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 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 more.

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Ep 27 – Crimson Tide, Big Heart

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A new play about adoption and a water ballet about menstruation are discussed. At intermission, Carla and Philip talk Melbourne Fringe [gamelan + improvised Shakespeare] and brand new Star Trek. Also, who is Mimi?

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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 final episode of our podcast’s second season. Thanks to all who have supported us to continue the show into its third year.

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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 around for “coming soon” in which she gives some great tips about things to look out for in Melbourne. Thanks as always for listening.

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Ep 22 – Joan, This is Eden

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After a brief winter break Carla and Philip are back! In velvety theatre seats and coming into your ears. This month they visit with Joan of Arc through The Rabbles theatrical invocation of the saint. Then they are back at 45 Downstairs to have a tour of the Cascades Female Factory in This is Eden. The team discuss the feminist art moment of Handmaids Tale, Joan, This is Eden and Hannah Gadsbys Nannette converging on the same fortnight. Four feminist shows that deeply affected both hosts. We also launch our annual subscription campaign! Enjoy xx

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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. Enjoy!

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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 Française. 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 TV obsessions. And in coming soon they offer their top picks for Midsumma. Enjoy!

*A previous version of this episode incorrectly attributed both Kim “Busty Beatz” Bowers and Candy Bowers as the same person. They are sisters, and only Kim is in Hot Brown Honey. This episode has been edited to reflect this correction.

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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? And what should we all do in November? Thanks as always for your support of the podcast.

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Ep 13 – Hotel Obscura

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In this special edition of the podcast, Philip and Carla go their separate ways to experience boutique one-on-one immersive theatre in Hotel Obscura by Triage Live Art Collective. Will they make it through Incursion, Elegy and Neon Sarcophagus to The Vinyl Lounge? Special thanks to producer Ron Killeen for custom soundscapes in this episode.

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