Ep 46 – Mr. Burns – A post-electric play, Biladurang

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Hello! It’s been too long since our last chat. In this episode the gang envision story telling beyond the apocalypse with Mr. Burns, a post-electric play by Lightning Jar Theatre; and we return to the lofty heights of the Sofitel to experience Joel Bray’s immersive and intimate dance piece, Biladurang. During intermission we discuss radical television and colonially problematic, but beautiful nonetheless, gardens.

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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 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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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 20 – The Homosexuals, The Age Of Bones

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In this episode, Carla and Philip see something very familiar at the Malthouse [The Homosexuals, or Faggots] and something much less familiar at La Mama Courthouse [The Age of Bones, part of AsiaTOPA]. Profundity ensues. Plus, at Intermission: Is The Book of Mormon memorable? And what got Carla to renounce her commitment to animal rights? Thanks for listening to our podcast about theatre and the arts in Melbourne. <3

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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 your support.

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