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

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 Theatre Works 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

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

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

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

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 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?