Friday Night at the Movies

Nightmare Alley

20 May 2022


Tickets are no longer available through Tickets Please but can be purchased at the Studio Theatre Perth box office one hour before showtime, subject to availability.

Stan burns down his home and takes a job as a carny with a travelling carnival. Stan is disturbed at how any man could sink to the level of performing as a geek. Clem explains that he seeks out alcoholic or drug-addicted men with troubled pasts, and lures them in with promises of a “temporary” job and opium-laced alcohol. He then uses their dependence until they sink into madness and depravity, thus creating a new geek. Stan also works with clairvoyant act “Madame Zeena” and her alcoholic husband, Pete. He and Zeena warn Stan not to ever use these skills otherwise people get hurt. Meanwhile Stan becomes attracted to fellow performer Molly and approaches her with an idea for a two-person act away from the carnival

PG 16     2 hrs 30 min

Cast: Bradley Cooper • Cate Blanchett • Toni Collette • Rooney Mara • Willem Dafoe
Director: Guillermo del Toro

PLEASE NOTE: Studio Theatre Perth will NOT be asking for proof of Covid vaccination. Masks must be worn in the theatre until you are seated. Seats are provided on a first come basis. Social distancing is encouraged.