Ep 38 – William Tell, The Death of Walt Disney

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Hello! It’s Season Four! Our first two episodes have swiftly addressed Carla’s vague allusions to “boredom” with the content they were seeing. So prepared to get shook! The gang go and see the “Swiss neo-futuristic” go big or go home staging of William Tell by Victorian Opera (140 years since its last staging in Melbourne) and the impossibly titled “A Public Reading of An Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney” by MKA as part of the Provocaré festival. We talk feudal hipster DILFS, gender non-binary opera representations, exploding apple fails, soprano sexism, our current favourite podcasts, the myths about lemmings and Korean garbage disposal. Thanks for listening and if you like our show please consider supporting us (link below).

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Ep 37 – Verve, Carrion

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Welcome to season 4! Thank you to our generous subscribers for helping fund our show. This month the gang hit the Australia Ballet for Verve! which gave Carla many 90’s art house crushed velvet Peter Greenaway feels and was very gender political for Phil. During intermission we revisit The Crown and Queer Eye – both shows Carla found incredibly problematic but has now grown to love (which Phil was enlightened on all along). We then move along to Arts House for Justin Shoulder’s Carrion – a deeply unique and amazing movement piece with incredible puppetry. Where the future human is a shapeshifting turtle – thank you to Donna for sponsoring our trip to this piece. The gang discuss snacking methods for festival season, our late MIFF picks and suggestions for stoner film experience. Tune in and share with your friends!

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Ep 36 – The Nightingale and the Rose, Brothers Wreck

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Welcome to episode 36 of Across the Aisle, our third season closer. Can you believe it’s been 3 years of Phil and Carla connecting over deep cuts and giggles? This episode is no different. The gang get dilated pupils of lust at Little Ones Theatre adaptation of Oscar Wildes poem The Nightingale and the Rose – staged at Theatre Works. They then spend quality time with an Indigenous family rocked by suicide in Brothers Wreck at The Malthouse. Both performances affected our hosts quite deeply. In intermission the Philip Thiel Grant for Instagram Stories in announced, Carla does some announcing of her own – that she is now a judge for the Independent Theatre category for the Green Room Awards. MIFF strategies are discussed, as is MICMC (no it’s not roman numerals like Carla thought) and much much more. Thanks for listening and sharing.

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Ep 35 – De Stroyed, House of Bernarda Alba

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Welcome to the second last episode of season 3! To ensure season 4 is created please contribute to our fundraiser today. Link on all our social media. It’s been 2 months since our last episode and A LOT has happened. We had a win at the Australian Podcast Awards and talk about it. Jasmine Moseley of the The Australian Ballet joins us for Intermission and Coming Soon – featuring the Head On Photo Festival and virtual reality in Canberra. This month’s shows discussed are De Stroyed by Jillian Murray and Suzanne Chaundy Director at fortyfivedownstairs and The House of Bernarda Alba – an Australian reimagining of the Federico Garcia Lorca play, by Patricia Cornelius and Leticia Ines Caceres at Melbourne Theatre Company.

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Ep 34 – Personal, Fleabag

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An intriguing pair of one-woman shows are discussed: Jodee Mundy’s “Personal” at Arts House plus “Fleabag” by Phoebe Waller-Bridge at the Malthouse. Are family tragedies always comic? At intermission, contemporary art in Kyneton and “Unsane” on Soderbergh’s phone. And masterpieces are on their way from somewhere else to Melbourne, again. Speaking of Melbourne, the podcast endorses its preferred Lord Mayor! Thanks for listening to our podcast. 

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Ep 33 – Abigail’s Party, Uncanny Valley, Girl

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And we’re back! Swinging into April, feeling the lush shag pile between our toes. Our shows this month take us to 70’s England, dripping with middle class malaise in Mike Leigh’s Abigail’s Party (via the MTC). We then move into industrialised robot lady future and beyond with Angela Goh’s Uncanny Valley, Girl; as part of the Festival of Live Art. Carla and Phil also chat in depth about Phantom Thread, classical music in Collingwood carparks (Penny Quartet/Play On), Dark Mofo, MSO Metropolis new music festival and Fleabag. Thanks for listening and please share with your friends! We also have a new website for you to sign up to our newsletter and see our happy faces http://www.acrossaisle.com – thanks and see you in a month!

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Ep 32 – Hir, Good Muslim Boy

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Happy Easter! This was recorded back on the Labour Day long weekend but is still as fresh as ever. This month the gang talk cycling in Melbourne, Queer Eye, Philip finds out what MAFS means and all our MQFF and Comedy Festival tips. But more importantly our shows for this month are Taylor Macs Hir at Red Stitch and Good Muslim Boy at the Malthouse. We also propose 3 months of activism to get new listeners for the show by the end of our 3rd season (can you believe we have been going for 3 years?!). 1. Review and rate our podcast on iTunes it helps people find us 2. If you know someone who would like our show please tell them or help them to get a podcasting app and add us. You can also post about us on your social media! 3. Please vote for us in the Australian Podcasting Awards! (last day to vote is tomorrow March 31st). Thanks for listening! Sign up to our mailing list if you would like to get our hot tips for the month ahead (link on our FB).

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Ep 31 – Priscilla, Dragged

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Happy Midsumma! This months episode celebrates all things queer and DRAG. Carla and Philip go and see two very different drags shows – the development separated by 20+ years but still very similar in sentiment. The reboot of the musical Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and the brand new play Dragged by Tasmanian playwright Andy Aisbett. Both shows raise lots of discussion on class, ockerness, Australianisms, gender philosophy and tiny cocktail umbrellas. Just when you thought you never wanted to hear It’s Raining Men again off we go!

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Ep 30 – 2017 Year in Review

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In this summer edition of the podcast, Carla and Philip remember their top cultural and theatrical experiences of 2017, awarding informal (but very prestigious) gongs to their “Best Ofs”. Stage shows are muddled in the second half of the episode with film, television, political movements and the visual arts. Thanks for another wonderful year of criticism. See you in 2018!

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Ep 29 – Pop Up Globe – Henry V, Birdcage Thursdays

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In the true spirit of globalisation the gang go and see Henry the V by Shakespeare, presented by London’s The Globe Theatre in a POP UP staffed by Kiwi actors, down at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl. I think you can guess whose pick this was. Our second show this month is the new(ish) Australian play by Sandra Fiona Long – Birdcage Thursdays. A tender exploration about ageing parents, mental illness and social stigma. In intermission Carla and Phil talk about Musica Viva and Steven Soderbergh with the gangs hot tips for summer in coming soon. Please share and enjoy!

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