• Tim McGuire

Articles by Tim McGuire:

Melbourne Fringe 2016

Naked, Melbourne Fringe 2016

No Comments 12 October 2016

Words by Tom Taylor NAKED By Diana Nguyen CHARACTERS Diana Ngyuen (as herself) Audience (as themselves) Tom Taylor (as floating voice) SETTING Upstairs at the Lithuanian Club, a mostly full, tiny box of a room. ACT 1: Scene 1 Audience a little frigid to start. Weather also frigid. A Wednesday night. This is the second […]

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Melbourne Fringe 2016

Les Femmes Sauvages de Dieu, Melbourne Fringe 2016

No Comments 12 October 2016

Words by Tom Taylor 30 September 2016 Dear Victoria, I saw your show, Les Femmes Sauvages de Dieu, last night at The Meat Market in North Melbourne. Afterwards, I went to talk about it with the security guard but he wanted to talk about Hillary and Donald. I tried then to tell my housemate but […]

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Down Down Lucifer, Melbourne Fringe 2016

No Comments 03 October 2016

Words by Brooke Munday I want to tell you how fantastic Down Down Lucifer is. I want to talk about how the script was clearly written by someone who knows what they’re doing and how the acting draws you in then carries you from scene to scene without you ever fully remembering you’re watching a […]

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World War T, Melbourne Fringe 2016

No Comments 02 October 2016

Words by Brooke Munday Donald Trump wins. That’s the future World War T invites us to imagine in the sketch comedy satire based around the 2016 US presidential election. A collection of short sketches and quiz show style segments, it’s designed to make fun of Trump and everything he stands for. Written and Directed by […]

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Melbourne Fringe 2016

Low Level Panic, Melbourne Fringe 2016

No Comments 30 September 2016

Words by Eleanor Boydell Full disclosure: I’m a dead-set feminist. Give me women or give me nothing. Radical, liberal, personal, political – don’t care, I’ll take it all, wave upon wave. I’m never sure if it’s in spite of my feminism or because of it that art and media which claims to represent the experience […]

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Improv Against Humanity, Melbourne Fringe 2016

No Comments 26 September 2016

Words by Brooke Munday Improv Against Humanity is improv for horrible people. It’s exactly what it sounds like only better. If you’re not familiar, Cards Against Humanity is a 2011 game involving two sets of cards: one white, one black. White cards contain random words and phrases on them while black cards contain sentences and […]

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Mama Alto: Extravaganza, Melbourne Fringe 2016

No Comments 25 September 2016

Words by Tom Taylor Mama Alto is finishing her Extravaganza. She is part way through one of her last songs when she stops. She is standing among the audience in the Ballroom at the Lithuanian Club and she is asking us how we want the song to end. She can do a “big, small, big” […]

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Awesome Ocean Party, Melbourne Fringe 2016

No Comments 23 September 2016

Words by Eleanor Boydell When you meet someone for the first time, you should tell them interesting facts about yourself. You speak a little Japanese. You’re an excellent problem solver. You taught yourself to play recorder. You have three hearts and your blood is purple. Wait, what? Downstairs at the Butterfly Club, I’m at the […]

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Echoes, Melbourne Fringe 2016

No Comments 23 September 2016

Word by Eleanor Boydell “I have been the plaything of men for too long. Now, I will decide my own destiny.” This quote speaks to the resolution achieved at the end of Echoes, a play by Henry Naylor. It’s the story of two women divided by culture and 175 years, but drawn together in a […]

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Missa Pro Venerabilibus, Melbourne Fringe 2016

No Comments 20 September 2016

Words by Tom Taylor We, the congregants, enter and are asked to inspect the relics of the church. This church is a space at Footscray Community Arts Centre, not perfect, a little new and boxy, will do. Hymn sheets at the ready, the service is underway. A trio of cloaked, older women lead us in […]

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