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Christos Tsiolkas and Dan Giovannoni's extraordinary work has been reimagined as an immersive four-part audio experience. The 1995 debut novel from Christos Tsiolkas (The Slap Dead Europe Barracuda) makes its theatrical premiere 25 years after the fact. Ari (Roy Joseph Five Bedrooms) is 19 unemployed and aimless. He doesn't want to be gay. He doesn't want to be Greek. He doesn't want to be anything. He finds an escape of sorts via sex drugs and dance clubs. But he doesn't really fit in with the queens at The Peel any better than with family in his theía's backyard. This is the story that established Tsiolkas as a provocative master of the written word. Adapted for film in the 1998 underground hit Head On and now in close collaboration with playwright Dan Giovannoni Tsiolkas rewrites Ari's odyssey for the stage with a 21st century perspective. Directed by Stephen Nicolazzo (Merciless Gods) this queer migrant history comes spilling out across the four corners of Melbourne. "NIHILISTIC FOUL-MOUTHED AND CALCULATED TO PLEASE ALMOST NO ONE" - The Australian (For Loaded Novel) * The safety and well-being of Malthouse Theatre's audiences and artists remains our highest priority and the current government restrictions prevent us from staging live theatre. Sadly our final performance of Season 2020 Loaded cannot proceed on the stage as planned. Christos Tsiolkas and Dan Giovannoni's extraordinary work has been reimagined as an immersive four-part audio experience. The Loaded audio experience will be available exclusively to all current ticket holders on Monday 19 October and on sale to the public from Friday 30 October.*