In the years before his dramatic dismissal in 1975, Gough Whitlam had a dream for Albury-Wodonga. He envisioned a national growth centre to rival Canberra, with a booming population of 300,000.

In 2016, our HotHouse Studio Ensemble unearth the legacy of this grand, abandoned vision, by digging into the past, interrogating the present and imagining the future. After months of interviewing dozens of locals they are ready to report back.

At the Hip is a celebration of Albury-Wodonga, and the hopes and dreams of its people. Using Roslyn Oades’ ground-breaking audio technique, our Studio Ensemble actors channel the real-life voices of local residents: born and bred, young and old, and newly arrived.

Yes Albury-Wodonga, it’s time to hear your stories, and sing your songs!

Meet our At the Hip blogger, Andrew Walker and find out more about the show, the history of Albury, view cast videos an more at the At the Hip Extras page.

Creative Team

Writer Roslyn Oades and The Studio Ensemble
Director Lyn Wallis
Performed by The Studio Ensemble – Paddy Brown, Georgie Currie, Matt Davidson, Clancy Hauser, Sarah Maloney, Christine Miles
Sound Designer Daryl Wallis
Set and Lighting Designer Rob Scott
Costume Designer Wiggy Brennan

At the Hip is sponsored by La Trobe University and Hume Bank, and proudly supported by ABC Goulburn Murray


Thursday 3, 10 & 17 November 8pm
Friday 4, 11 & 18 November 8pm
Saturday 5, 12 & 19 November 8pm
Saturday 12 & 19 November 3pm


Opening Night
$59 Full | $53 Concession | $40 Student

$49 Full | $43 Concession | $30 Student

Friday Night
$54 Full | $48 Concession | $35 Student

10 + $31 each | 6 + $33 each | 4+ $36.50 each

Hot Hot Hot

Breaking the Castle

Before going into rehearsal for Breaking the Castle, writer/actor…

🎄 Happy Holidays 🎄

We close for the holidays this afternoon, Monday 23 December…

“Powerful, life-affirming stuff.”

“You will seldom see theatre as vivid and as warm as this.”