Articles by: @SometimesMelb

Anne-Marie spent many years working with amazing artists as a producer/manager/programmer at arts festivals all over Australia, but this left her with no time to go to the theatre; so, she became a freelance writer.

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Comedy Fest Chat: Rama Nicholas

Comedy Fest Chat: Rama Nicholas

Rama Nicholas’s MICF show is After Ever After, a solo show with 15 characters that’s all about what happens when the fairytale is over. She also offers an brilliant list of shows and artists to see at the festival. What MICF shows are you most looking forward to seeing? Ok. I…

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Comedy Fest Chat: Kyle Kinane

Comedy Fest Chat: Kyle Kinane

Kyle Kinane is heading to Australia, from the USA, for the first time. He’s described in the MICF guide as “the bearded man at the bar you’ll share a beer with and chat about past forays into punk”: he’s going to fit into Melbourne very easily. What MICF shows are…

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Mockingbird: The Judas Kiss

Mockingbird: The Judas Kiss

Mockingbird Theatre continue to give us memorable text-on-stage productions of the plays that we wish we’d seen the original productions of, and give performers the chance to play roles that they’ve dreamed of. At Theatre Works this week, they’re giving us The Judas Kiss: David Hare’s imagining of the behind-doors conversations…

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The Long Pigs

The Long Pigs. Photo by Ponch Hawkes

Coulrophobia: fear of clowns. If you’ve never been scared of clowns and their silly red noses, you will be by the end of The Long Pigs. Rejected and broken by their own kind, the three long pigs (from the Melanesian Pidgin for “human flesh”) are so bitterly dark and absurdly…

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Empire returns to Melbourne

Oscar

ANOTHER circus show in a Speigeltent… Surely we’ve seen it all? Hell, no! Empire captures everything that makes the intimacy of these mirrored tents so special and combines it with acts so originally dazzling, jaw-dropping dangerous and blush-inducing hilarious that it re-ignights the most jaded love for circus and burlesque. Empire originated in…

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Comedy Fest Chat: Thomas Jaspers

Thomas Jaspers

Thomas Jaspers’s MICF show is God, Save the Queen. It’s about him growing up in a nursing home where most of his friends were little old ladies who taught him to fall in love with the Royal Family. He chats with Anne-Marie Peard about how he loves flyering and how he’d love have…

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Comedy Fest Chat: Milton Jones

Milton Jones

It’s not long until the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. With so many shows to choose from, it’s always a good idea to see shows and artists you haven’t seen before. Anne-Marie Peard suggests seeing a local in a tiny venue and someone who hasn’t been to Melbourne before. Milton Jones is from…

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