Ep 45 – Become The One, Barbara and the Camp Dogs

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In this episode the gang discuss two vital, new Australian, works – Become the One by Lab Kelpie about the statistical anomaly of zero homosexual Australian Rules Football players and Barbara and the Camp Dogs – an incredible rock opera about family, PTSD, and the therapy of singing at Malthouse Theatre. During Intermission things get heated when Carla and Philip discuss whether non-queer people should play queer roles and Coming Soon features all the women at Melbourne International Comedy Festival we would like to see. Thanks for listening and please financially subscribe. We only have 3 episodes left of this season before are forced to close due to lack of funds.

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Ep 39 – Dybbuks, Blackie Blackie Brown

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In this months episode the gang are joined by a very special guest Richard Watts, Australia’s pre-eminent arts journalist, arts advocate and homosexualist; together they cover Samarah Hersch’s Dybbuks at Theatreworks and Nakkiah Lui’s Blackie Blackie Brown at the Malthouse Theatre. During intermission Bendo Mendo’s (Ben Mendelson) theory on what makes Australian actors so compelling is discussed with great interest. Richard has Carla and Philip maniacally scribbling during Coming Soon with his hot tips for shows in October. Listen and share! If you like our work please support us by subscribing, donating or buying us a coffee.

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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 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 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 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 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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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 14 – The Mill On The Floss, Edward II

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In this episode, Philip and special guest Dion Kagan discuss two adaptations of classic texts: The Mill On The Floss at Theatre Works and Edward II at Malthouse Theatre; plus, at intermission, theatre at the cinema and the “bath of humanity” that is MIFF. Enjoy!

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