11-21 AUGUST 2022 View all events

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Presented by BLEACH*

In a darkened space, on a dimly lit table, is an old rotary-dial telephone and a simple switchboard. You lift the receiver and you’re directly connected to an exclusive club … the sleepless.

Welcome to The Nightline, a collection of real-life stories, confessions and private thoughts, compiled from over 600 anonymous callers. Eavesdrop on the voices of night owls, shift workers and insomniacs, troubled or restless souls, intertwined with an evocative, enveloping nocturne. It’s an unsettling, immersive and strangely beautiful experience, unique for the ear of each guest. Hop on the line for some late-night listening for 40 unforgettable minutes.


Director/Co-Creator Roslyn Oades
Sound Artist/Co-Creator Bob Scott
Lighting Design Fausto Brusamolino
Production Design Clare Britton
Technical Director & Lighting Adaptation Keith Tucker, Megafun
Nightline Concierge Valerie Berry
Switchboard Designer Greg Cameron
Stage Manager & Operator Annika Unsen
Producer Michaela Coventry, Sage Arts
Original concierge & collaborator Katia Molino



Roslyn Oades is an award-winning theatremaker based in Naarm/Melbourne. Known for her pioneering work in the field of headphone-verbatim and audio-driven performance, her work has been commissioned by RISING, Utp, Malthouse, Sydney Festival, Belvoir, Windmill, Vitalstatistix, Hot House and Festival 18 on the Gold Coast. Original works for stage include: Hello Goodbye & Happy Birthday, I’m Your Man, Creation Creation, In a Deep Dark Forest, Cutaway–A Portrait, At the Hip, Stories of Love & Hate and Fast Cars & Tractor Engines. Site-works include: Cell 26, an audio work for a prison cell and Sea Stories, an audio work for sunrise. Her projects have toured nationally and I'm Your Man was adapted into an online interactive documentary by SBS. Roslyn enjoys working as a dramaturge, mentor and lecturer in the field of documentary performance. As a side-hustle, she works as a voice actor on many of Australia’s best-loved animated series.


Bob Scott is an internationally awarded sound engineer, music producer and sound designer with over 20years experience in music production, theatre sound design, location recording, broadcast, film and audio consultation. He is a regular collaborator with Ros Oades on many projects including Hello Goodbye & Happy Birthday, I’m Your Man and Stories of Love & Hate. Other recent projects include Sound Design for Sydney Chamber Opera’s Howling Girls, Sound Design for Brett Dean’s Hamlet, Head of Audio for Gallipoli Symphony from Turkey, audio post for Australian Chamber Opera and Jennifer Peedom’s Mountain and Johnny Greenwood and Australian Chamber Opera’s Water. Bob is a recipient of various ARIA awards, Greenroom Awards, an Art Music award, a Tokyo Festival International Competition for Theatre award and an Australian Sound Guild Award.

  • Wheelchair access
  • Accessible toilet
  • Primarily Audio based content
  • Audio Described materials available for blind or low vision audience members

The Nightline is an immersive audio-based experience and well suited to audiences who are blind or have low vision. An audio-described introduction to the event and event location can be provided for patrons who are blind or have low-vision to enhance their experience of the work.

Audience members are seated at tables and wheelchair and mobility aid users can be easily accommodated. We encourage patrons using these aids to note this when booking your ticket.
Further information about the venue's physical access can be found on our Accessibility page.

The work contains references to mental illness, bright flashes of light and sustained periods of darkness. The Nightline contains real voice messages, with some coarse language and reference to death and dying.

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Photo CreditJoshua Morris
AcknowledgementHeartfelt thanks to all the anonymous callers who have trusted us with their words; The Nightline Brainstrust: Sam Kanaan-Oringo, Harsh Yalam, Krystal Docker, Anshika Sharma & Kellie Zhao-Culpan; Our project champions: Rajni Shah, ABC Overnights, 3AW Australia Overnight, Liza Bahamondes & Bronwyn Dennis at City of Sydney, Starling Communications, Jane Schon, Phil Punch, Rosie Dennis, Utp and Blacktown Arts Centre. The Nightline Melbourne was commissioned by RISING and generously assisted by the City of Melbourne and the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. The proto-type edition of The Nightline was commissioned by Utp as a part of the inaugural RHRN artist residency, curated by Rosie Dennis.
Ticket prices
  • General Admission$25

Burleigh RSL Sub-branch Hall

8 Sixth AveMiami QLD 4220

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Thursday 11 Aug6:00 pm
Friday 12 Aug6:00 pm8:00 pm
Saturday 13 Aug6:00 pm7:00 pm8:00 pm9:00 pm
Sunday 14 Aug6:00 pm7:00 pm8:00 pm9:00 pm
All times are QLD AEST
Important Info
  • Transport options available
  • Recommended for audiences 14+ accompanied by an adult
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  • General Admission
  • Contains mild course language and adult themes
  • Ticketed
  • Interactive
  • Theatre

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