illness, strong coarse language

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