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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Psychic Hairdressers Anonymous at White Night

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My pal Beth Sometimes and myself will be debuting our new act Psychic Hairdressers Anonymous at the upcoming White Night event on the 22nd of February!

Psychic Hairdressers Anonymous is a holistic make-over service, offering a range of options for both your exterior and interior self. In a jiffy you will be buffed to perfection with cosmetics, custom hairdos, chakra alignment, past-life regression therapy or anything else we see fit!

You can read more about us and the event at the White Night website

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Sweet Child of Mine tours to The Horse’s Mouth Festival in December

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Dad and I are heading back to Sydney to perform a three night season of Sweet Child of Mine at The Horse’s Mouth Festival in Bondi!

We’ll be doing shows from the 12th until the 14th of December at The Bondi Pavillion Theatre at The Tamarama Rock Surfers. You can find tickets and info at their website

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The Last Tuesday Society’s Sixth Annual Xmas Special!

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The Last Tuesday Society proudly presents our SIXTH ANNUAL XMAS SPECIAL!

We’re thrilled to be presenting our very own version of the Charles Dickens classic ‘A Christmas Carol’ and even more thrilled to be donating the proceeds to The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

If Scrooge can discover the true meaning of Xmas, then we can too!

FEATURING AMAZING PERFORMERS SUCH AS:

THE LIST OPERATORS (Golden Gibbo Winners, Barry Award Nominees)

BRON BATTEN (Winner Best Experimental Performance, Melbourne Fringe)

DR PROFESSOR NEAL PORTENZA (Winner Best Comedy Melbourne Fringe)

VACHEL SPIRASON- FROM SLOW CLAP (Best Comedy, Auckland Fringe)

GERALDINE QUINN (Green Room Award Winner)

POET LAUREATE TELIA NEVILE (Nominated Best Newcomer MICF)

MADELEINE TUCKER and THE BURNT SAUSAGES

EDWARD GOULD (Best Music Production Melbourne Fringe)

Hosted by Mr Richard ‘Scrooge McDuck’ Higgins

With cheap drinks, Christmas Craffle (Crap Christmas Raffle) and sausage sizzle

You can also take a ‘Selfie with Santa’ with our special guest Santa RICHARD WATTS (RRR) #selfieswithsanta

 Come and get drunk for a good cause!

WHERE: Merrifields Warehouse, Merrifield Street, Brunswick (via Boase Street off Victoria Street)

WHEN: Tuesday the 26th of November 2013, doors at 7.30pm, show at 8.00pm sharp

HOW: $15/$18 bucks

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