Malthouse Theatre is just a hop, skip, and a jump from Ink Hotel Southbank. Because The Night is their newest production and there has been a lot of hype about it. Based on Shakespeare’s, Hamlet, the audience freely explores an immersive set while the cast performs around them. It’s apparent from the start that Because the Night is not your usual theatre performance. The audience is split into three groups, each entering the performance from a different location. Ushers provide each person with a dark robe and Donnie Darko-style black rabbit mask to cover their face. Apart from serving to differentiate the audience from the cast, the costume immediately puts visitors in the right headspace; goodbye Melbourne, helloooooo Elsinore. Performances start on 18th May 2021 tickets can be booked here. Truly make a night of it and put the “F” “U” in FUn and Book an Ink Mates Rates stay at Ink Hotel Southbank
It’s getting colder outside here in Melbourne and no better time to do some baking. Who doesn’t like a good chocolate chip cookie? General Manager of Ink Hotel Southbank, Tad Lombardo’s recipe is the bomb, even if he says so himself. Chocolate Chip Cookies Ingredients: 1 Cup Softened Unsalted Butter (227g) ½ Cup sugar 1 ½ Cups Brown Sugar Packed 2 eggs (room temp.) 2 ½ teaspoons Vanilla Extract 2 ½ cups Flour ¾ teaspoon Salt 1 teaspoon Baking Powder 1 teaspoon Bi-Carbonate of Soda 510g Chocolate Chips (the real stuff!) Method Preheat oven to 180° Cream butter, sugars, eggs and vanilla until, light and fluffy. Sift Flour, Salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Combine Wet and dry ingredients. Stir in chocolate chips. Form golf size balls, two inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 9 minutes or until edges are light brown. Note: The key to this recipe is to under-cook the cookies. They will continue to cook on the baking
Ink Hotels is partnering with 300 Blankets, a major provider of blankets in Victoria for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. 300 Blankets purchases and distributes blankets through their Homelessness Outreach Program. By reaching out to people who are disenfranchised and socially isolated, we can break down barriers and enrich a community where all people are accepted and respected through love, compassion, and dignity. Together we can keep our community warm. Every donation made to 300 Blankets, no matter how small, goes a long way in helping those in our community who need it most. If you would like to donate to 300 Blankets, you can do so here. We thank you!