Aunty Donna

Broden Kelly, Zachary Ruane and Mark Samual Bonanno are idiotic, testosterone-driven and the fact remains, undeniably smart in creating worlds of parody. 

Bec Hill in... Ellipsis

When asked for a title for her show Bec Hill didn’t have any idea what it would be about. Fair enough. It’s hard work coming up with something fresh material every season let alone a title.

It Takes All Sorts | Felicity Ann

It’s the Fringe. Comedy madness everywhere. So when Felicity Ann appears as a flight attendant complete with a set of aeroplane seats announcing take-off you would expect nothing less than a laugh-out-loud bumpy ride through comic heights. 

Notoriously Yours | Five Point One

The poster pretty much says it all. The Casablance-esque forewarns of unrequited love and in this noir-style thriller the stage is set: who is stalking who and what happens when you fall in (and in love) with the world of espionage.

Double Tribute | Nick Coyle

Nick Coyle suffers from low self-esteem. At least that’s what the recording of his voice (that he has prepared in advance) leads us to believe – as we watch him toss aside pair after pair after pair… of novelty glasses. And a black veil.

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