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Funny Music Mondays

Comedy rock duo PickUp hosts a new line-up every week. Entry is free and if it’s funny and it’s musical; it’s here.

NEXT ON TOMORROW 7:00 PM
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Glee

Glee Club

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.

NEXT ON TUE 27 AUG 6:30 PM
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Straws

Drawing Straws

Wickedly fun Burlesque Life Drawing on Tuesdays.

NEXT ON TUE 27 AUG 7:30 PM
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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.

NEXT ON FRI 30 AUG 8:00 PM
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Fab Fridays

Our weekly piano bar featuring some of Melbourne's best entertainers. Did we mention it's every Friday?

NEXT ON FRI 30 AUG 10:30 PM
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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.

NEXT ON SAT 31 AUG 10:00 PM
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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.

NEXT ON SAT 05 OCT 8:30 PM
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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.

NEXT ON SAT 26 OCT 8:30 PM
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Starting in August

Consistency

Consistency is Key: A Story of Redemption

Morgan has consistently come second her whole life.
With the help of her new coach, she is coming out of retirement one last time to ace the ‘Cali-criteria’ and​ finally​ win that career defining glass trophy!

NEXT ON TOMORROW 7:00 PM
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Further Tales of a Catastrophist

Following her return to the stage last year, Katie Cullinan, self-confessed over thinker, stressor and worrier has decided to share more of her “catastrophisms”.

NEXT ON TOMORROW 8:30 PM
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Peter the Painter

Peter’s an ordinary hard working aussie bloke; a funny bastard.
Peter’s story is raw, confronting and bloody hilarious.

NEXT ON FRI 30 AUG 5:30 PM
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Starting in September

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Conor Fenelon: Conflicted

With his trademark love-able irreverent style Conor Fenelon - Comedian riffs on dating, social anxiety and substance abuse in his edgy new show.

NEXT ON THU 05 SEP 7:00 PM
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Furfur the Ragged

A former folk hero, fleeing from the people he once served, lays bare his many tales before his avian travelling companion.

NEXT ON MON 09 SEP 5:30 PM
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The Critic

Fast, fierce and funny; The Critic is an incisive look into the world of theatre, criticism and just how worthwhile our opinions actually are.

NEXT ON MON 09 SEP 5:30 PM
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Confessions from the Bell Jar

A musical journey through the life and work of Sylvia Plath and her influence on a contemporary gay man’s own struggles with depression and social isolation.

NEXT ON MON 09 SEP 7:00 PM
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Flicker

When they’re together, they each hate the other. When they’re apart, they miss them. John and India are in a “Flicker Relationship”

NEXT ON MON 09 SEP 7:00 PM
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Ginger and Tonic: Gays of our Lives

Acclaimed a cappella girl gang Ginger and Tonic are putting their signature spin on a glittery canon of iconic hits.

NEXT ON MON 09 SEP 8:30 PM
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She'll Be Right: A Tradie Cabaret

Russel 'Rusty' Bell isn't your typical tradie. Every day he's fangin' out jobs left, right and centre. Yet, underneath his Hi-Vis exterior beats the heart of a broadway star.

NEXT ON MON 09 SEP 8:30 PM
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How Gay Am I?

A multimedia, multiple character solo show with storytelling, comedy, singing and dancing that will send you home Gay, gay-ranteed!

NEXT ON MON 09 SEP 10:00 PM
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The Subtle Art of Online Dating

An hour of sketch comedy packed full of swiping, snacking and pick up lines so bad, you’ll wish you swiped left!

NEXT ON MON 09 SEP 10:00 PM
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Tuck Shop Ladies – All rhyme, no reason

Ever wondered why there are no baby pigeons? Bought something dodgy on the internet lately? Tuck Shop Ladies explore these, and a few other of life’s pertinent issues, with nothing but a couple of ukuleles, three chords, and the truth.

