Premier production co-produced with
Queensland Theatre Company
Following a critically acclaimed season at the Edinburgh Fringe 2011, and tour of Japan in 2012, this clowning tour de force is touring Queensland and New South Wales during June and July.
24–26 June, State Library of Queensland
4 & 5 July, Jetty Memorial Theatre Coffs Harbour
8 & 9 July, Zenith Theatre, Chatswood, Sydney
10–12 July Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre
A couple of clowns have rushed to town to see the grand circus parade! They find the best spot, right next to the big red clock, the parade will arrive at three o’clock on the dot! They sit, they wait, they get bored, they get hungry … until their imaginations take over and waiting becomes a game! They dine on food that appears out of thin air, use simple items to create amazing new worlds and discover an entire universe inside a hat!
Hurry Up And Wait is a unique blend of Buster Keaton and Samuel Beckett loaded with exquisite physical comedy. This clown duo (Liz Skitch and Clint Bolster) provoke extreme emotional highs and lows as their interminable wait unfolds.
Suitable for 3 – 10 year olds
“It really is a true indication of the quality of a show when the audience, children and parents alike, are in constant fits of laughter.” – Fringe Review, Edinburgh
“Two hugely talented performers” – Broadway Baby, Edinburgh
“A magical show, sure to captivate audiences of all ages” – Primary Times, Edinburgh
“It was the best show ever. I liked the part where Tally and Shorty had an ice-cream shower.”
– Vivian Lu, age 6, MacGregor State School, Brisbane
An intimately revealing comic cabaret with the acclaimed Liz Skitch. Touring throughout Queensland in late 2013 with ArTour.
“It’s like she’s working magic on the audience.” - The Pun, Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Wearing nothing but heels, fishnets and a strategically placed accordion, no one is safe in this tell-all tale of Liz’s extraordinary life. With “sugar-coated viciousness” (DB Magazine) she tackles ex-boyfriends, her mum, empty headed teenage girls, banal tourists, babies and baboons.
Dripping with double entendre Skitch Tease has a rollicking old vaudeville feel; it’s naughty but nice - Marilyn Monroe meets Judith Lucy with a pinch of Jerry Lewis.
Skitch Tease is a fast-paced accordion accompanied blend of songs, stories and sensational punch lines.
Skitch Tease premiered at the 2010 Adelaide Fringe Festival and has since wowed audiences at The Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, and in the UK at Brighton Fringe Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Glastonbury Festival.
“Flirty fun which squeezes your funny bone in all the right places.”
- Edinburgh Spotlight
“Hilarious songs, involving comedy and a cabaret turn to die for, make Liz Skitch’s hour pass in a flash. Her burlesque-style routine is the big selling point, but she has depth in both delivery and material.”
- The Stage, Edinburgh
“Laced with punchy one-liners and witty stories and songs that target anything and everything.”
- The Advertiser
“Guilt laden laughter remains with you well after the show, the dark pall of her cheeky accordion ringing in your ears.”
- DB Magazine
"As original as it is Aboriginal" - Time Off
Chasing the Lollyman is a one man show starring one of Queensland’s most dynamic and funny Indigenous performers, Mark Sheppard. It is a joyous sharing of stories, a celebration of urban Indigenous identity and takes a satirical look at the media and popular culture. Playing a variety of characters, weaving stand up with storytelling and clown, Mark pokes fun at everything from Neighbours (what would it be like if a Murri family moved into Ramsey Street) to politics.
Chasing the Lollyman premiered at the Sue Benner Theatre, Metro Arts in 2010. It has gone on to tour Queensland (twice!), sellout seasons at La Mama Theatre (Melbourne) and The Dreaming Festival (Woodford), a season at HotHouse Theatre (Albury Wodonga) and a national tour in 2012 (Playing Australia).
Chasing the Lollyman was directed by and devised with Liz Skitch and was originally developed in association with the kuril dhagan centre, State Library of Queensland and supported by Arts Queensland.
"An affable and winning actor, Sheppard’s picaresque offering is as original as it is Aboriginal, taking a light-hearted but surprisingly deep and personal look at Murri culture within a sketch framework, drawing on his own childhood in Mareeba among the Muluridgi mob."
- Baz McAlister, Time Off Magazine, 2010 [Read full review transcript]
Paris is home to The Moulin Rouge but Melbourne prefers her cheeky little sister, The Moulin Beige. Blending burlesque, comedy and cabaret, this fast paced vaudeville night will leave you feeling delightfully debased. Where the comic punch is spiked, your host is hilarious and the dancers are drowning in sequins. The Moulin Beige plays host to both world-class variety acts and Melbourne’s most quirky and original local comic performers delivering their favorite routines, polished or tarnished, for your viewing pleasure.
Hosted by debase’s hilarious comic accordionist Liz Skitch, special guests include, absurdist clown Daniel Oldaker, quirky songstress Anna Anastasia, burlesque beauties Poppy Cherry & Bijoux, Hula Hoopist Clara Cupcakes, vaudevillian Rod Lara and The Oddeties, contortionist Ruby Rubberlegs, Brisbane’s Bridget Boyle, Bart Freebairn, Ventriloquist Sarah Jones, T. H. Beauman, Johnny Danger, Cabaret Brass Bear Dirk Hoult and some of Melbourne’s freshest and finest standups.
“Outstanding Comedy Cabaret” - Time Out
WHEN: 3rd Thursday of every month, 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start
arrive early to secure a seat or a pouf.
WHERE: The Burlesque Bar, 42 Johnston St, Fitzroy, Melbourne
TICKETS: $20, $15