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Getting to know you: Anna Magrath from The King and I

Anna Magrath

Opera Australia and John Frost’s production of The King and I opened in Brisbane last weekend, marking the professional music theatre debut of many up-and-coming performers. AussieTheatre is thrilled to be featuring a new interview series entitled Getting To Know You to introduce these new artists to their music theatre audience! We continue our series…

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Comedy Chat: Ted Michaels


PuppetUp! and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival finish on Sunday. PuppetUp! is part tribute to the genius of Jim Henson (Sesame Street, The Muppets), part look at how his puppetry works, and part uncensored, audience-driven, adult only improv show. Stress the adult only. It’s gloriously filthy and the night I…

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Comedy Chat: Scott Gooding

Scott Gooding, Eric

Scott Gooding has been involved with more festivals than most of us have gone to. He hasn’t performed, much, for a while but is bringing the very successful Eric back to the Comedy Festival. First seen and loved in 2008–09, Eric is a one person sketch show performed by Scott,…

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Comedy Chat: Zoe Coombs Marr

Zoe Coombs Marr, Dave

Zoe Coombs Marr is known for her work with independent company Post; she’s also known as Dave. Dave’s gross and may well be a bit too close to some young stand ups in town. If you’re a comedian and think you’re nothing like Dave, perhaps you should see him. What MICF…

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Comedy Chat: James Acaster

James Acaster

James Acaster is from the UK and was a nominee for the 2012 and 2103 Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award. His show’s called Lawnmower and he’d love the Chilean miners from the Chilean miners news story to come along to his show, but anyone will do. What MICF shows are you…

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Comedy Fest Chat: Hans


Adelaide loved Han’s cabaret Like A German but he’s a Melbourne Comedy Festival virgin. With a band called The Ungrateful Bastards, dancers called The Lucky Bitches, an endless supply of sequins and feather boas and rave reviews, he’ll have no problems feeling at home. What MICF shows are you most looking forward to…

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