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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Psychic Hairdressers Anonymous at Dark MOFO!

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The Psychic Hairdressers (also known as Beth Sometimes and myself) will be plying our cosmic wares in Hobart this weekend at Dark MOFO. Come find us at The Winter Feast or in the Faux Mo Club on saturday night. More details here

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Performing at Justin Heazlewood’s book launch this sunday!

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I will be performing at Justin Heazlewood’s book launch on Sunday the first of June at Howler in Brunswick. I am interviewed in the book on what it is like to be a practising artist in Australia.

Dad and I will be doing a spot from Sweet Child of Mine at about 4.15pm. The event is free- that’s right, FREE! And you can find all the details here

 

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The Last Tuesday Society is happening on a Saturday! For the first time ever! And who said partying on the weekend was for amateurs?

We’re teaming up with Supple Fox (Dark MOFO, MIAF) and throwing an art party at the fantastic new bar and performance space at Grant Street, Southbank.

Featuring award winning performers such as Bron Batten, Isabel and Rachel and Kenzie Larsen as well as brand spanking new acts from the future theatre babes of The VCA. Come along along so you can say you saw them first at The Last Tuesday!

Then you can have an epic boogie to the sweet beats of the THURSGAY DJ’S.

FRIGGING YES.

Check out the whole program here

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PSPACE SOCIAL: Nighttime Talent Quest

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I’m very pleased to be doing something silly at Performance Space’s Nighttime Talent Quest on May the 17th. The performance starts at 6pm at The National Art School Cellblock Theatre in Darlinghurst, in the wonderful bayside city of Sydney.

You can buy tickets and find more info right here

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DOUBLE SNUGGIE presented by The Last Tuesday Society at Howler

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The Last Tuesday Society is BACK with our first amazement show for 2014!

Climbing into the snuggie we have THE LIST OPERATORS, MADELEINE TUCKER, OLYMPIA BUKKAKIS, GRIT THEATRE, LESSONS WITH LUIS, BRON BATTEN, TELIA NEVILE, COME HECKLE CHRIST, TOTAL GIOVANNI DJ’s plus more TBA!

The Last Tuesday Society presents a bunch of Melbourne’s best Art Weirdos with more invention than the people that came up with the slanket… those names again:

THE LIST OPERATORS, straight from Tamworth Country Music Festival.
MADELEINE TUCKER, straight from Safeway, Brunswick
OLYMPIA BUKKAKIS, everyone’s favourite denizen of drag
Learn some stuff from LESSONS WITH LUIS the guy with the worst jumpers in the known world.
The continuing public humiliation of BRON BATTEN
TELIA NEVILE, Poet ‘nothing rhymes with’ Laureate
and back from steaming it up at the Perth and Radelaide Fringe Festivals GRIT THEATRE, a performance company who enjoy manicures, VB and Oprah’s instagram account.

ALSO! the show that provoked international controversy at the recent Adelaide Fringe, ‘COME HECKLE CHRIST’ starring Josh Ladgrove (nee Neal Portenza)

More awesome acts yet to be announced including a special international guest…!

Then party on afterwards with The Pan-European, Shamanic Disco Boogie Collective, TOTAL GIOVANNI DJ’s

All hosted by the one, the only RICHARD ‘I had a moustache seven years ago’ HIGGINS

Continuing our dedication to theatre you can watch with an amber beverage in hand, we’re nestling into a brand new venue, HOWLER in Brunswick!

WHEN/WHERE?

Tuesday the 25th of March
Howler, 7-11 Dawson Street Brunswick
Doors at 7.30, show at 8pm sharp
$17/$13

You can even buy tickets in advance here

Double Snuggie courtesy of Bron, photo by Telia Nevile

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Man O Man at The Festival of Live Art

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Continuing on from our development last year, I am thrilled to be involved in the next instalment of Man O Man happening as part of The Festival of Live Art at North Melbourne’s Arts House. Directed by the excellent Mish Grigor, the other collaborators include Halcyon Macleod, Hallie Shellam, Diana Smith and Willoh S Weiland.

We’re writing speeches for men to perform on the last night of the patriarchy- and you can come along and watch!

We’ll be performing on March 22nd at 5pm- you can book tickets here

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