• Sonia Nair

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Melbourne Fringe 2012

Adventures of Butt Boy and Tigger

No Comments 15 October 2012

  With a title showcasing the names ‘Butt Boy’ and ‘Tigger’, one expects a bundle of laughs,and while the show effectively succeeds in inciting side-splitting belly laughs, the play’s main drawcard is its stirring premise brought to life through a brilliantly written script and beautiful acting. With rave reviews and sell-out seasons in Edinburgh, Dublin, […]

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Melbourne Fringe 2012

Blind Tasting

No Comments 08 October 2012

Raw, forthright and astutely funny, Blind Tastingunravels a year in the life of Sophie. A cynical wine-seller who is required to cold call people at random, Sophie rediscovers her love for the very thing she detests selling – as well as a certain bloke – when she goes on a cruise with her friend Kirsty and […]

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Melbourne Fringe 2012

Silent Dinner Parties

No Comments 06 October 2012

At least two hours of silence with more than twenty strangers you have never met. A three-course vegan dinner in a private residence. No technological gizmos permitted. As a meat-eater with a penchant for talking and a fear of silent moments lasting more than two seconds lest they be deemed ‘awkward’, Honi Ryan’s Silent Dinner Party […]

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Melbourne Fringe 2012

Banana Republic

No Comments 01 October 2012

Set against the backdrop of a share house – a situation many of us are only too familiar with – Banana Republic is a humorous depiction of what happens when three friends start up a ‘commune’. An amalgamation of everyone’s assets, consensus decision-making and non-hierarchical structures are defining characteristics of a commune – but in […]

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Melbourne Fringe 2012

The Warmth we Make with our Lives

No Comments 26 September 2012

Nestled in a covert space above the Order of Melbourne sits comedian Bart Freebairn’s makeshift pillow fort. Once you get down to your hands and knees and crawl through the initial entryway, you are greeted with Winnie-the-Pooh bedspreads that clothe the walls, smoothed doonas that line the floor and lumpy pillows that prop up the […]

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Adelaide Fringe 2012

Silent Dinner Parties

No Comments 17 March 2012

Presented by Honi Ryan @ Private Residence in Adelaide FRIDAY 16th March The Silent Dinner Party has a very straightforward premise – you attend a dinner party with a group of strangers, and must remain silent throughout. No speaking, no reading or writing, and definitely no mobile phones! From this simple idea was born one […]

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