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Ep 33 – Abigail’s Party, Uncanny Valley, Girl

And we’re back! Swinging into April, feeling the lush shag pile between our toes. Our shows this month take us to 70’s England, dripping with middle class malaise in Mike Leigh’s Abigail’s Party (via the MTC). We then move into industrialised robot lady future and beyond with Angela Goh’s Uncanny Valley, Girl; as part of the Festival of Live Art. Carla and Phil also chat in depth about Phantom Thread, classical music in Collingwood carparks (Penny Quartet/Play On), Dark Mofo, MSO Metropolis new music festival and Fleabag. Thanks for listening and please share with your friends! We also have a new website for you to sign up to our newsletter and see our happy faces http://www.acrossaisle.com – thanks and see you in a month!

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Ep 32 – Hir, Good Muslim Boy

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 31 – Priscilla, Dragged

Happy Midsumma! This months episode celebrates all things queer and DRAG. Carla and Philip go and see two very different drags shows – the development separated by 20+ years but still very similar in sentiment. The reboot of the musical Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and the brand new play Dragged by Tasmanian playwright Andy Aisbett. Both shows raise lots of discussion on class, ockerness, Australianisms, gender philosophy and tiny cocktail umbrellas. Just when you thought you never wanted to hear It’s Raining Men again off we go!

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Ep 28 – Taylor Mac Chapter IV, All The Sex I’ve Ever Had

Across the Aisles October episode every year is devoted to Melbourne Festival. This year the gang attended a 6 hour performance by Taylor Mac and a panel of elderly people talking about their sex lives. As always lively banter in intermission, rat plagues, Carla’s annoyance at Daniel Andrew’s lack of program management and much much more.

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Ep 25 – The Moors, Merciless Gods

One company, two productions and a special guest! In this queer episode of Across the Aisle, Carla and Philip attend “The Moors” at Red Stitch and “Merciless Gods” at Northcote Town Hall, considering the work of Little Ones Theatre across two sites. Podcast supporter Wesa Chau joins them at intermission to share her insights, and the guide to Melbourne Fringe is riffled. Thank you for listening.

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Ep 20 – The Homosexuals, The Age Of Bones

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 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 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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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 7 – Elegy, The Little Mermaid

Philip and Carla discuss “Elegy” at Gasworks Arts Park for Midsumma, then dive deep with Meow Meow’s “The Little Mermaid”. At intermission there is much discussion about Our Cate, both the ACMI exhibition and Carol. The episode is wrapped up with a tribute to Karl von Bamberger.

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