Tribute acts have always had a bit of a stigma attached to them by some members of the public. While tribute artists make up a huge sub-section of the music industry, there are still some audiences who refuse to see a tribute show, as if attending a concert by such a performer is to somehow besmirch the reputation of the real artist they’re honouring.
Playing at the Comedy Theatre, Melbourne until March 26
The Play That Goes Wrong is genius. Pure and simple. Laugh out loud hilarious from start to finish, this increasingly frenetic British farce starts on a brilliant note and achieves the incredible feat of getting even more riotous as the play goes on (and goes very, very wrong).
A phenomenon since its 2012 debut on the West End, The Play That Goes Wrong is one of the hottest new stage comedies to appear in recent years. It’s about to debut on Broadway, and it’s also about to be unleashed on Aussie audiences, with this wild British farce beginning its Australian tour in Melbourne on February 22, before hitting the road and performing in Adelaide, Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane and Perth over the course of the next five months.
The Play That Goes Wrong is a slapstick-filled comedy that will definitely appeal to fans of Fawlty Towers or Noises Off!, with lots of door-slamming hilarity as we witness the efforts of a theatre troupe trying to perform a 1920s-style mystery murder at a British manor, but try as they might, everything that can go wrong does go wrong over the course of their show.
A huge hit in the UK and sure to be equally as popular here, the Australian production has a terrific cast. Brooke Satchwell, Darcy Brown, Adam Dunn, Luke Joslin, George Kemp, Nick Simpson-Deeks and British actor James Marlowe, who appeared in the West End production of the play, are the exceptional group of players who will be providing the laughs for local audiences.
To celebrate the opening week of the Melbourne season of The Play That Goes Wrong, we’re giving away a double pass to the show’s 2pm performance on Saturday the 25th of February, at Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre (240 Exhibition St). The double pass is valued at $219.80 and will need to be collected by the lucky winner at the Box Office on the day of the performance.
Send an email to COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED with the answer to this following question:
What is the name of the Melbourne theatre where The Play That Goes Wrong is playing?
- Competition closes on Wednesday February 22 at 5pm AEST.
- The winner will be announced on Wednesday February 22, and the winner contacted. If the prize is not claimed by Thursday February 23, a new winner will be chosen.
- To claim the prize, the winner must disclose their full name. These details will only be shared with the PR agency who will organise your winning tickets.
- To claim the prize, the winner must be able to attend the 2pm performance of The Play That Goes Wrong on Saturday 25th of February, and be able to pick up the tickets from the theatre box office on the day of the performance.
- The prize includes two tickets to The Play That Goes Wrong on Saturday, February 25th at the Comedy Theatre, Melbourne. Performance starts at 2pm. Any accommodation, food, travel or any other expenses required are not included in the prize win.
- Good luck!
For more information and tickets, please go to: www.theplaythatgoeswrong.com.au
Melbourne has been spoilt lately with an exceptional array of quality theatre. From Circus 1903, to Kinky Boots, to The Book of Mormon, those looking to be entertained by the stage have had plenty to take in over the summer months.
But there will soon be another quality production mounted at the Comedy Theatre, with the uproarious British farce The Play That Goes Wrong, playing at Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre from February 22, before embarking on a national tour.
The Book Of Mormon
Book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone
Playing at the Princess Theatre, Melbourne
The hype for this musical juggernaut has been huge, seemingly ever since it debuted on the Broadway in 2011. Six years of hype has built huge anticipation as The Book of Mormon makes its Australian stage debut, and even when taking all of that into consideration, the show blows away all expectations and turns out to be one of the most spectacular pieces of theatre I’ve ever witnessed.
The Way Things Work
Written and directed by Aidan Fennessy
Starring Joe Petruzzi and Peter Houghton
Playing at Red Stitch Theatre
The cast of Circus 1903
It would be tough to envisage a more spectacular way to spend two hours in Melbourne this summer, than to spend it at the Regent Theatre, which has become the setting for big top thrills as it plays host to Circus 1903. Playing until January 12, this incredible collection of death-defying acts, slapstick comedy and astounding skill is a glowing tribute to the golden age of circuses and guaranteed to cast its magic spell over all those lucky enough to catch it.
Where: The Toff In Town, Melbourne
When: November 29th, 2016
American R&B singer Son Little’s unassuming and humble stage presence is in direct opposition to his powerful voice and emotive lyrics. Little began his set at Melbourne’s iconic Toff In Town venue by acknowledging the audience with a seemingly caught-off-guard “Oh hey!”. From then on, he had the packed crowd entranced.
Son Little is an American Soul/R&B musician who hails from Philadelphia, and he will be bringing his soulful sound to Australia later this month, performing solo shots in Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales and the Northern Territory, in support of his self-titled debut album.
The Settlement, a Victorian alternative/folk band from the rural town of Hamilton, are anything but settled these days. A rising star of the music scene, The Settlement are about to embark on the second leg of a nationwide tour, off the back of the release of their new single She’s Alright, and in anticipation of their forthcoming album.
Before they hit the road again, the guys from The Settlement – Calvano (vocals, guitar), Baker (bass), Matty (violin), Jase (guitar) and Harry (drums) – kindly sat down with me to discuss their new single She’s Alright, their soon-to-be-released album and what the future holds.
Hi guys – Thanks for taking the time to answer some questions today, I’ll start by asking how you all came together and how long you’ve been together for now?
Cheers, thanks for taking the time to ask a few questions. The band started a long time ago in Hamilton, Vic. It’s only a small town so there wasn’t many young peeps playing tunes, so I suppose we just gravitated towards each other. Along the way we’ve met other musicians and if they on the same vibe they slotted in. The Settlement has been going for about 2 years, but we’ve been jamming and gigging with each other for about 6 years.