NEXT ON THU 12 SEP 10:00 PM
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Passionate Machine

Rosy Carrick has to build a time machine – because her future self has already done so and is now stuck 100 years in the past…

NEXT ON MON 16 SEP 5:15 PM
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Temporary

Created on the clock behind a real reception desk, Temporary reveals endless humour in the mundane 9- to-5.

NEXT ON MON 16 SEP 5:30 PM
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ONOMATOPOEIA!

A new musical comedy about superheroes struggling to keep their secret identities secret.

NEXT ON MON 16 SEP 7:00 PM
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Creatures Lost

A cabaret about animals that have been driven to extinction and those on the verge of extinction.

NEXT ON MON 16 SEP 7:00 PM
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The Living Room

A Comedy of Grief.
An absurd and physical jaunt brimming with existential phone calls, impaired dancing and the love of a goldfish.

NEXT ON MON 16 SEP 8:30 PM
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Anna Piper Scott: Queer and Present Danger

An empowering comedy show all about debunking trans myths, the blunt truths about queer life and how to go through puberty two separate times.

NEXT ON MON 16 SEP 8:30 PM
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What's That Smell?

Go on an adventure with your favourite stupid and sexy duo, Slinky & Kinky Malinki.

NEXT ON MON 16 SEP 10:00 PM
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I Was Birthed From An Egg In A Crater On Uranus

Trying her extraterrestrial best to blend in, follow this martian misfit as she navigates the perils of conformity and probes what it means to be human.

NEXT ON MON 16 SEP 10:00 PM
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Billy vs the Internet

A comedic tale of one man's quest for online superstardom

NEXT ON MON 23 SEP 5:30 PM
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The Will To Be

A one-man show exploring homosexuality, shame and legacy in 1960s Australia, supported by the words of William Shakespeare.

NEXT ON MON 23 SEP 7:00 PM
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Boss Octopus: Sketch Comedy

A show 65 million years in the making (that may have nothing to do with dinosaurs, zombies, or love).

NEXT ON MON 23 SEP 7:00 PM
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Artemis: Utter Mess

A one-hour, one-enby musical comedy about having too many adjectives.

NEXT ON MON 23 SEP 8:30 PM
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Devil Woman

Starring powerhouse performance artist Clare Elizabeth Dea, her courage, original songs and electric storytelling will captivate, entertain and inspire you.

NEXT ON MON 23 SEP 8:30 PM
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Cousin Tara's Intervention Variety Hour

Join Cousin Tara and special guest every night for a raging hour of eclectic cabaret, brilliant comedy and original music.

NEXT ON MON 23 SEP 10:00 PM
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Mime Consultant

Patrick Collins is Melbourne’s only bisexual/comedian/magician/mime but is happy to be proven wrong.

NEXT ON MON 23 SEP 10:00 PM
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I'm not even mad about it

Growing up in country Victoria with a truck driving step dad whose military parenting techniques made Luke long for the times where finger knitting and pressing flowers with nan were an afternoon treat.

NEXT ON MON 30 SEP 7:00 PM
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Death of the Soprano

Once upon a time, soprano singers used be cool, worshiped, adored. They were the Beyoncés of 1872. What... happened?

NEXT ON MON 30 SEP 8:30 PM
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Starting in October

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The Monster

After a hugely successful Adelaide Fringe debut Phillip Lee Curtis returns to The Butterfly Club in this one off exclusive!

NEXT ON THU 03 OCT 7:00 PM
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Innes Lloyd: Monty Python’s 50th Birthday Show

Innes Lloyd with the assistance of special musical guest Caleb Garfinkel will present a tribute to the famous sketches, catchy/naughty music and genius of Terry, John, Eric, Graham, Micheal and Terry

NEXT ON SAT 05 OCT 5:30 PM
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Love of my Life!

Soprano Ayşe Göknur Shanal will join forces with pianist Ashley Hribar to present an extraordinary evening of some of the most beautiful songs by Queen.

NEXT ON SAT 05 OCT 10:00 PM
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Starting Over (again...)

