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MICF: Puppet Up!, Uncensored

Puppet Up

Puppet Up!: Uncensored is a must see show this festival. Straight from the most well known puppet workshop, this band of merry puppeteers and improvisers bring puppets to life in ways you’d never have dreamed of. With audience-fed improvisation you never know what you’re going to get but the men…

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Trial By Jury & The Zooi

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Season: Six performances – July 20th, 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th 2014 Performances At: Paramoor Winery, Carlsruhe (20th), and Knox Community Arts Centre, Mountain Highway Bayswater. Audition Pieces to Prepare For Solo Roles: The Zoo Character Music Laetitia Grinder No 5 “Once more the face” (pages 29, 30, 33 to…

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Red Stitch: This Year’s Ashes

This Year's Ashes

Ellen has moved out of Melbourne into a new apartment in Sydney: a city that she hates everything about. Complications arise when her father, who has been away for two years, arrives unannounced. This Year’s Ashes, at Red Stitch, revolves around the relationship between Ellen and her father, with sporadically placed…

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MICF: The Travelling Medicine Show

Miss Ellie Mae Rose (Madeline Hudson) in The Travelling Medicine Show

Porcelain Punch’s The Travelling Medicine Show aims to recreate the times when cure-alls were spruiked from wagons with acts of physical prowess serving as testimonials to the value of the punch. The show is hosted by Professor Lenard Grad (Luke O’Connor) and multi-instrumentalist Miss Ellie Mae Rose (Madeline Hudson) who introduce a…

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A Quick Chat With

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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Reception: The Musical

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A celebration of all things administration, Reception: The Musical tells the story of a receptionist who finds joy in the manic world of customer service, stationery orders and thinking on your swivel chair. Inspired by true stories from the front desk, this original cabaret comedy is a must-see for office…

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MICF: A Dinner to Die For

Simon J Robinson and Craig Thompson

I don’t believe we’ve met. I’m Viscount Reginald Bassingthwaite, a professional art dealer.   A Dinner to Die For is an immersive murder mystery with a three-course meal at The Retreat Hotel in Abbotsford. One may dine quietly like a crashing bore or follow my recommendation and dress-up, participate in the…

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MICF: Shappi Khorsandi

Shappi Khorsandi

For some years I’ve enjoyed Shappi Khorsandi’s short spots on tv shows such as Just For Laughs and the MICF Comedy Gala, but I’ve never seen her live. Much of her appeal is her bouncy delivery coupled with outsider’s eye observations. The latter is a result of her family’s relocation…

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