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The Detective’s Handbook – Exclusive Photo Feature

The Detective's Handbook at Hayes Theatre Co. Image by Clare Hawley

Brand new Australian musical The Detective’s Handbook is now officially open at Hayes Theatre Co and we have the first (fabulous) images to share with you. Starring Justin Smith, Sheridan Harbridge, Rob Johnson, Lara Mulcahy, Tony Cogin and Christopher Horsey, this production is a witty, quirky show with a distinctive and unexpected voice. Check out the great images… Read more.


Cameron Menzies on VicOpera’s Lucia di Lammermoor

Jessica Pratt as Lucia, photo by Jeff Busby.

Lucia di Lammermoor, Victorian Opera’s third main production of 2016, has been playing for the last week at Her Majesty’s Theatre. Closing tonight, the production boasts a star soprano in Jessica Pratt, a woman who has played the leading role of Lucia 20 times around the world and now returns home to present the character to… Read more.


A Quick Chat With Bad Jews’ Anna Burgess

Anna Burgess

Bad Jews, Joshua Harmon’s play about family, love, faith, and the fights that bind – a biting comedy with heart – is heading to Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth. We caught up with Anna Burgess, who recently toured the country in The 39 Steps, about what’s it like to tackle something like Bad Jews, her… Read more.



A quick Q and A with MICF’s Joel Dommett

A quick Q and A with MICF’s Joel Dommett

Next up for our MICF Q and A feature is Joel Dommett, a comedian from the U.K. Currently appearing solo in Conquer, 2016 marks Joel’s second appearance in the MICF, where he promises to be “more charismatic and more hilarious than ever before.” SHOW DETAILS: Artist name: Joel Domett MICF show name: Conquer Dates: March… Read more.


A quick Q and A with MICF’s Mae Martin

A quick Q and A with MICF’s Mae Martin

Mae Martin, a London-based Canadian comedian, makes her Melbourne Comedy Festival debut in 2016. In her show titled Us, she will invite audiences to peer through the lens of her own fluid experience with love and sexuality, and will question whether we actually need to label ourselves at all. SHOW DETAILS: Artist name: Mae Martin… Read more.


A quick Q and A with MICF’s Alex Edelman

A quick Q and A with MICF’s Alex Edelman

Following his debut in the MICF last year with his acclaimed show, Millennial, Alex Edelman will offer audiences Everything Handed To You this year. He answers our brief Q and A below, revealing a truth about himself that has been noted for future festival appearances: he’s not a fan of questions about heckling. Sorry about… Read more.


A Quick Q and A with MICF’s Cian Kinsella

A Quick Q and A with MICF’s Cian Kinsella

Cian Kinsella of Irish comedy act Lords of Strut answered our questionnaire and compared his show to Riverdance. Continue reading for the full comparison… SHOW DETAILS: Artist name: LORDS OF STRUT  MICF show name: LORDS OF STRUT at The (Very) Big Laugh Out Dates: 5 – 17 April (no shows on Monday) Venue: Fed Square… Read more.


A Quick Q and A with MICF’s Dylan Cole

A Quick Q and A with MICF’s Dylan Cole

Are you looking for a MICF show that caters to the children in your family? Look no further than Comedy Club for Kids! Dylan Cole of Wizard Sandwiches fills us in on the show by answering our questionnaire. SHOW DETAILS: Artist name: Dylan Cole – 1/5th of Wizard Sandwiches  MICF show name: Comedy Club for… Read more.


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