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Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

MICF

Grab a mate, grab a date… grab a ticket to the Roadshow!

Comedy

Looking for a laugh? The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is coming to town. Forget I-Spy, spotto and stale servo snacks, this road trip is jam-packed with a crew of fantastically funny comedians, specially selected to bring the fun of the Festival to towns and cities nationwide. With a line-up of artists sure to tickle anyone’s funny bone, the Roadshow has something for everyone. Grab a mate, grab a date… grab a ticket to the Roadshow!

HEYWOOD COMMUNITY HALL
Sunday 26 May, 7:00pm

$35 / $15 (Conc.)

2 hours and 15 minutes, plus 20 minute interval
15+
Smoke machine/Hazer may be used during this performance

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L'Amante Anglaise

L'Amante Anglaise

Presented by Critical Stages
Directed by Laurence Strangio

Classic psychological thriller from one of France’s most renowned authors.

Drama

A brutal murder is committed in a small town in France. The dismembered corpse is dropped from a railway viaduct onto passing trains below… all except the head.

Based upon a true crime, L’Amante Anglaise is a beautifully poignant and emotionally powerful portrait of lost passion.

Starring: Rob Meldrum and Jillian Murray

PORTLAND ARTS CENTRE
Saturday 1 June, 7.30pm

$35 / $15 (Conc.)

1 hour and 45 minutes. No interval.
15+

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Otto & Astrid: Eurosmash

Otto&Astrid

A Salvador Dinosaur & Critical Stages Production

The award-winning post-punk musical cabaret comedy sensation!

Comedy

Fans of Spinal Tap and Flight of the Conchords, say “Hallo!” to your new favourite band. Otto & Astrid are
Die Roten Punkte (‘The Red Dots’).

Orphaned as kids, the brother and sister duo found shelter in a Berlin squat and never rockin’ well looked
back. Eurosmash! packs the best and worst of Eurovision into one night of warped and riotous entertainment. In this, Otto and Astrid's latest show, the dysfunctional siblings are ready for mainstream
chart success. It’s a tough choice between dancing and laughing, as this duo kick out some mother
smashing jams.

An Otto & Astrid gig is a wild rock ‘n’ roll cabaret ride, full of hilarious, truly catchy and award-winning songs, constantly interrupted by the squabbling of the dysfunctional siblings. One of the most irreverent and funny gigs you are ever likely to see.

PORTLAND ARTS CENTRE
Wednesday 19 June, 7.30pm

$30 / $15 (Conc.)

70 minutes
15+
Not suitable for audiences under 15 due to language warning and adult themes.

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Roald Dahl's The Twits

The Twits

Presented by Spare Parts Puppet Theatre

Children/Families

Roald Dahl’s The Twits is a comedy of rebellion and justice in which Muggle-Wump, the monkey, races to
outwit Mr and Mrs Twit, two of most terrible and disgusting people ever to have lived. Playfulness and tricks
are more successful than following the rules in this classic Roald Dahl story, making it fantastically well
suited to the grotesque world of puppet theatre.

www.roalddahl.com.au

PORTLAND ARTS CENTRE
Monday 24 June, 6.30pm
Tuesday 25 June, 10:30am and 1pm

$15

50 minutes plus 10 minute Q&A
School age children

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Stardust & The Mission

Stardust & The Mission

Presented by The Space Company
Written by Joel Carnegie and Tom Molyneux
Directed by Tom Molyneux and James Jackson

Two stories about love, music and war and all the things that people leave behind.

Drama

For 25 years, a locked cupboard sat in a family garage. So what was inside?

A “Fighting Gunditjmara” man returns home from war only to be forced from his traditional
lands. What drove him to fight for a country that didn't even recognise him?

The Space Company presents a double bill of documentary theatre: ‘Stardust’ and ‘The Mission’, starring multi-award winning ABC presenter and performer, Joel Carnegie, and award winning actor, Tom Molyneux.

Two stories about love, music and war, and all the things that people leave behind...

PORTLAND ARTS CENTRE
Saturday 20 July, 7.30pm

$30 / $15 (Conc.)

120 minutes, includes 1 x 20 minute interval

Adult themes, occasional coarse language, smoke, scenes depicting war/violence. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander audience members are advised that this production contains images of deceased persons.

‘The Mission’ contains depictions of, and reference to, Indigenous people who have passed
away. It also describes confronting content in relation to the massacre, dispossession and
mistreatment of Indigenous peoples.

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Caruso to Carreras

Caruso to Carreras

Morning Music/ Evening Music

Caruso to Carreras – The Great Tenors…and their leading ladies. 100 years of spectacular tenor and soprano songs and arias from the legends of the stage - Caruso, Pavarotti, Lanza , Domingo, Carreras, Bocelli and many more.

