MICF Wank Bank review

MICF: Wank Bank

Imagine a food show or home infomercial where a live demonstration is being carried out on how to cook a stir fry or remove pesky stains from your carpet. Now imagine instead your friendly demonstrator teaching you about...
MICF Anthony McCormack, Phoebe O'Brien and Stephen Porter feature in Shut your Juicy Mouth

MICF: Shut Your Juicy Mouth

Well, it certainly doesn’t help when the bouncer sends you upstairs to an empty room for comedy that’s actually taking place in a sneaky room beside the bar on the ground floor, but the 10-12 of us got there eventually. ...
Choo Choo Troupe The Lost, Lost, Lost Cabaret

MICF: The Lost, Lost, Lost Cabaret

In a delightful space downstairs at the Butterfly Club, with the help of Pinky – her sweet, Che Guevara-looking, red nose wearing, sidekick – Sharnema Nougar gave us an irreverent theatrical smorgasbord of an...
Jacqueline Mifsud - photo by Adam Horne / Tess French

MICF: Sink Full of Forks

Positioned under starkish light at the end of a room where one-too-many things have been painted white, windows blacked out in an earnest being held for random-esque way, Jacqueline Mifsud performed her stand-up routine,...
45DS Trainspotting Live

Trainspotting Live

A few years back, a friend asked me for advice on adapting one of his stories for performance. Originally a short story, then a short film, he now wanted to get it on stage. I suggested it came down to one question: Why ...
Summerfolk Charlotte Fox and Luke Lennox - photo by Ben Fon

Summerfolk

Despite being written less than 10 years after The Seagull, Summerfolk by Maxim Gorky, feels like a long-distance love letter to Chekhov. The premise is clear enough: A loose group of newly upper class family and friends...