Mon 18 To Sat 23 Mar


“So I think it’s fair to say that most women almost definitely do masturbate, we just wait to discuss it in an oddly anonymous but public situation like this one.”

No rehearsal, no preparation, no holds barred; this show is the thoughts of one woman when she thinks about sex with men. A different man every night is charged with reading her script aloud, sight unseen, in front of an audience – you!

Tackling not just sex but sexual politics, this important but anonymous female voice is brought hilariously to life each night by an utterly unprepared performer. After being originally presented by The Royal Court, and taking the UK by storm, the script is now making its Melbourne premiere, Manwatching is a funny, frank & occasionally explicit insight into heterosexual female desire.

“Someone guessed that David Hare wrote [this play], and somebody else said Daniel Kitson. It’s very funny how quick we are to assume that men wrote everything.”

Reviews :

★ ★ ★ ★
"...frank and extremely funny confessional monologue about sexual desire"
Anna Winter | The Stage

★ ★ ★ ★
“This is a rare voice – despite the male body delivering it – that deserves to be heard.”
Chris Bennion | The Telegraph

“Beneath its frank, chatty, matter-of-fact exterior, Manwatching ponders not just sex but sexual politics.”
Lyn Gardner | The Guardian


Monday 18 March 2019 8:30pm
Tuesday 19 March 2019 8:30pm
Wednesday 20 March 2019 8:30pm
Thursday 21 March 2019 8:30pm
Friday 22 March 2019 8:30pm
Saturday 23 March 2019 8:30pm


Full $34
Concession $30
Group (6+) $27
Member $27
Early Bird (Until 25/12) $25
All transactions attract a one-off $3.95 booking fee


Under 18s

The Butterfly Club is a licensed venue. Under 18s can only attend if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.