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The Laudanum Project

The Laudanum Project





Grand Guignol


Live at Old Castlemaine Gaol


Oh woe to you Castlemaine! Did you really think you could escape? It’s time to sharpen those shanks and request that last meal because Melbourne’s very own poets of putrescence are on their way. That’s right, Lady Sophronia Lick-Penny, Barnabas Oral, Shiny Helen, Mr. Farcquar and Alphonse Cheese-Probert of The Laudanum Project are bringing their fourth and latest theatrical abomination, The Grand Guignol Automaton to life within the the darkened halls of Old Castlemaine Gaol. Over two nights the gentle souls of The Laudanum Project will recount the hideous story of Sandrine Moreaux, a tormented young woman with a terrifying past and an unspeakable future.


Recommended for those aged 18 and over.


“Evoking Jean Genet and the penny dreadful, it both thrills and repulses, and will haunt you for days.”

Christopher Fieldus, Hana Theatre Journal

“The Grand Guignol Automaton may be an unsettling piece of raconteur theatre but it is also a great piece of theatre.”

Myron My, Theatre Press 


8pm at the Old Castlemaine Gaol

Tickets $35 ($30 concession)


Old Castlemaine Gaol
36-42 Bowden St
Castlemaine, Victoria 3450

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