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Melbourne Fringe 2012

Boon-esque

No Comments 06 October 2012

A choir of angels found in the depths of saucy cabaret – that pretty much sums up Boon-esque, a show that straddles the line between romance and satire. The show is dedicated to the romance novels of Mills and Boon, taking the audience through every iteration of the genre; the show features scenes from historical […]

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Melbourne Fringe 2012

Jim Jam Presents: Biscuits and Impro

No Comments 03 October 2012

Jim Jam Presents: Biscuits and Impro has the finest selection of biscuits and milk that I’ve seen in any fringe festival show – but that’s not the sole reason to go. With an impressive array of improv comedy presented throughout the night, the show’s responses to audience suggestion caters to your every need, whether they […]

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Melbourne Fringe 2012

Spontaneous Broadway: Jubilee

No Comments 01 October 2012

In Spontaneous Broadway: Jubilee, the quips are quick, the songs are fun (if not to the standard of Andrew Loyd Webber), and the mood jolly. Reminiscent of theatre sport productions, the showimmediately brings both the comedy and musical talents of its performers to the forefront. Maintained by the welcoming host Russell Fletcher and the musical director John […]

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An Awful Lot Of Vaudeville

No Comments 28 September 2011

“Archer is going to rip your face a new ear hole.” The voice of the MC calls out cautiously. With that there’s a nervous end to the applause. A curtain opens on a man with a ukulele; he looks the audience up and down, introduces himself and starts singing. ….. The act ends and the audience with tears in their eyes clap again. “Actually what I really meant was that Archer’s going to melt your heart and steal it away, that’s what I get for going to a state school." There's a hearty laugh. "Now who's up for some more Vaudeville?" This sums up An Awful Lot Of Vaudeville - seemingly harsh, but once you get into it a really nice (and wonky) production. And it’s the best cabaret performance I’ve ever seen. Well it is the only cabaret show that I’ve ever seen… but yet it was enough to have me lusting for more.

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A Stitch in Time

No Comments 23 September 2011

I really wanted to like this production, I honestly did. From the premise “a stitch in time saves nine,” to a heavy media release of an online comic, an immersive audio story and information sheets on the plays premise – a physics student meeting the primary forces of the universe – I was hooked (or […]

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