Hit after Hit – Be my Love, O Solo Mio, Nessun Dorma, La Donna e Mobile, I’ll Walk With God, Bring Him Home, and including wonderful duets Strangers In Paradise, Loveliest Night Of The Year, Sun and Moon and more.

Starring tenor, Roy Best with international soprano Alison Jones. Compared by Christopher McKenna with Len Vorster at the piano.

PORTLAND ARTS CENTRE
Friday 2 August, 10:30am

$15

CASTERTON TOWN HALL
Friday 2 August, 7:30pm

$30 / $15 (Conc.)

80 minutes

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Practically Perfect - The Music of Julie Andrews

Practically Perfect

Presented by JTM Productions
Written and produced by Margaret Fisk

Morning Music

For generations she has graced the stage and screen, and is fondly remembered for being Maria in The Sound of Music and of course, the wonderful nanny in Mary Poppins.

Now in one glorious stage production, Practically Perfect celebrates the life and music of the legendary
Dame Julie Andrews.

Featuring some of her best known songs from shows such as Mary Poppins, My Fair Lady, The Sound of Music, Victor Victoria and more, interwoven with stories of her life both on and off the stage, be taken on an all singing, all dancing journey from the West End to Broadway and onto Hollywood.

With beautiful costumes, extraordinary dancing together with some of the most memorable music ever written and sung, this is an exquisite musical tribute to a living legend which will thrill and delight audiences of all ages.

Starring Karla Hillam and her Leading Man, Jonathan Guthrie-Jones, Practically Perfect –The Music of Julie Andrews is, well simply practically perfect.

‘Another wonderful production brought to you by the team behind the blockbuster shows A Fine Romance: The Magic of Fred Astaire’, ‘Just a Couple of Song and Dance Men’ and ‘A Night in Vegas’

PORTLAND ARTS CENTRE
Monday 2 September, 10:30am

$15

60 minutes

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Flute & Harp

Flute & Harp

Melbourne Chamber Orchestra

Classical music

One of Mozart’s most loved works, the concerto for flute, harp & orchestra is pure elegance and
magic. Don’t miss this reunion of legendary Australian musicians Alice Giles and Prudence Davis,
who have performed this work together over decades. Includes music of CPE Bach, Haydn and
Nicholas Buc.

Performers: Alice Giles, harp; Prudence Davis, flute; Melbourne Chamber Orchestra

PORTLAND ARTS CENTRE
Tuesday 10 September, 7:30pm

Pop-Up Bar from 6:30pm
$35 / $15 (conc.)

2 hours, includes 20 minute interval
MCO advises parental judgment when bringing children under 10 years of age.

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Picasso and His Dog

Picasso and his Doh

Image by Pia Johnson

A Lemony S Puppet Theatre Production
Written and directed by Sarah Kriegler

Puppetry

Picasso and His Dog - for anyone who’s ever patted a dog or been moved by an artwork.

Picasso and His Dog is inspired by the true life story of Pablo Picasso and his sausage dog Lump. This delightful show celebrates the animals with whom we share our lives while exploring what it is to be creative and to create. Created by Lemony S Puppet Theatre, this work is an inventive mix of live art-making on-stage, puppetry and magic realism. Picasso and His Dog is about how the animals in our lives can inspire us to be excellent humans (and artists).

PORTLAND ARTS CENTRE
Friday 13 September, 6:30pm

$15

55 minutes. No interval.
4+

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FoRT

FoRT

Spectacular acrobatics and poetic visual imagery, celebrating imagination and adventure

Physical Theatre

Have you ever built a… FoRT? A show for cubby creators and den dwellers.

Asking for Trouble presents FoRT a circus/physical theatre production, which delves into the art of play and the creation of worlds from everyday objects.

Two strange characters appear hunting for whispers of adventure. In a series of vignettes a couch, table, cushions, sheets and broomsticks transform into rockets, trampolines, cliffs and tents places to explore.
Images appear and disappear. FoRT is full of ridiculous clowning, spectacular acrobatics, poetic visual imagery and celebrates the kind of creative genius that has been known to turn lounge rooms into volcanoes, trees into castles and cardboard boxes into racing cars.

PORTLAND ARTS CENTRE
Wednesday 9 October, 6:30pm

$15

50 Minutes
4 to 12 years

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Possum Magic

Possum Magic

Presented by Monkey Baa Theatre Company
Based on the book by Mem Fox and Julie Vivas

A brand-new stage adaptation of a magical Australian classic.

Children/Families

For over 30 years Mem Fox’s Possum Magic has captivated and enchanted young people. Joined
by an extraordinary creative team Monkey Baa is thrilled to be presenting a brand-new stage adaptation of this magical Australian classic.

PORTLAND ARTS CENTRE
Friday 8 November, 10:30am, 1.00pm and 6:30pm

$15

50 minutes
3 to 8 years

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