Tag: Melbourne Comedy festival 2010

THE RISE & FALL OF KITTY BANG: Melbourne Comedy Festival

Hello Kitty!

Let the fur and feathers fly!

After a sell-out preview season, the indefatigible and hilarious Kitty Bang is bringing her show back for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.   With Rowland Brache at the keyboard, Andy Allardice on guitar, and burlesque comedian Kate Boston-Smith at her wonderful quirky best, The Rise and Fall of Kitty Bang will be sequining up the stage at the aptly named Tony Starr’s Kitten Club!

We’re looking forward to another season of full houses, fan-dancing, and feathery fun – aren’t we, Kitty?

Tony Starr’s Kitten Club
267 Little Collins St

8.00pm Wed   24 March
8.00pm Thurs 25 March
8.00pm Sun   28 March

6:30pm Tues  6 April
6:30pm Wed   7 April

Order of Melbourne
401 Swanston St

6:30pm Thurs 8 April

Final Show:

Open Studio
204 High St, Northcote

8.00pm Fri  16 April

ALL TICKETS $15/$12 at the door or Ticketmaster 1300 660 013

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Hey Baby!

Our favourite yummy mummy of cabaret, the beautiful Lizzie Matjacic, has just become a mum again!   She gave birth last month to a gorgeous baby girl called Isobel, and little Benjamin (the inspiration for Lizzie’s cabaret From Here To Maternity) now has a new sister.   While we’ll be missing her treading the boards for a little while, Lizzie has always said her greatest role is being a mum – and we know she’s a star at that too!

In the Winner’s Circle

Stunning young singer/songwriter Tom Dickins continues to go from strength to strength!   From winning the Encouragement Award for Short+Sweet Cabaret 2008 and completing the Creating Solo cabaret course, Tom created his cabaret show “Where Was I?” that enjoyed several Melbourne seasons including headlining at The Butterfly Club for the Fringe Festival in 2009.  

 This was followed by a tour in the US with fellow artist Jennifer Kingwell, their formation of The Jane Austen Argument that has been performing recently as the support act for gigs with Amanda Palmer, and culminated with a season in Adelaide Fringe.   Where was I? – oh yes, Tom and Jennifer promptly won the award for Best Cabaret at Adelaide Fringe 2010!   Congrats, Tom!

Chickening Out…

Stand-up comedian and recent cabaret course graduate Christine Moffat will be making feathers fly for the Melbourne Comedy festival this week.   She’s playing a romantic hen in the Australia premiere of the weird and wonderful Serenade by award-winning Polish playwright Slawomir Mrozek.   In the tradition of Theatre of the Absurd, this parable about today’s cannibalistic social order is sure to see Christine really – well, playing chicken!