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The Saturday Experiment: by The Big HOO-HAA! Melbourne
Expect fresh formats, brand new plot twists, and radical comedic one-liners, songs and laughs – all delivered in one action-packed hour by a who’s who cast of Melbourne’s best comedic talent.
Saturday Piano Bar
Every Saturday night from 10pm come join us and our most wonderful host for a night of singing and merriment in the free Saturday Piano Bar.
No solos, no microphones, no auditions, and no show ponies – just a big group sing of some of the best pop music on the planet.
Wickedly fun Burlesque Life Drawing on Tuesdays.
The Big HOO-HAA!
Fast, furious and funny, The Big HOO-HAA! is Melbourne's longest-running and best-loved weekly impro comedy show. This is a popular show in a tiny theatre: book ahead.
Our weekly piano bar featuring some of Melbourne's best entertainers. Did we mention it's every Friday?
Starting in December
The Return of Grazie Fibonacci
A collision of everyday life, pop culture and the surreal, this is a solo sketch comedy with heart, soul and a little afterlife.
Issue 1. The Improvised Superhero Movie
A talented cast of improvisers will bring into existence an Improvised Superhero Movie before your very eyes, no matter what universe it exists in.
Best of Creatures
Picked Last For Sport presents a night full of the best songs from their hit cabarets Creatures of the Night, Creatures of the Deep and Creatures Lost.
Five finalists present 10-minute snippets of their self-devised cabarets.
Mozart & Salieri
Myth or murder? Did the composer Antonio Salieri murder his friend and colleague Wolfgang Mozart, or is it just an urban legend for conspiracy buffs?
Tash York: Friends with Benefits
Melbourne’s favourite cabaret wineo Tash York and her very good Friends take you through a night of stories, songs and stripping – without being too emotionally involved.
The Book Club
An absurdist comedy that includes songs, dances and original music.
Dolly Diamond’s Christmas Party
It’s a Christmas cabaret for the whole family, except the children, definitely don’t bring the children.
Murder Village: An Improvised Whodunnit
Step into the world of a classic English murder mystery, complete with mysterious characters, devilish red herrings, clever clues, and an amateur sleuth always on hand to outsmart local law officials and solve the case themselves.
Starting in January
Mia Romero, a San Francisco actress and producer, brings her latest piece to Melbourne for two nights only.
Whether you’ve been to a million ‘Indian weddings’ or will never be invited to one, you won’t want to miss this one!
Dil & Do – Season 1
An original and hilarious show; bringing together acting and puppet object theatre through little stories.
Fusing a modern take on poetry with an original supporting music score, whip-cracking with energy and dark humour, Imogen Stirling unsettles order to encourage change.
The Boy I Paid For
Socially awkward Keith (Jake Matricardi) hires beautiful escort Beau (Jonny Kinnear) for an evening of companionship one Christmas Eve. However, Beau has never had a client quite like Keith before.
Love by the Hour
Ivy Blue: Broken Blue Skies Live! Tour
Autistic musician Ivy Blue will be visiting Melbourne for the first time ever to tell stories about growing up in a country town and finding a love for music while battling autism, ADHD, and mental health.
Whoop Dee Doo: Another Late Night Review
With a rotating cast of some of the finest variety performers Midsumma has to offer, fill your night with award winners, awe-inspirers, the weird, the wonderful and the beautiful.
Dahlin! It’s The Jeanne Little Show
A wild and zany look back at the life one of Australia’s most loved entertainers - Jeanne Little.
A wickedly funny, playful woman overshares her cheeky tales of being a single woman and the consequential stomach ache of overindulging in an all you can eat buffet of boys.
Dean Arcuri is Yours Sincerely
With musical hits from the past, find out why it wasn’t all fun and games, but life was still a party!
Starting in February
How Gay Am I?
“Sunanda is such a funny and magnetic performer with such a unique, commanding comedic voice – check out (her show) if you want to see someone on the precipice of big things.” - Lucia Aniello, Director/Writer, Broad City, Rough Night (2017)
Confetti: Pretty, but a bit of a mess
With more pop than a freshly opened Pringles packet, Ashy Rose will take her audience back to the days of using their hairbrush as a microphone.
Amore e Morte
A tale of love and hardship, a deep bond broken by unperceived circumstance.
Elaine Miller, comedian, physiotherapist, mother of three and recovered incontinent says #laughdontleak!
The Mix Tape Club
A black comedy/horror that deconstructs patriarchy, gas lighting and the fine art of the Mix Tape.
Emma Algeri plays 5 comical characters in this love escapade, singing musical theatre and pop classics.
Will this be Cupid’s last Valentines day?
Marlene Dietrich: Perfect Illusion
Most of us know something about her. The glamour, the gaze, the voice. The many lovers. The ambiguous sexuality. All true.
The Commonwealth of Kekistan
All these people, all these perspectives, it goes around in circles, and it all leads to one thing—someone dies.
