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Saturday
Sep272014

Miss Itchy's Lazy Susan - 3.

Look, we don't wanna brag, but THIS happened tonight.  BUY TIX HERE! 

Friday
Sep262014

Miss Itchy's Lazy Susan - 2.

Show Two! #MissItchysLazySusan #TuxedoCat#Fringe did you miss Nath Valvo riding Gerda and Candy-Girl like Aladdin's Carpet while he and Scott Brennan sang, A Whole New World - then Scott pashed Candy-Girl's leg?  Did you miss that? Bet you feel awful... make up for it by checking out TONIGHT'S SHOW! 

photo: Joe Murray

Thursday
Sep252014

Miss Itchy's Lazy Susan - 1.

BRING IT!

Tuesday
Sep232014

Miss Itchy's Lazy Susan

New Show! New Cast! NEW SUSANS!  This Melbourne Fringe, we're delighted to play with the frilly Scott Brennan, the Fabulous Adam Richard and a let it be known, we are chock-a-block full of Susans!  BOOK NOW! 

 

here's a sneaky peaky...

 

Wednesday
May282014

MICF Recap - Coming Up For Air

A recap. Not when you get a new hat, but a look back. Back to last month. What happened there?!

FIRST - we can not move a word further without giving our undying love and thanks to wickedly delightful, Jennifer Wong. She was our Sophie and Emoji. And she was perfect! Thanks for making us one of your THREE shows!

Tim. The very Reverand Dr Tim Harris is and has always been our 3rd Itchy nipple. He makes us be better than we are and we're SO lucky he still wants to play with us - after all we've done to/with/at him over the last TWENTY years. Thanks Tim. Holy shit, thanks!  

Jacq, our tech. What a friggen GIFT she was! Flawless, you answered our wishes! Zillah. Sarah. Jo. Susan. Gideon. TONY! etc etc etc...

Our first festival back in - we had been saying, 12 years but then it dawned on us - it's been 14 years! Utterly ridiculous, right? Right!

Now, here we found ourselves back. Back in a sinking pile of financial debt, surrounded by complicated and hilarious props and a truck FULL of sets and equipment.

By all accounts, it should have had 'disaster' written ALL over it. In misshapen, poorly spelled words. Miss CandyGirl's keeper (me) broke her arm the Saturday before opening night, which meant amongst other things, I couldn't drive myself in to the city, or put on my wig or carry anything heavier than a perfectly balanced bread bag!  Both Linda and my income streams had slowed to a trickle. One of our cast members lived interstate and wasn't available for on the spot rehearsing and our 3rd Itchy had a life and other jobs of his own to maintain throughout the madness. Oh plus, his beautiful mother passed away right at the beginning of the 2nd week of shows.

We'd built a set to the dimensions of the plans we'd been given - but one of us was wrong! We had a very technically involved show with lots of  cues and clips and interactive pieces - the drive of the show depending heavily on an acutely competent tech.  Our preferred time slot - which we'd cleverly chosen because we thought we'd not be fighting too heavily with other acts for an audience was suddenly absolutely chock-a-block with choices! 11 shows at 11pm?! What the merry frig were you thinking, Margaret? 

So - how was it?

It was exactly a STUPID amount of fun. Exhausting, emotionally complex and brimming to the tippy top with FUN. We fought for an audience. Most nights, losing badly! heh We're abundantly grateful to everyone who DID attend. Our new legion of beautiful Twinks and our long standing, loyal Bears. And blessed be those who stumbled in on a whim. For those of you who didn't walk out - we love you! 

Also, we remain eternally grateful to our parade of wonderful interview subjects or, Fucken Cunts In A Cage participants. You were all cuntariffic! 

The incredible beard that is, Dave Callan. Beautiful Joel Creasy. The totes fun, Sam "Bullshit" Petersen. Bev Killick (who was sitting in the audience, unprepared - but filled in admirably for Lawrence Mooney who sat up the back our room as long as he could then raced off to a conflicting gig). The thrice throned, Fabulous Adam Richard. Duck lover, Kate McLennan. The ridiculously fun, Nath Valvo. The exquisite bone structure of Rhys Nicholson. And audience member Luke - who filled in for Anthony Morgan who was detained at another gig but did turn up after the show to watch us get changed. :-) And we finished festival off with the insanely talented Wes Snelling's aunt, Tina del Twiste. Our previous partner in crime and darling bud, Fiona O'Loughlin and if you're trying to think of THE perfect end to ANY festival - then you're going to want to get yourself some of the utterly amazing, Sam Simmons. 

All of that, up there. THAT is as much fun as you can ever expect to have with your best friend in a stinky taffeta frock and tight wig. Are we doing it again? Bet your stash of hair pins we are!

For now - Fringe Festival next. September. We'll run in some new stuff, say goodbye to some old. I'll try not to break any of my limbs and we've already secured ourselves a more respectable timeslot!

Stay tuned!!

Mince off of Itchy xx

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