Performance: The Masque of the Red Death

From Friday, January 22nd, 2021 at 7:30 pm until Sunday, January 24th, 2021 at 3:30 pm

By Edgar Allen Poe.

Part of the MONA FOMA Summer Festival. Presented by Archipelago Productions, featuring Kris McQuade and the TSO Chorus.

Set in an opulent abbey during a rampant blood plague, Prince Prospero seals himself inside with a thousand friends to party until death burns itself out, and it becomes safe to return to the habitable world. But their plans disintegrate when a mysterious visitor crashes the party, and their haven becomes a tomb. Poe’s influential and timely short story is a sumptuous warning for our era.

Building on the recent success of the 2020 The Bleeding Tree and Venus and Adonis season, which played to capacity houses, the creative team reassemble for a follow up production. The Masque of the Red Death will be a bespoke music-theatre event.

Tom Rimes – musical director and synthesiser
Kris McQuade – narrator
Tracey Patten – percussion
Matthew Goddard – percussion
Peter Warren – organ
Ben Winspear – director
Marta Dusseldorp – producer
June Tyzack – chorus master
Roz Wren – masks and puppets
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Chorus

Tickets for this event are sold out. To join the waitlist for tickets please click here.

  • Friday 22nd January 7:30pm and 9:15pm
  • Saturday 23rd January 7:30pm and 9:15pm
  • Sunday 24th January 2:30pm

The Masque of the Red Death is supported by the Salamanca Wharf Hotel