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

Ep 28 – Taylor Mac Chapter IV, All The Sex I’ve Ever Had

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Across the Aisles October episode every year is devoted to Melbourne Festival. This year the gang attended a 6 hour performance by Taylor Mac and a panel of elderly people talking about their sex lives. As always lively banter in intermission, rat plagues, Carla’s annoyance at Daniel Andrew’s lack of program management and much much

Ep 24 – The Book of Exodus Part I, Revolt

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In this episode, Carla and Philip review Fraught Outfit’s “The Book of Exodus, Part I” at Theatre Works; and Malthouse Theatre’s “Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.” Both of these productions spark talk about identity, representation and dressing up. There is also a scandalous Secret Intermission in which one of us gets reviewed! This is the

Ep 23 – Native Girl Syndrome, Spencer

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Special Guest Lisa Dempster [Director of the Melbourne Writers Festival] joins Carla and Philip to discuss two productions: Lara Kramer’s “Native Girl Syndrome” at Yirramboi – First Nations Arts Festival; and Katy Warner’s “Spencer” produced by Lab Kelpie at Chapel off Chapel. We’re thrilled to welcome Lisa to the studio for this special episode. Stick

Ep 21 – Passenger, Faster

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Carla and Philip head onto a bus and explore Docklands in the compelling and site specific piece Passenger, presented by Women of the World Festival and Footscray Arts Centre. They then head over to sit in line at The Arts Centre for Tix and Six and get to see The Australian Ballets contemporary program Faster.

Ep 18 – The Interpreters, Hot Brown Honey

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Happy new year! In this episode of the podcast, Philip and Carla and joined by special guest Julien to discuss Nicola Gunn’s latest production “The Interpreters” at the Alliance Fran├žaise. Then they see “Hot Brown Honey” at Arts Centre Melbourne. At intermission they discuss Susie Dee’s “Animal” at Theatre Works as well as their latest

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?