Swansong - Performance Season 2019
One Man’s Life Of Grit, Terror And Heartache.
Do not miss this achingly brilliant, ovation worthy theatre show.
Abused and isolated, Occi struggles to avoid his ghosts and tortured memories of mental institutions. He is violent and vulnerable, soaked in alcohol and yearning, seeking redemption.
Our challenge is to perceive Occi as more than a thug – as he and his mother fight for survival in a tough garrison town on the edge of a cruel and unforgiving world.
Directed by [Melbourne Fringe co-founder] Greg Carroll, Swansong is an acclaimed production, and roller-coaster ride transporting its audiences into the life of an enraged ‘Occi’ played by Andre De Vanny (‘Best Actor’, 2015 Green Room Awards).
When & Where
Travel through time as Nina Ferro pays tribute to the great Queen of Jazz!
Lady Be Good is a joyous, swinging tribute to the First Lady of Song and the legends of The Great American Songbook she most loved to interpret, performed by one of the brightest stars of the international jazz scene, Nina Ferro. Her powerful, evocative voice, stunning vocal range and extraordinary stage presence have earned her an enviable reputation at home and around the world.
Joined on stage by a jiving band, songs include How High The Moon, The Lady is a Tramp, Blue Skies, Love For Sale, & Someone to Watch Over Me.
Interactive theatre for small humans.
Big Tops & Tiny Tots is a circus adventure for 3 to 6 year olds.
Walking the tightrope between circus and magic, Big Tops & Tiny Tots is a non-stop whirlwind of plate-spinning, hula hooping and uni-cycling fun!
In a screen-time world, Big Tops & Tiny Tots introduces kids to performance that talks back, is constantly engaging, and inspires kids to get out and give it a try.
After 45 minutes of endless giggling, they’ll be somersaulting out the door with excitement, ready to set off on their very own circus adventure.
Grab a mate, grab a date… grab a ticket to the Roadshow!
Looking for a laugh? The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is coming to town. Forget I-Spy, spotto and stale servo snacks, this road trip is jam-packed with a crew of fantastically funny comedians, specially selected to bring the fun of the Festival to towns and cities nationwide. With a line-up of artists sure to tickle anyone’s funny bone, the Roadshow has something for everyone.
This is an unapologetic, funny, and downright dirty dancing cabaret where circus meets comedy and song in an unforgivably big shoulder pads night out. NEON delivers stunning acrobatic and aerial acts, breathtaking feats of circus, with a smattering of Flashdance choreography in some rather uncomfortable gym wear.
*Warning: May contain hazardous levels of hair gel
Suitable for ages 15+
THE CELTIC TENORS
The Irish Songbook Tour Australia 2019
When you put together three brilliant Tenor voices with natural Irish charm, singing spine-tingling Classical, Folk, Irish, Gaelic and Pop favourites in stacked three-part harmonies, then mix them up with quick witted banter, you have THE CELTIC TENORS.
The charismatic, globe-trotting trio are the most successful classical crossover artists ever to have come out of Ireland.
They just sing songs they love and they most certainly don’t take themselves too seriously. It’s all about the music, the harmonies and the fun.
Three unique solo voices, but when called upon – one tenor sound!
The Celtic Tenors will perform The Irish Songbook on their Australian tour with such classics as Finnegan’s Wake, In The Gloaming, Song For Ireland, Danny Boy, The Dutchman, Caledonia, You Raise Me Up and many more favourites.
With a polished international reputation and just over a million album sales world-wide, The Celtic Tenors offer something truly unique. The skill, range and ability of world-class tenors combined with the personality and fun of genuine Irish performers.
A brutal murder is committed in a small town in France. The dismembered corpse is dropped from a railway viaduct onto passing trains below… All except the head.
This modern classic psychological thriller takes you right inside the heart and mind of the perpetrator. A fascinating and compelling true crime story.
Pierre (Rob Meldrum) and Claire Lannes (Jillian Murray -2015 Green Room winner) are leading everyday lives until catastrophe occurs. Effortlessly revealing in the beauty and brutality of their inner selves, and create a painstaking portrait of lost passion. Performed exquisitely and directed by Laurence Strangio is a rare and unmissable work of theatre.
Paul Grabowsky is an acclaimed composer, pianist and polymath who has received numerous awards in his illustrious 40 year career.
