Rats on Cocaine Prefer Jazz

The peasants are rioting. The peasants are overthrowing their rulers.

But once on top, what will the dissenters do?

Will the cycle continue, or will everything finally change?

If you’re interested in happy endings, you’d be better off watching a different show.

Rats on Cocaine Prefer Jazz is a chilling dive into the ocean of the opulent and over-indulged. You’ll see our world but not quite as you know it – but its uncertainties, imbalances and injustices remain.

Informed by the epic theatre and cabaret of the 1930s, Rats on Cocaine Prefer Jazz explores how wealth and power affect our capacity for empathy.

Content warning: Strong lights/strobe, violence, substance abuse, loud noises, course language, sexual references

Complete credits


8th Nov 2021
10th Nov 2021


Martyn Myer Arena

 Further information

Type: Performance
School: Victorian College of the Arts