Ep 17 – Blaque Showgirls, Deceptive Threads

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In this episode, a pair of local explorations of Australian culture and identity: Nakkiah Lui’s “Blaque Showgirls” at Malthouse Theatre and David Joseph’s “Deceptive Threads” at 45 Downstairs. Also ACMI, Arrival, Messiah, hay fever and robbing banks! Please enjoy this episode of our podcast about theatre and the arts in Melbourne; thanks as always for

Ep 16 – Lady Eats Apple, War and Peace

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In this Melbourne Festival episode, Carla and Philip take in Back to Back Theatre’s “Lady Eats Apple” at Hamer Hall and Gob Squad’s “War and Peace” at the Malthouse. Plus intermission banter about other Festival experiences. What does the Festival feel like under its new Artistic Director?

Ep 15 – Lilith: The Jungle Girl, Two Dogs

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Carla returns and the gang goes to MTC’s Lilith: The Jungle Girl and Two Dogs – presented by Melbourne International Arts Festival. Intermission banter is a long time coming catch up, coming soon discusses the NGV and Melbourne International Arts Festival. Our tickets to Two Dogs is sponsored by Julien Leyre of the Marco Polo

Ep 11 – Straight White Men, Bright World

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Carla and Philip discuss Young Jean Lee’s Straight White Men at the MTC; then they travel Southside to encounter the joyous Bright World at Theatreworks. Over a few drinks at intermission we discuss Boomer arts endowments, Philip’s endless art participation (this time at Next Wave and the Metropolis new music festival) and all that we

Ep 10 – Double Bill, Romeo & Juliet

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Philip and Carla are joined in the studio by Dion Kagan, Across the Aisle’s first ever special guest! The trio discusses Boutique Theatre’s double bill of new Australian works: Matthew Sini’s “Madame Bast” and Samantha Cunningham’s “Don’t Tell the Women”; then they debrief the latest production of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” by Bell Shakespeare.