Wild Bore

Malthouse Theatre Wild BoreAh, the critics – intimidating, pompous, rude and malicious and yet, often cultured, bookish and wise. If they love you they’re wonderful… but if they don’t, they’re just downright villainous.

Critic Kenneth Tynan once said of an actor that ‘it would be easier to strike sparks off a rubber dinghy than Sir Ralph.’ Film critic Roger Ebert’s scathing reviews are so beloved that his most popular have been collected into a series of books: I Hated, Hated, Hated, HATED This Movie; Your Movie Sucks; and A Horrible Experience of Unendurable Length.

In an international collaboration between masters of hilarious, political and outrageous comedy, Zoe Coombs Marr (AUS), Ursula Martinez (UK) and Adrienne Truscott (US) team up for the first time to delve into the torrent of critical fury that each have attracted throughout their careers, to play certain critics at their own game.

Zoe Coombs Marr was the winner of the Barry Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF) for Trigger Warning and has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe, London’s Soho Theatre and MICF.

Ursula Martinez is an established international writer, performer and cult cabaret diva. She produces explosive live performance, for theatre, cabaret and beyond.

Adrienne Truscott is a choreographer, circus acrobat, dancer, writer, and as of late, comedian, who makes genre-straddling work in New York City and abroad.

Superstars in their own right, these three are out to prove they too are not afraid to talk out of their arses. Wickedly self-deprecating of their own avant-garde artistic practice, and ready to throw some punches, Wild Bore promises to be a wildly un-boring night of smart, spiky comedy.

Wild Bore
Beckett Theatre – The Coopers Malthouse, 113 Sturt Street, Southbank
Season: 18 May – 4 June 2017 (preview: 17 May)
Information and Bookings: www.malthousetheatre.com.au

Image: Ursula Martinez, Zoe Coombs Marr, and Adrienne Truscott feature in Wild Bore (supplied)