by Albert Belz

27 October — 8 December 2018

Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio

Tickets from $39

Step back in time to the 80s with this big-hearted new work.

This production runs for approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes, with a 20-minute interval.

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This is rated 4 out of 5 stars

‘Astroman is Australian comedy with such vividness and warmth and poignancy, it should appeal to everybody.’

The Age

About the play

Step back in time to the 80s. Gary Ablett has just signed with Geelong. Cyndi Lauper blares through the stereo. And for gifted young teenager, Jimmy Djalu, the local video arcade is the place to be over summer. His mum knows better than anyone that Jimmy is a special kid with the world at his feet, but will he ever find the courage to reach for the stars?

Directed by Helpmann Award-winning director Sarah Goodes (The Children, A Doll’s House, Part 2), Astroman is playwright Albert Belz’s irresistibly funny and heart-warming tale of family and friendship. Starring Elaine Crombie (Black Comedy), Nicholas Denton (Wild), Kamil Ellis (Macbeth), Tahlee Fereday (Fallen), Tony Nikolakopoulos (Wentworth) and Calen Tassone (Red Dog) with Tony Briggs (The Sapphires) as Associate Director, this world premiere is the ultimate love letter to the 80s.


  • Wheelchair Accessible

  • Hearing Assistance

  • Audio Described

  • Tactile Tour

  • Open Captioning

Performance Type Performance Date(s)
Audio Described Tuesday 20 November at 6.30pm
Saturday 24 November at 4pm
Tactile Tour At 3pm prior to the Saturday 24 November 4pm performance.
Open Captioning
via screen
Thursday 22 November at 8pm
Elaine Crombie

Elaine Crombie

Michelle Djalu


Nicholas Denton

Mick Jones


Kamil Ellis

Jiembra Djalu

Tahlee Fereday

Tahlee Fereday

Natalie Djalu / Mrs Taylor


Tony Nikolakopoulos

Mr Pavlis

Calen Tassone

Calen Tassone

Sonny Djalu


Sarah Goodes


Tony Briggs

Tony Briggs

Associate Director


Jonathon Oxlade

Set & Costume Designer

Niklas Pajanti

Niklas Pajanti

Lighting Designer

Jethro Woodward

Jethro Woodward

Composer & Sound Designer

Jamie Clennett

Jamie Clennett

Video Designer

Tom Backhaus

Tom Backhaus

Associate Sound Designer

Fairfax Studio

100 St Kilda Road

Melbourne , Victoria 3004

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