In Development


By Christos Tsiolkas, Dan Giovannoni + Stephen Nicolazzo

Love Don’t Live Here Anymore will be a live music theatre work celebrating post-punk Melbourne and Adelaide in the early 1980s. This new Australian story will be written by the award-winning team, Christos Tsiolkas, Dan Giovannoni and Stephen Nicolazzo (Loaded, Merciless Gods). Think Barbara and the Camp Dogs meets Dogs in Space meets Hedwig and the Angry Inch for the queer migrant generation. It explores how migrants evolve within the context of an underground music scene and how it influences their position within the Australian cultural diaspora. This work is about the power of live music, how it gets under your skin and never lets you go and changes you forever.

We will follow a fictional lesbian rock band, “Nietzsche” through various time periods – the present day at a reunion gig at a shopping centre pub; 1983 – their humble beginnings; and, 1986 – a cataclysmic moment of change for their careers.

Love Don’t Live Here Anymore is a backstage drama-comedy that will transport audiences into the depths of electronic music gigs. Think the shitty Cobra Lounge at the Tote or the old Cherry Bar on ACDC Lane or the legend that was Le Rox – the heart of transgressive Adelaide. Colourful, skanky, with sticky floors. This is a love letter to a time ripe with subversion, where music and history collide, where live music in Australia thrived.

Stephen Nicolazzo
Writers Christos Tsiolkas + Dan Giovannoni
Musical Director Carla Lippis
Sound Design + Composition Jason Sweeney

We acknowledge that the land on which we live, and work is the  traditional land of the Kaurna people and pay our respects to their  Elders - past, present and future. Brink supports the Uluru Statement from the Heart and enshrining a Voice to Parliament in the Constitution. 

Scroll to enter