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A Special Early Announcement…

Brian Cox, Jenny Slate, Mohsin Hamid and Jarvis Cocker join MWF 2022

Ahead of our program release on 27 July, MWF is thrilled to reveal a star-studded sneak peek of just some of the extraordinary international guests joining us this year. Tickets are on sale now.

Brian Cox: Life of Brian

Scottish actor of Succession fame and King Lear legend, Brian Cox appears live in person as he shares the setbacks and triumphs of his storied life and career with Michael Williams.

Jenny Slate: Strangely Enough

Actor, comedian and Little Weirds author Jenny Slate joins live in person to discuss her creative ambitions and chameleonic career with Jan Fran, from starring in Parks and Recreation to co-creating the now feature film, Marcel the Shell with Shoes On. 

Mohsin Hamid: The Last White Man

Booked Prize–shortlisted author of Exit West and The Reluctant Fundamentalist Mohsin Hamid joins the Festival live in person to share insight into his latest literary masterpiece, The Last White Man, with Osman Faruqi.

Jarvis Cocker: Good Pop, Bad Pop

And pop-rock legend and former frontman of the iconic band Pulp, Jarvis Cocker joins live via video to reveal the formative experiences that shaped the musician and man he became, with on-stage interviewer ABC Radio’s Richard Fidler.

These four incredible artists are just the beginning of an extraordinary line-up that we can’t wait to bring to Melbourne audiences this year after the pandemic kept us away for so long. – Artistic Director Michaela McGuire