The Sound Inside (audio described)


Date 11 Jun 2022

Time 14:00 PM


Arts Centre Melbourne – Fairfax Studio, box office

Address , , VIC

Phone 1300 182 183



Audio Described Saturday 11 June at 2pm

Tuesday 14 June at 6.30pm

Arts Centre Melbourne – Fairfax Studio

100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

Box Office: 1300 182 183

  • Companion Cards accepted – please mention Audio Description when booking
  • Playwright: Adam Rapp
  • Director: Sarah Goodes
  • Cast includes: Catherine McClements
  • Content warning: Contains coarse language, references to suicide and mature themes.

Catherine McClements (Three Little Words) returns to MTC for the Australian premiere of this riveting, profound and exquisite mystery. Nominated for the 2021 Tony Award for Best Play, The Sound Inside is a literary detective work of the highest order, which unfurls like a gripping novel. Always staying at least one step ahead of its audience, it’s an extraordinary showcase of playwriting dexterity.

When the brash and enigmatic Christopher barges into the office of acclaimed author Bella Baird, the two misfits find in each other an unexpected intellectual match. Over the ensuing weeks, the young man breaks down Bella’s defences and a tentative friendship forms. But will it be strong enough to withstand an impossible choice?

From novelist and playwright Adam Rapp and directed by Sarah Goodes (Home, I’m Darling), The Sound Inside is a masterclass in restrained, intelligent and deeply moving theatre. Winding ever more taut as it builds a sense of foreboding tension, it will draw you inch by inch to the very edge of your seat, confounding expectations and upending predictions along the way. An intimate and emotionally powerful new work, it proves that we all have a story to tell … but how it ends is anyone’s guess.

In the background a cornfield with floating white clouds in a bright blue sky. In the foreground a woman with shoulder length brown hair wearing a white shirt and black trousers sits with her elbows resting on her knees and her hands clasped.