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Ep 19 – I Am My Own Wife, The Happy Prince

A special episode at Melbourne’s 30th Midsumma Festival. Carla and Philip take in two shows from this celebration of queer culture: I Am My Own Wife and The Happy Prince. At intermission, they banter about Hobart’s MONA FOMA and the Golden Gaytime Crumb Shed. Happy Midsumma!

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Ep 18 – The Interpreters, Hot Brown Honey

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 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 17 – Blaque Showgirls, Deceptive Threads

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

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 15 – Lilith: The Jungle Girl, Two Dogs

Carla returns and the gang goes to MTC’s Lilith: The Jungle Girl and Two Dogs – presented by Melbourne International Arts Festival. Intermission banter is a long time coming catch up, coming soon discusses the NGV and Melbourne International Arts Festival. Our tickets to Two Dogs is sponsored by Julien Leyre of the Marco Polo Project.

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In Conversation – Katie Sfetkidis (Hotel Obscura)

In this special episode we discuss Neon Sarcophagus with the works creator Katie Sfetkidis. Neon Sarcophagus was one of the works experienced by Carla and Philip at the recent FOLA event Hotel Obscura. Across the Aisle gets the perspective from a performer in Hotel Obscura, what it was like on the other side of that hotel door – was it as nerve wracking for them? This episode is complimentary to the full length episode published on the event. 

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Ep 14 – The Mill On The Floss, Edward II

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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Ep 13 – Hotel Obscura

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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Ep 12 – The Glass Menagerie, In The Bleak Midwinter

Carla and Philip are joined by a special guest to celebrate their twelfth episode. Reviews of ‘The Glass Menagerie’ [Belvoir] and ‘In The Bleak Midwinter’ [The Rabble] are interspersed with hot tips about MIFF, the Australian Ballet and mini-golf.

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Ep 11 – Straight White Men, Bright World

Carla and Philip discuss Young Jean Lee’s Straight White Men at the MTC; then they travel Southside to encounter the joyous Bright World at Theatreworks. Over a few drinks at intermission we discuss Boomer arts endowments, Philip’s endless art participation (this time at Next Wave and the Metropolis new music festival) and all that we have coming soon.

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