Sweet Child of Mine goes on tour to The Wellington Fringe

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Dad and I are dusting off our passports and heading back out on the road again with our 2011 show Sweet Child of Mine, this time to the Wellington Fringe Festival in New Zealand!

We’ll be performing at BATS Theatre at 8.30pm from the 25th until the 29th of February. You can find more details and book tickets HERE

Image by Theresa Harrison Photography

 

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The Dad Show at Midsumma!

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Presented by Midsumma and Bron Batten, ‘The Dad Show’ will see some of Melbourne’s best queer artists performing live onstage – with their Dads!

Encompassing music, theatre, live-art and comedy/tragedy, this special one-off event celebrates artists and their fathers, as well as father figures in their many forms.

FEATURING:

Michael Dalton AKA Dolly Diamond
Wes Snelling
Simon Abrahams
Dan Goronszy
Isabel Angus

And pleased to be announcing Catherine Ryan and her Pa to the line up!

Hosted by Bron Batten and her Dad James, these unique collaborations between Dads and their artistic offspring are not to be missed!

‘Salt of the earth meets high camp… Exquisite’ Realtime

BOOK TICKETS HERE or HERE

The Dad Show was originally commissioned through Punctum Inc’s Seedpod Amplified residency program and was also produced by the 2015 Melbourne Fringe Festival at The North Melbourne Town Hall

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The Dad Show at Melbourne Fringe!

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I am very pleased to announce that I will be presenting The Dad Show at The Melbourne Fringe Festival as a part of their club program at The North Melbourne Town Hall.

The show features an exciting line up of artists including:

Michael and Max Mildren from the Melbourne Fringe show MAN/MACHINE

Christian Bagin

David Pidd and his father, plus his daughter Alice

Simoncee Page Jones

And none other than the Melbourne Fringe CEO himself, Simon Abrahams and his Pa!

With more acts to be announced…

The night will be hosted by myself and my Dad James on tuesday the 29th of September at 9.30pm. And it’s also FREE! You can visit the Melbourne Fringe website for more information HERE

 

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The Last Tuesday Society presents Pimp My Play as part of the 2015 NEON season at The Melbourne Theatre Company

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Richard Higgins and I are very pleased to announce that The Last Tuesday Society will be ‘pimping a play’ from the canon as the special closing event of the 2015 NEON season of independent theatre at The Melbourne Theatre Company.

We’ll have more news on what that play might be and the collaborating artists soon, but in the meantime here’s a link to an article about the season in The Sydney Morning Herald.

We’ve also started to sell tickets! The show is for one night only on the 25th of July, so to make sure you don’t miss out, buy your tickets HERE

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Cite residency- in Paris!

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I am currently lucky enough to be in Paris, at the Cite Internationale des Arts undertaking a three month residency funded by the Australia Council for the Arts.

I’m here researching a new theatre work, attending the Nice Carnival and interning with some local arts companies. I’m also trying to resist the baked goods!

There will be more exciting developments for the year to announce soon, but in the meantime you can visit the Cite’s website here

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The Dad Show- happening in Kyneton!

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I’m thrilled to announce that The Dad Show is happening next week on the seventh and eighth of November!

The Dad Show is a new performance project in which contemporary artists create and perform new short works with their own fathers and has been developed through Punctum Inc’s Seedpod Amplified extended residency program.

The Dad Show and engages artists and fathers who are based in the Kyneton area or northwest region of Victoria and these artists include:

Christian Bagin (The Rapture)
Michael and Hal Langley
Sarah Lockwood (Drop Bear Theatre)
Hannah Monagle (Pipe Up Poetry Slam)
Wes Snelling (Tina Del Twist)
Henry Vyhnal

Encompassing music, theatre, live art and digital projection The Dad Show celebrates legacy, fathers and father figures in their many forms.

WHEN: 7th and 8th of November at 7pm (90 mins)
WHERE: St Mary’s Hall, Kyneton (Corner of Ebden and Hutton Streets)
TICKETS: $10

BOOK TICKETS HERE!

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The Last Tuesday Society presents Alternate Endings at The Wheeler Centre

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Though we’ve barely recovered from our Malthouse season The Last Tuesday is happening again in October with Alternate Endings!

In a performance outing with a distinctly literary flavour, The Last Tuesday is teaming with the Wheeler Centre to imagine ‘what if?’ in endings both factual and fictional.

And it’s FREE! Now that’s a happy ending.

Our artists will take liberties with the facts as they finish things good and proper. For example:

What if Julia Gillard was still our prime minister?
Or Romeo and Juliet had decided that they were just being a bit silly and over-dramatic?
And what if he didn’t drive the chevy to the levy and instead the music had survived?

FEATURING:

Bron Batten

Laura Davis

Laura Jean McKay

Dr Professor Neal Portenza

Joel Tito

And Miss Tina Del Twist

Hosted by Richard ‘once and for all’ Higgins

WHERE: The Wheeler Centre, State Library Melbourne
WHEN: Tuesday the 21st of October at 7.15pm
HOW MUCH: FREE I told you already! And there’s a bar!

You can book your (free) tickets at The Wheeler Centre website

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Only four YouTube Comment Orchestras left!

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ONLY FOUR MORE CHANCES!

We’ve had a cracking first week of Last Tuesday Society shows at The Malthouse as part of Helium and The Melbourne Fringe and the reviews are in… And they’re great!

FIVE STARS “Brilliant!… One of the Fringe’s Hottest tickets!” Herald Sun

FOUR STARS “You won’t find a more entertaining showcase this festival.” The Age

“A wonderfully polished turd plucked from the deepest youtube pipes” The Australian.

4.5 STARS “Amazing… Not to be missed’ Melbourne Arts Fashion

“The internet imagined as cabaret. Double plus good.” Alison Croggon. Theatrenotes.

‘The YouTube Comment Orchestra is one of the laugh-out-loudiest things I’ve seen. Your make-up, and quite possibly your undies, will be ruined’ ArtsHub

“Big LOLs…It’s bloody wonderful” Anne Marie Peard, Sometimes Melbourne

Get your tickets while you can- book at The Malthouse website HERE or at The Melbourne Fringe Festival website HERE

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The YouTube Comment Orchestra at The Malthouse Theatre

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The Last Tuesday Society is thrilled to present our new work The YouTube Comment Orchestra in September 2014!

Presented as part of The Malthouse Theatre’s 2014 Helium season in collaboration with Melbourne Fringe, The YouTube Comment Orchestra is a collection of new performance works made from and inspired by YouTube comments.

Hosted and produced by Richard Higgins and myself, The YouTube Comment Orchestra features performances by Mish Grigor (post), Grit Theatre, The List Operators, I’m Trying to Kiss You, Poet Laureate Telia Nevile, Vachel Spirason, Lara Thoms and Madeleine Tucker.

You can find out more details and book your tickets at The Malthouse Theatre website HERE or at the Melbourne Fringe website HERE

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Use Your Illusion debuts in August!

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My new performance work Use Your Illusion debuts on the 21st of August at The Collingwood Masonic Lodge!

Here is some info:

Use Your Illusion is a collaboration between Bron and a qualified hypnotist who will place her and several audience participants under hypnosis live onstage, blurring the lines between ‘truth’, ‘acting’, ‘performance’ and straight out ‘lying’. Set in the depths of the Collingwood Masonic Lodge the work draws on the mysterious atmosphere of this exclusive environment. Use Your Illusion pushes the boundaries of inhibition, exploits the power of suggestion and poses the question, what won’t Bron do for our entertainment?

You can buy tickets and learn more about the show at the Field Theory website here

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