Welcome, skip to the content.

Plays & musicals

Heart is a Wasteland

03 96 855 111

29 Jun 2017, 30 Jun 2017, 1 Jul 2017

Show more dates

4 Jul 2017, 5 Jul 2017, 6 Jul 2017, 7 Jul 2017, 8 Jul 2017, 8 Jul 2017, 9 Jul 2017, 11 Jul 2017, 12 Jul 2017, 13 Jul 2017, 14 Jul 2017, 15 Jul 2017, 15 Jul 2017, 16 Jul 2017

Raye is a struggling country music star in the making. Riding her luck, she’s playing pub to pub along Australia’s vast desert highways, flogging demo CDs for ten bucks a piece until she can go home to Alice and look her son Elvis in the eye. Then Raye’s life becomes entwined with that of another wanderer. She meets Dan after a gig, and a love affair unfurls over the four-day drive north from Roxby Downs, South Australia to Alice Springs.

Heart is a Wasteland sees John and Margaret Harvey combine theatre, film and live music in this intimate portrait of two road-weary travellers that cuts 
to the country’s heart. Ursula Yovich (Australia, The Sapphires stage production) and Aaron Pedersen (Water Rats, Mystery Road, Goldstone) come together to portray two achingly beautiful characters, playing out a whiskey-fuelled battle of egos, desires and hidden scars. Backed by the sounds of a lonesome guitar, the trip becomes 
a pressure cooker for two strangers to expose, hide, and risk themselves.

From Brown Cab Productions, Heart is a Wasteland is a luminous journey towards the recognition of everyone’s worthiness of, and right to, love.

Content: Malthouse Theatre

Price & booking


Type Entry cost
$35.00 - $69.00

More info

Social media:
  • Bar
  • Café
  • Public toilet

  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details.
  • Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance
  • Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times

You may also like...

Art & culture

Music and performing arts

Choose any night of the week to indulge in Melbourne's local and international opera, ballet, comedy, live music, plays, performing arts and openings.

Art & culture


Delve deep into the history of places near and far at Melbourne's varied museums, dedicated to all manner of the city's quirky local stories.



Do a modern version of "the block", a century-old form of cruising Melbourne's arcades that takes in cutting-edge artwork, fashion, music and design.

Art & culture

Architecture and design

Keep your eyes peeled for Melbourne's striking modern and historic architecture, and see why the city has become a centre for contemporary design.