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Friday 26 August 2016
Arts Theatre

all hail bobbie-jean: stunning new performance

Meg Ham
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If you’re anything like me when it comes to talking 16th Century monarchs, I’m sure we’re all familiar with the glorified images provided to us by Hollywood and the likes. I just assume there’s a lot of velvet and feasting going on, mixed in with a whole bunch of inequality towards all minorities, specifically women….
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Friday 19 August 2016
Arts Comedy Theatre

sharply pointed objects

Isobel Marmion
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Two weeks ago I got my first tattoo. When my dad found out, he asked if I was drunk, very loudly, down the phone. ‘I’m pretty sure it’s illegal to tattoo drunk people, Dad.’ Honestly, we’re British, so naturally, even though I know that my dad doesn’t like tattoos, I assumed that he’d just never…
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Thursday 18 August 2016
Arts Comedy Theatre

pink flappy bits: review

Emily Holding
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Cabaret’s roots date back to the 1880s when bohemian poets, artists and composers would gather in French saloons to share creative ideas. It developed into a style of alcohol-infused risqué musical performance, notoriously characterised by improvisation, audience interactivity and small, intimate venues. In 2016, performers Tara Dowler and Louise Mapleston infuse cabaret, musical comedy and…
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Thursday 30 June 2016
Arts Comedy Theatre

mother’s ruin: review

Amy Nicholls-Diver
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Mother’s Ruin: A Cabaret about Gin is a riotous journey through the history of gin and its associations with the most scandalous of women. Once the scourge of the masses, now drink du jour, gin is an unlikely but surprisingly entertaining topic for a cabaret. Performed by Maeve Marsden and Libby Wood, under the direction…
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Thursday 23 June 2016
Arts Theatre

first world white girls: review

Amy Nicholls-Diver
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#FirstWorldWhiteGirls is a light-hearted cabaret that satirises that special group of people who live for hashtags, Tiffany’s, and fifteen minutes of fame. Brisbanites Judy Hainsworth and Kaitlin Oliver Parker have brought their #totallyOTT characters Tiffany and Kendall to Melbourne as part of the Melbourne Cabaret Festival. The characters (a trust fund princess and Anna Nicole…
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Friday 10 June 2016
Arts Theatre

q&a with maeve marsden and libby wood

Amy Nicholls-Diver
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  Maeve Marsden and Libby Wood, known to cabaret and comedy fans as one half of the incomparable Lady Sings it Better, are returning to Melbourne with another fabulous show – ‘Mother’s Ruin: A Cabaret about Gin.’ A sprawling, rambunctious history of gin and its close association with undesirable women, ‘Mother’s Ruin’ moves from misery…
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Monday 18 April 2016
Arts Theatre

lady sings it better: review

Karen Liu
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Lady Sings It Better is a four women cabaret group performing at this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival with their show Here to Save the World. Maeve Marsden, Libby Wood, Annaliese Szota and Fiona Pearson bring with it a fresh and raucously hilarious perspective on the way the current discussion of feminism is framed in…
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Friday 31 July 2015
Arts Theatre

susie mccann: interview

Bridget Conway
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  Lip is giving away a double pass to see Susie McCann perform her self-devised cabaret show Bogan Bombshell – Janeen from Clarinda, on Friday 7th August at the Beaumaris Theatre in Melbourne. For your chance to win, simply email art@lipmag.com with the subject line ‘Susie McCann: Interview’ by 12pm on Friday 7th August.  Check out my interview…
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Wednesday 29 July 2015
Arts Comedy Theatre

the desperettes: a lady’s guide to the art of being a wingman

Clara Borg
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Unlucky in love? Ever wanted to learn the tips and tricks to the art of seduction? Have you grown tired of leaving the club alone, surrounded by hordes of people who all seem to be getting lucky, with you left watching on from the sidelines? Ever wished you had a foolproof method of acquiring—and keeping—company…
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Friday 5 June 2015
Arts Theatre

tales of a time travelling songstress: review

Theertha Muralidhar
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Bobbie-Jean sends the audience plummeting head-first into a time warp, with her enchanting debut cabaret Tales of a Time Travelling Songstress, which was showcased at The Butterfly Club last weekend. This talented cabaret artist is responsible for writing and producing the play as well. I travelled through a decade-spanning journey interweaving love stories, lovely songs, heart breaks, dances…
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Friday 22 May 2015
Arts Theatre

tales of a time-travelling songstress: interview with bobbie-jean henning

Bridget Conway
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Music theatre graduate Bobbie-Jean Henning is bringing her debut cabaret show Tales of a Time-Travelling Songstress to Melbourne’s The Butterfly Club on the 27th-31st of May. I caught up with her before her five-night long trip down musical theatre lane, and found out what makes this talented lady tick. What inspired you to study musical…
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Tuesday 19 May 2015
Arts Comedy Theatre

adult fairy party: review

Theertha Muralidhar
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A children’s party for adults. What better way to evoke your inner child than by dressing up in glitter and flocculent wings! The Adult Fairy Party, a comical cabaret hosted at the The Butterfly Club in Melbourne, contrasts the stark reality of adulthood to childhood dreams and fantasies. By engaging the audience in an array…
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Sunday 17 May 2015
Arts Comedy Theatre

natasha york: interview

Bridget Conway
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Let’s face it, we all want to relive the magical moments of our youth; the times when we thought we’d all grow up to be a fairy princess. Alas, real life comes crashing down and reality sets in faster than you can say ‘help, I don’t want to grow up!’ But what if you could…
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Wednesday 6 May 2015
Arts Comedy Theatre

feminerd the cabaret: review

Tiana Osborne
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I declared myself a nerd when I was only young, discovering the wonders of sci-fi, the exhilarating breathlessness of awesome adventures, but also the heartbreak of discrimination within nerd culture. So when I heard about a one woman show focusing on the feminist fight of us nerds, of course I was interested. Feminerd: The Cabaret,…
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