An exploration of the confusion, the AHA moments and general madness of dealing with our fellow humans.

NEXT ON MON 07 OCT 7:00 PM
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Relative Merits

One hour of sexy , funny and deeply moving moments starring two of the country’s most exiting young talents, Samuel Welsh and Isaac Broadbent.

NEXT ON MON 07 OCT 8:30 PM
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The Bloody Truth

A dark, honest, and hilarious confession of the humanity we hide with a witty, original and visceral score by Nicole Herreen

NEXT ON THU 10 OCT 7:00 PM
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The Lady of the Swamp

This is a musical. It is a true story. It involves theft, murder and corruption at the top of the new Australian bank and legal world.

NEXT ON MON 14 OCT 7:00 PM
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Daddy

A sharp two-hander by Kurt Pimblett that flips the script on gay masculinity, Boyfriend Twins, the Elektra Complex, and your hastily-deleted search history.

NEXT ON MON 14 OCT 8:30 PM
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One Life, One Love, One Direction

Meet Harrietta, a teenage girl in 2062 who travels back in time to learn how to be an ultimate fan girl from her grandmother, an old school One Direction fanatic

NEXT ON THU 17 OCT 7:00 PM
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Coming Through

A one woman poetry and dance fusion show written and choreographed by Irina Kuzminsky (aka Irinushka) to her own original musical settings.

NEXT ON MON 21 OCT 7:00 PM
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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.

NEXT ON THU 24 OCT 7:00 PM
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Twisted

NEXT ON MON 28 OCT 8:30 PM
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Starting in November

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Faraway Places

A musical celebration of the anthems, love songs and big band hits that shaped the first half of the 20th Century.

NEXT ON MON 04 NOV 7:00 PM
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Tash York: Winefulness

An hour of acknowledging and accepting one's feelings about getting older, practicing yoga hungover, owning cats and drinking wine without judgement.

NEXT ON MON 04 NOV 8:30 PM
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Four-Play

Four vignettes, exploring the lives of four people and how they’re all interconnected. The one thing they all have in common: sex!

NEXT ON MON 11 NOV 7:00 PM
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The Madwomen Monologues

The Madwomen are back for a ninth season of brilliant monologues showcasing the work of emerging writers.

NEXT ON MON 11 NOV 8:30 PM
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Anima

NEXT ON WED 13 NOV 7:00 PM
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The Fancy Man

Tom’s glowing career is in tatters. He’s moved back home and into his childhood bedroom. Middle-aged and mid-breakdown, his mind begins to unravel

NEXT ON MON 18 NOV 7:00 PM
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Into the Glade

Join us on a musical mystical journey into the forests of our dreams and desires.

NEXT ON WED 20 NOV 7:00 PM
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Her Hour Upon The Stage

This angsty feminist adaptation employs wit and sarcasm to examine the dark ideas within, and academic theory surrounding, one of Shakespeare’s most famous works.

NEXT ON WED 27 NOV 7:00 PM
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Broadway Obsessive Disorder

Come join Emily a life-time sufferer of this disease as she shares (and sings) through the highs & lows of this unknown problem.

NEXT ON WED 27 NOV 7:00 PM
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Starting in December

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Mozart & Salieri

Myth or murder? Did the composer Antonio Salieri murder his friend and colleague Wolfgang Mozart, or is it just an urban legend?

NEXT ON MON 02 DEC 7:00 PM
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Frankly Winehouse

Soaring through each brilliantly constructed, gin-soaked and smoky ditty Winehouse ever wrote, plus some killer covers, this cabaret paints a stunning portrait of Amy and revokes the spirit of an incredible artist the world lost too soon.

NEXT ON MON 09 DEC 7:00 PM
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Starting in February

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The Commonwealth of Kekistan

All these people, all these perspectives, it goes around in circles, and it all leads to one thing—someone dies.

NEXT ON MON 17 FEB 8:30 PM
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