05 - 16 Sep | 1 hour Meraki Arts Bar - The Gig Bar

‘Bare’ is a cabaret that explores love, loss and complex relationships. Witness the ruinous relationship of Rose and Jonathan Bloom as it unravels and reveals a twist about his death.

Through popular, poignant and haunting music theatre melodies, ‘Bare’ weaves a chilling narrative into a musical cabaret. Rose’s world has been turned upside down from one swipe right on a dating app. She finds herself under intense scrutiny as she is interrogated about the sudden disappearance and murder of her abusive ex-boyfriend, Jonathan Bloom. As the lavender haze begins to clear, the true nature of their toxic relationship reveals itself and the events of Jonathan’s fateful night begins to unfold — Rose has a strong motive and no alibi, it seems almost certain that she did it.. but did she?

The show navigates the complexities of human relationships, delving into and challenging perceptions on the darker shades of love and the extent to which innocence can become entangled in toxicity.

This is a night of mystery led by a cast of talented emerging musical theatre artists and creatives in Sydney.

‘Bare’ discusses themes of domestic violence and toxic relationships and includes scene where a character is slapped and fake blood being used at the end of the show. Your mental well-being is important to us, we advise you don’t see the show if this triggers any emotions or memories that is sensitive to you. The writer has endeavoured to do her best to make the show as light-hearted as possible, whilst still touching on a issue in society that remain prevalent to this day.

Show details

Show details
  • 05 - 16 Sep | 1 hour
  • Venue 1: Meraki Arts Bar - The Gig Bar
Performance notes
  • Australian Premiere
  • Content warnings: Coarse Language, Discussion of Sexual Violence, Sexual Themes, Discussion of Domestic Violence
Venue details & accessibility
Meraki Arts Bar - The Gig Bar

231 Oxford St, Darlinghurst 2010 (Gadigal Country)
Telephone: 0466473641


The front entrance is located directly on Oxford Street itself, and access to the Gig Bar is usually via the ground floor Gallery Lounge bar, although a seperate front door next to the main one leads up one flight of stairs directly to the Gig Bar and is best for loading in and out onto Oxford Street.

How to enter:
*ACCESSIBILITY: The Gig Bar level of Meraki is on the first floor, and is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible at present. It is accessed via one set of stairs which include a handrail.

Dates and times

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  • Co-producer/Co-Director/Writer/Performer – Milli Higgins
  • Co-producer/Event Manager – An Hoang
  • Performer – Jamie Sturgess
  • Performer – Samantha Hayward
  • Performer – Noah Rayner
  • Performer – Edward Joseph
  • Accompianist – Jieshun Wang
  • Graphic Design – Annabelle Radford
  • Production Designer – Rebecca Howarth
  • Sound/Lighting Technician – Jasmine Privitera
  • Musical Arrangements – Nathaniel Kong
  • Videographer – Lucy Bain
Presented by
  • Milli Higgins & An Hoang