Starting in March
Unleash the beast / La bête de scène
The beast begins with nothing.
The beast is aware of everything.
The beast is free.
(British slang, said of a person) Inclined to talk loudly, frequently and in a blunt or opinionated way.
Bathsheba: Queen of Hollywood
Bathsheba - a witch and not-yet-apprehended serial killer - is an optimistic (albeit unstable) aspiring starlet who moves to Los Angeles in the hopes of becoming a big, big star.
Scary Goats Tour
A new Australian comedy-horror written by Chloe Towan. You’ll laugh… you’ll scream… and you’ll learn some fun facts about goats!
Anna Nicholson: Get Happy
Meet Anna's characters; a vicar with a rival, a social media influencer, a retreat-running hippy and a feisty granny. What do they all have in common? They all want to Get Happy!
Sri Lankan Fireteam: The Power of Song
An original comedy-musical that answers the age-old question – can you fight fire with fire? Probably no.
Nadia Collins: The Bride
Fun, immersive and darkly funny, it’s absurd, idiotic physical comedy at its finest.
AJ Holmes: Yeah, But Not Right Now
Following a sell-out run at Edinburgh Fringe, actor, writer, and composer AJ Holmes makes his Australian solo debut with a one-man musical!
Jordan Barr is taking all those awkward cringe worthy moments that we all share, and celebrating them. It’s a little gross, it’s a little weird and it’s very camp.
Anna Piper Scott: Queer & Present Danger
Anna Piper Scott is one of Australia’s most exciting stand up comedians. She’s an aggressive, charming, and fabulous trans woman with talent to spare.
A magician never reveals their secrets. But we will. We will tell you EVERYTHING.
Dump Him! The Game Show
Hosted by Anna Piper Scott, each week she will take two teams through the hellish landscape of modern dating. Featuring team captains Patrick Collins and Alice Tovey.
A playfully ridiculous and ridiculously playful romp through Italy; it’s an idiot’s homage to the Mediterranean country of art, cuisine, history, and culture.
Welcome to Malcolm and Muchka’s super-happy-happy-fun-happy-hour-happy.
Innes Lloyd - Mina Harker: Monster Doctor
Someone is using monsters to find the secret for eternal life. The only person who can stop them: MINA HARKER, MONSTER DOCTOR.
Fresh and Fruity
The most ap-peel-ing physical comedians from around the Fringe Fruitbowl are challenged to perform only fruit-themed comedy in a jam- packed one hour show.
Starting in April
Alice Tovey: Doggo
Musical comedy, experimental performance, burlesque and immersive theatre to create an hour of pop bangers, sketch and sizzling satire that will leave audiences begging for more.
I made my bed, you lie in it.
Queenie Bon Bon's blend of theatre, storytelling and comedy is brilliant, timely and hilarious.
You'll believe a man can jive! Groovyman is a family-friendly superhero comedy set in the last days of disco.
A Streetcar Named Hot Tin Menagerie
Improv Theatre Sydney creates a new one-act play live onstage every night, in a cheeky tribute to the much-loved plays of the great American playwright Tennessee Williams.
Boss Octopus – Sketch Comedy
Patrick Collins – Mime Sheriff
A Mime’s work is never done. A Sheriff’s work is never done. Patrick is the worlds first Mime Sheriff and this town ain’t big enough for props.
1980s Depression: The Musical
Jacinta Gregory is a musical comedienne who is obsessed with all things 80s - Cyndi Lauper, dirty dancing, the Berlin wall.
The Subtle Art of Modern Dating
Katie O’ Connor is a modern dating expert, here to guide you through the complicated world of modern dating and casual sex in a quest for true love… Or someone who won’t ghost you after two weeks.
Melissa McGlensey is tackling the dumpster fire of daily news from her home country in the only way she knows how – through comedy.
Welcome to Hell
Satan and his bevy of tour guides are inducting the newly-dead (you) into Hell. In this partly-improvised comedy sketch show, your guides will make you squirm as they reveal what life’s like in hell.
Jofus and the Plank
Meet Jofus: fast quipping, story spinning, absurd miming extraordinaire. Part Marcel Marceau, part Looney Tunes, and armed with nothing but a plank of wood.
From social rules to strapless bras; pre-date rituals to reproductive freedom, Lauren examines the new rules of how to be likeable in 2020.
Andrew McClelland: A Modern Gilbert & Sullivan Musical
This contemporary and loving spin on the ridiculous plot and musical cliches of G&S will tell the tale of a lovelorn corporate law-firm IT department seeking unlikely glory in their inter-firm football competition.
Why Am I Still Single?
Beth’s real hot, heaps smart, pretty funny, and can do the sex good. Yet somehow, she’s still single. What gives?
What's That Smell?
Combining comedy and burlesque, strap in and on for a series of sketch(y) routines that will be sure to make you confusingly horny.
Starting in June
It's A Man's World
A collection of songs made famous by men, brought to you through the voices of two heavenly angels, Kate and Hannah.