Ep 43 – Infirmary

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Join us for a special episode covering The Infirmary – a Triage Live Art Collective immersive experience. This episode is told in the first person of our experience in surrendering to the process of death and care. We hope you enjoy it.

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Ep 42 – Tash York – Bad Ass, Suddenly Last Summer

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It’s summer! The gang bring you all summer related goods including how to be a Badass by Tash York at The Butterfly Club and Suddenly Last Summer by Little Ones Theatre at Red Stitch. During intermission we discuss the mini-series Waco and King Lear via National Theatre Live. Coming soon heralds Midsumma – top picks include Merciless Gods, The Legend of Queen Kong Ep II + The Homosapiens. Also there is Christian Marclay’s 24 hour video piece The Clock at ACMI and MON FOMA, Sydney Festival. We are currently raising funds to transcribe our show for the deaf and hard of hearing community, it costs $5 to sponsor an episode please donate (link below). 

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Ep 41 – Song For A Weary Throat, Re-Member Me

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Melbourne International Arts Festival episode! The gang talk all things festival – featuring Song For a Weary Throat by Rawcus Ensemble (and featuring the Invenio Singers) and Re-Member Me by Dickie Beau. Intermission chats include the Elysian Ensemble and Hubei Symphony Orchestra. Coming soon June Thomas at The Wheeler Centre, The Breeders and Phils choral group Gloriana Chamber Choir (its Messiah time!). We are working on transcribing the history of our episodes – please donate or subscribe today, we need 6 full paid subscribers to reach our target. Thanks for listening and share with your friends.

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Ep 40 – Do You Know Me?, Spartacus

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In this episode the gang have two very disparate experiences – Do You Know Me? a site specific work on homelessness for Melbourne Fringe Festival and Spartacus, the brand new production of a very old tale by the Australian Ballet. During intermission Carla and Phil give the latest blockbuster exhibition MOMA at NGV a D- and discuss their favourite works from the recent Fringe Festival (Sweaty Pits Pity Party and Love Song Dedications (without Richard Mercer)). In coming soon the Elyssian Ensemble and MONA FOMA are recommended as is the visual arts exhibitions Polly Borland at Ian Potter Centre and From Will to Form – the Tarrawarra Biennial. As always if you like our work please give us money! You can donate, subscribe or buy us coffee over at our website.

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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 38 – William Tell, The Death of Walt Disney

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Hello! It’s Season Four! Our first two episodes have swiftly addressed Carla’s vague allusions to “boredom” with the content they were seeing. So prepared to get shook! The gang go and see the “Swiss neo-futuristic” go big or go home staging of William Tell by Victorian Opera (140 years since its last staging in Melbourne) and the impossibly titled “A Public Reading of An Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney” by MKA as part of the Provocaré festival. We talk feudal hipster DILFS, gender non-binary opera representations, exploding apple fails, soprano sexism, our current favourite podcasts, the myths about lemmings and Korean garbage disposal. Thanks for listening and if you like our show please consider supporting us (link below).

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Ep 37 – Verve, Carrion

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Welcome to season 4! Thank you to our generous subscribers for helping fund our show. This month the gang hit the Australia Ballet for Verve! which gave Carla many 90’s art house crushed velvet Peter Greenaway feels and was very gender political for Phil. During intermission we revisit The Crown and Queer Eye – both shows Carla found incredibly problematic but has now grown to love (which Phil was enlightened on all along). We then move along to Arts House for Justin Shoulder’s Carrion – a deeply unique and amazing movement piece with incredible puppetry. Where the future human is a shapeshifting turtle – thank you to Donna for sponsoring our trip to this piece. The gang discuss snacking methods for festival season, our late MIFF picks and suggestions for stoner film experience. Tune in and share with your friends!

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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 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 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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