Saturday, February 13, 2010

Circus vs Sideshow

On the eve of our tour to Radelaide, just wanted to send a quick update about a guest spot I'll be doing as a judge at Circus Vs Sideshow next Thursday 18th Feb. This Side Up boys vs The Dirty Brothers...I'm uber excited! Who will come out the victors the bending, jumpy circus doods or the freaky, funny side show lads???

come check it out happening every Thursday of Ad Fringe 2010...though I will only be there this Thurs if you want to come see me in my frilly knickers!!

"Who really is more hardcore? Who works harder? Who entertains us better? Circus artists with their debonair muscular ability or sideshow acts with their macabre and twisted tricks?

Following a riotous first round in Edinburgh last year, ThisSideUp and the Dirty Brothers stage a series of re-matches in the Bosco Theatre in the ultimate battle of the carnies.

Hosted by celebrity guests and judged by fringe stars. Circus vs. Sideshow is an unpredictable evening of circus, sideshow, music and mischief.

ThisSideUp pitch their extraordinary acrobatic talents against the Dirty Brothers’ devious sideshow prowess in physical tests of strength, pain and endurance. Resulting in jaw-dropping, bone-chilling and laugh-out-loud entertainment with the hosts and judges throwing a little of their own skill and talent into the ring.

First staged as an impromptu contest at the 2009 Edinburgh Fringe, past hosts and celebrity judges include Paul Zenon, Stephen K Amos, Wil Anderson, Die Roten Punkte, Amanda Palmer (from the Dresden Dolls) and Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen.

Expect to be astounded, shocked, moved and shaken, as acrobats face off against their long-standing competitors from sideshow, mediated by musicians, comedians and other fellow entertainers.

A good old-fashioned fight, settled as only performers know how. Circus vs Sideshow is an unscripted, unabashed and unfettered night of carnival amusement."

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Melbourne Comedy Tickets Now on Sale

With mere hours left in Melbourne before we jet off to RAdelaide for the a month of Fringe fun in the sun we are bombarded with yet more excitement...

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival launch their ticket sales today and bookings are being made as we speak to both our comedy festival offerings....

How to be a Lady will be gracing the stage in the Carpet Room at The FORUM. All too exciting really, I will be playing the same venue as Tripod and Frank Woodley...even if it is in the broom cupboard.

The Season runs from April 25th to May 18th Tuesdays to Sundays at 7.15pm (6.15pm Sundays)

In Search of Atlantis will be playing at Melbourne Home of Cabaret The Butterfly Club from March 18th to April 4th. And the boys have something very VERY exciting planned for the 17th so keep your eyes peeled.

Their tickets went on sale just before last Christmas and are bubbling away quite nicely so get in quick to avoid missing out!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

12 Days to Go

The countdown is running fast, reviewers are booking in, tickets sales are looking very healthy indeed and the mild panic/excitement follows me round 24 hours a day.

Check out the Minstrels Poster for In Search of Atlantis and remember if you miss them in Adelaide you can still catch them for the Melbourne Comedy Festival at the Butterfly Club March 18th to April 4th (weekly thurs-sun). Tickets on sale now from the Butterfly Club's website (Whats On page)

We will in invading the Austral Hotel for the duration of Fringe and are sharing the spotlight with some stellar comedy shows, check out the flyer.

Stay tuned for more adelaide news coming soon....