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Directed by Simon McBurney, The Encounter tells the true story of National Geographic photographer Loren McIntyre lost in 
a remote area of Brazil in 1969, which leads to a startling encounter that is to change his life: bringing the limits of human consciousness into startling focus. The Encounter comes to Malthouse Theatre fresh from Broadway.

For over thirty years, renowned UK theatre company Complicite have dazzled audiences with their spectacular use of technology in theatre. In their most immersive and multisensory work to date, a state-of-the-art audio design will lead audiences into another world, raising some of the most urgent questions of today: about how we live and what we believe to be true.

In this solo performance Richard Katz transports the audience to the Amazon as McIntyre encounters the Mayoruna people and is led into the depths of the rainforest and through time.

As each member of the audience dons a headset, they are plunged headlong into McIntyre’s world through a 3D soundscape, where the heat of the rainforest and the whisper of unfamiliar languages whips through the ears, in an intoxicating and immersive experience. Expect to be on the edge of your seat.

Content: Malthouse Theatre

Price & booking


Type Entry cost
$65.00 - $75.00

More info

  • Bar
  • Café
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Public toilet
  • Restaurant - licensed
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  • 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