Ginger and Tonic are Desperate and Dateless

MICF Ginger and Tonic Desperate and Dateless - photo by James PenlidisMaking their Melbourne International Comedy Festival debut with their award-winning production Desperate and Dateless, Ginger and Tonic are set to charm audiences at The Coopers Malthouse for a limited season from the 30 March 2017.

Specialising in original songs as well as impertinent parodies, this female a cappella group’s combination of superb voices create their unique, much lauded sound.

The Ginger and Tonic gals are at a loss as to why their relationships never work out, after all they’re vivacious, outgoing, gorgeous women?! They’ve played hard to get, then easy to get, tried salsa classes, and also swiped right on Tinder. They’ve even tried just “being themselves” and nothing seems to work. But every pot must have a lid and these determined women won’t stop until they find theirs…

“When Ginger and Tonic first formed, we were a bunch of unashamed choir nerds,” says Ensemble member Jane Patterson. “We don’t take ourselves too seriously and love the challenge of just using our voices. We use beat boxing and pop-style arrangements to create a full, fun sound.”

“Contemporary a cappella has become pretty popular in recent years, but the humour makes what we do very different. People can expect to hear some top notch singing in Desperate and Dateless, and they’ll learn what it’s like to be a single lady on the prowl. The show is going to be a lot of fun for us AND audiences, and could even result in a date for someone if they’re lucky! Win.”

Since forming in 2010, Ginger and Tonic have performed nationally as a headline act at the Festival of Voices in Hobart, toured internationally to Germany to perform at the International A Cappella Festival in Leipzig, and in 2012 won first place at SingFest – Australia’s leading a cappella festival and competition.

Ginger and Tonic have also performed at festivals all around Australia including Port Fairy Folk Festival, Perth’s Fringe World, Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne Cabaret Festival and the Queenscliff Music Festival.

“Pitch Perfect meets the Spice Girls… Ginger and Tonic are definitely in a league of their own” – Theatre Press

Desperate and Dateless
The Coopers Malthouse – 113 Sturt Street Southbank
Season: 30 March – 9 April 2017

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Image: Laura Burzacott, Danielle O’Malley, Jane Patterson and Stefanie Jones – photo by James Penlidis