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Everybody Is Going to Die — The Boon Companions

Prepare to face your mortality this New Year's Eve.
By Tomas Zagoda
December 29, 2016
By Tomas Zagoda
December 29, 2016

With an event title that might be better suited to Halloween, Melbourne interactive theatre collective The Boon Companions' serenade to 2016 is not as morbid as you may think. 

Billed as a night of performance art, music, drinking and dancing, Everybody Is Going To Die is an immersive theatre party where revellers are 'born' upon entry and 'die' at midnight — only to start the New Year renewed.

Featuring a secret cast of performers — past shows have included The Presets, Tim Rogers, Kate Miller-Heidke, Megan Washington and Judith Lucy — you will never find out who's playing or what will happen until the doors open. No two people will ever experience the event in the same way and you are guaranteed to never, ever experience another NYE like it.

The Boon Companions are known for throwing unusual and highly secret immersive events. These have included a wedding reception for a couple that don't exist, a dance party where the audience needed to sign a vow of silence upon entry and a interactive experience set back stage at a 1979 musical featuring forty performers.

Everybody Is Going To Die is a chance to look back on 2016, for letting go, and for moving on, all within the guise of being a really good party. Wear "the outfit you would like to die in" — this is not going to be your average New Year's Eve.

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