Together they will be reinventing some of Lior’s most cherished songs as well as bringing their own individual voices to this special show.
Be captivated and challenged by this playfully provocative exploration of the senses.
How would you adapt without sight / when blindfolded?
Would you rise to the challenge or trip over your own feet?
Three highly trained interdisciplinary performers work to explore how the human body can move and interact when sight is compromised. My Sight - Their Sight is a quirky and atmospheric interpretation of the relationship between being sighted and not sighted -exploring shifts in power, poignant moments and pure physicality.
My Sight - Their Sight engages with the audience to show us how movement, dance, and circus can transcend something that most of us take for granted – SIGHT.
Join creator Abbie Madden, Director of the company Blindful, for an insightful Q&A after the performance.
Suitable for ages 13+
Don’t miss this entertaining and popular introduction to the Orchestra, complete with a full orchestra on stage, music, songs, story line, narrators, characters in costume and wonderful video imagery. The Orchestra will be performing The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant (L'Histoire de Babar, le petit éléphant) by Francis Poulenc (1940).
The story of Babar the Elephant has been a much-loved children’s favourite for almost 100 years now, from the original French books and A.A. Milne’s English versions; to animations, feature films and major concert works.
Babar is one of the most recognized children's characters in the world, with publications in over 17 languages. Come and explore the musical world of Babar with the Whitehorse Orchestra.
Four multi- award winning acts, led by Golden Guitar winners Carter & Carter, team up to bring you the excitement and entertainment of a festival which has produced artists like Kasey Chambers, Troy Cassar-Daley, Keith Urban and many more.
Each act performs a set of their own hits, before teaming up for a fun filled finale.
Four award winning acts together in one big show – A Taste Of Tamworth you’ll never forget.
Delve into fresh, new theatre devised by the award-winning youth company ‘Bearfoot’.
"Two people trapped in a room. One is almost finished but the other is not yet ready. The other will be ready, but just not yet."
I Hope it’s Not Raining in London is a contemporary, hybrid- experimental work in its exploration of our perceived realities and the effects of trauma. A sophisticated short play that places two strangers together in a mysterious room. Neither of them has knowledge of where they currently exist and how they got there- and the newest to arrive has no memories whatsoever.
The Sapphires is one of Australia’s best-loved stories. This multiple award- winning musical play, that inspired the film, is lighting up the stages of the Memo & Burrinja for Culture Tracks 2019.
A captivating story for the whole family – sure to delight audiences of all ages.
Picasso and His Dog is inspired by the true life story of Pablo Picasso and his sausage dog Lump. This delightful show celebrates the animals with whom we share our lives while exploring what it is to be creative and to create.
Created by Lemony S Puppet Theatre, this work is an inventive mix of live art-making on-stage, puppetry and magic realism. Picasso and His Dog is about how the animals in our lives can inspire us to be excellent humans (and artists).
For anyone who’s ever patted a dog or been moved by an artwork.
Rollicking fun with spectacular acrobatics, clowning and poetic visuals, celebrating imagination and adventure.
Have you ever built a… FoRT? …
The wonderful crew at Asking for Trouble delve into the art of play and the creation of worlds from everyday objects.
Two strange characters appear hunting for whispers of adventure. A couch, table, cushions, sheets and broomsticks transform into rockets, trampolines, cliffs and tents - places to explore. Images appear and disappear. FoRT is full of ridiculous clowning, spectacular acrobatics, poetic visual imagery and celebrates the kind of creative genius that has been known to turn lounge rooms into volcanoes, trees into castles and cardboard boxes into racing cars.
Suitable forages 4+
This hilarious cabaret from Amity Dry (author of the musical ‘Mother, Wife and the Complicated Life’) was a sell-out success at last year’s Adelaide Fringe and is sure to be a great girls night out. From her childhood home perm to the eve of her 40th birthday Amity explores the pressure women face to maintain the beauty ideal and how social media, Botox and the Kardashians have forever altered the quest for eternal youth. She pokes fun at her '80s childhood and '90s teen exploits, and questions whether 40 is the new 30 or just something you say to make you feel better.
Paul David Goddard leads the cast as Sherlock Holmes and the woman he admires is played by Lucy Gransbury.