For the last four years they have taken temporary possession of Architecturally significant buildings and skilfully blended storytelling, music and design in a mold breaking format that has seen them literally sell out houses across the globe.
For Tim and Kit, the house that Boyd built for his family in 1957 is the spiritual home for this show and they are proud to be returning here with the support of the Boyd Foundation for this strictly limited season.
Here Tim explains how they came about the title for the show.
"I was interviewing Architect Peter McIntyre who was a close friend and colleague of Boyd for my ABC series Streets of Your Town and when I told him about the show and how we had performed it in Walsh St his eyes lit up and he exclaimed 'Robin would have loved that!' Straight away I knew that was the name of the new show"
"Must see show of the Festival"
New York Times.
'Had us in stitches."
Sunday Times (UK)
This is a very short season and tickets are extremely limited, book now to avoid missing out.
The show runs for one hour and 35 minutes with a short interval.
Robin Boyd & Walsh Street
Robin Boyd CBE (1919-1971)
Boyd is arguably the most influential architect there has been in Australia. Through his writings Boyd inspired the general community and through his architecture he has become an acknowledged leader in the design and architectural professions. He was a renowned Victorian architect, author, critic, and public educator in the 50s and 60s, a leader in Melbourne’s Modern Architecture movement, a visionary in urban design, and outspoken on the ‘Australian Identity’.
Robin Boyd was a public educator. He was passionate about good design and devoted his life to creating a wider public understanding of its benefits. Acting as the cultural conscience of the nation, Boyd encouraged people to extend their thinking and expectations beyond ‘the known’ and ‘the given’. He urged people to reassess and innovate and, most importantly, he led by example.
'Walsh Street', the house Boyd designed for his own family in 1957, is his most well-known work. It has been extensively published both nationally and internationally as an exemplar of modernist Australian architecture and a house that continues to influence architectural thinking. It is now the home of the Robin Boyd Foundation
Tim Ross / Kit Warhurst