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Across the Aisle
41 minutes | Jul 2, 2019
Ep 48 - FINALE - Daddy, Blood Quantum
Welcome to the LAST EPISODE of Across the Aisle. That's right, after 4 years and 48 episodes we are ending. This episode is our Yirramboi special, covering Joel Bray's Daddy and Ngioka Bunda-Heath and Tracey Bunda's Blood Quantum. Join us for a greatest hits look at our back catalogue during intermission - where we both award our top 3 of the past 4 years and a wooden spoon!
37 minutes | May 20, 2019
Ep 47 - The Aspie Hour, Single Asian Female
The gang saw Aspergers musical cabaret The Aspie Hour and Michelle Law's debut play Single Asian Female at Melbourne International Comedy Festival. During "Intermission" we talked the rest of the fest, primarily Maria Bamford, DeAnne Smith and Sweaty Pitts Pity Party. And in "Coming Soon" we chat our attendance at the Green Room Awards and the upcoming Australian Podcast Awards.
35 minutes | Apr 22, 2019
Ep 46 - Mr Burns, A Post-electric Play, Biladurang
Hello! It's been too long since our last chat. In this episode the gang envision story telling beyond the apocalypse with Mr. Burns, a post-electric play by Lightning Jar Theatre; and we return to the lofty heights of the Sofitel to experience Joel Bray's immersive and intimate dance piece, Biladurang.
35 minutes | Feb 27, 2019
Ep 45 - Become The One, Barbara And The Camp Dogs
In this episode the gang discuss two vital, new Australian, works - Become the One by Lab Kelpie and Barbara and the Camp Dogs at Malthouse Theatre. During intermission things get heated when Carla and Philip discuss whether non-queer people should play queer roles and Coming Soon features all the women at Melbourne International Comedy Festival we would like to see.
32 minutes | Feb 18, 2019
Ep 44 - The Legend Of Queen Kong Episode II, The Maids
This month Team Aisle go gayer and queerer than usual with our annual Midsumma show. We cover Sara Ward's incredible space rock opera The Legend of Queen Kong Episode II and our second show is Adam Ibrahim and Samuel Russo's queering of Jean Genet's The Maids.
29 minutes | Jan 2, 2019
Ep 43 - Infirmary
Join us for a special episode covering The Infirmary - a Triage Live Art Collective immersive experience. This episode is told in the first person of our experience in surrendering to the process of death and care. We hope you enjoy it.
33 minutes | Dec 12, 2018
Ep 42 - Tash York - Bad Ass, Suddenly Last Summer
It's summer! The gang bring you all summer related goods including how to be a Badass by Tash York at The Butterfly Club and Suddenly Last Summer by Little Ones Theatre at Red Stitch. During intermission we discuss the mini-series Waco and King Lear via National Theatre Live. Coming soon heralds Midsumma - top picks include Merciless Gods, The Legend of Queen Kong Ep II + The Homosapiens. Also there is Christian Marclay's 24 hour video piece The Clock at ACMI and MON FOMA, Sydney Festival.
31 minutes | Nov 26, 2018
Ep 41 - Song For A Weary Throat, Re-Member Me
Melbourne International Arts Festival episode! The gang talk all things festival - featuring Song For a Weary Throat by Rawcus Ensemble (and featuring the Invenio Singers) and Re-Member Me by Dickie Beau. Intermission chats include the Elysian Ensemble and Hubei Symphony Orchestra.
37 minutes | Oct 19, 2018
Ep 40 - Do You Know Me?, Spartacus
This month the gang have two very disparate experiences - Do You Know Me? a site specific work on homelessness for Melbourne Fringe Festival and Spartacus, the brand new production of a very old tale by the Australian Ballet. During intermission MOMA at NGV a given D- and both hosts discuss their favourite works from the recent Fringe Festival. Coming soon recommends include classical music and visual art.
38 minutes | Sep 22, 2018
Ep 39 - Dybbuks, Blackie Blackie Brown
The gang are joined by a very special guest Richard Watts, Australia's pre-eminent arts journalist, arts advocate and homosexualist, together they cover Samarah Hersch's Dybbuks at Theatreworks and Nakkiah Lui's Blackie Blackie Brown at the Malthouse Theatre.
37 minutes | Aug 31, 2018
Ep 38 - William Tell, The Death Of Walt Disney
The gang go and see William Tell by Victorian Opera and The Death of Walt Disney by MKA. We talk feudal hipster DILFS, gender non-binary opera representations, exploding apple fails, soprano sexism, our current favourite podcasts, the myths about lemmings and Korean garbage disposal.
44 minutes | Aug 9, 2018
Ep 37 - Verve, Carrion
The gang see The Australian Ballet's latest contemporary dance piece "Verve" and Justin Shoulder's "Carrion" at Arts House, where the future human is a shapeshifting turtle. During intermission we revisit The Crown and Queer Eye and discuss snacking methods for festival season, our late MIFF picks and suggestions for stoner film experience
39 minutes | Jul 22, 2018
Ep 36 - The Nightingale And The Rose, Brothers Wreck
The gang get dilated pupils of lust at Little Ones Theatre adaptation of Oscar Wilde's poem The Nightingale and the Rose - staged at Theatre Works. They then spend quality time with an Indigenous family rocked by suicide in Brothers Wreck at The Malthouse. Both performances affected our hosts quite deeply.
39 minutes | Jun 25, 2018
Ep 35 - De Stroyed, House Of Bernarda Alba
Jasmine Moseley of the The Australian Ballet joins us for Intermission and Coming Soon - featuring the Head On Photo Festival and virtual reality in Canberra. This month's shows discussed are De Stroyed by Jillian Murray and Suzanne Chaundy Director at fortyfivedownstairs and The House of Bernarda Alba - an Australian reimagining of the Federico Garcia Lorca play, by Patricia Cornelius and Leticia Ines Caceres at Melbourne Theatre Company.
38 minutes | May 10, 2018
Ep 34 - Personal, Fleabag
An intriguing pair of one-woman shows are discussed: Jodee Mundy's "Personal" at Arts House plus "Fleabag" by Phoebe Waller-Bridge at the Malthouse. Are family tragedies always comic? At intermission, contemporary art in Kyneton and "Unsane" on Soderbergh's phone.
42 minutes | Apr 5, 2018
Ep 33 - Abigail's Party, Uncanny Valley, Girl
Our shows this month take us to 70's England, dripping with middle class malaise in Mike Leigh's Abigail's Party (via the MTC). We then move into industrialised robot lady future and beyond with Angela Goh's Uncanny Valley, Girl, as part of the Festival of Live Art. Carla and Phil also chat in depth about Phantom Thread, classical music in Collingwood carparks (Penny Quartet/Play On), Dark Mofo, MSO Metropolis new music festival and Fleabag.
40 minutes | Mar 22, 2018
Ep 32 - Hir, Good Muslim Boy
This month the gang talk cycling in Melbourne, Queer Eye, Philip finds out what MAFS means and all our MQFF and Comedy Festival tips. But more importantly our shows for this month are Taylor Mac's Hir at Red Stitch and Good Muslim Boy at the Malthouse.
42 minutes | Feb 11, 2018
Ep 31 - Priscilla, Dragged
Happy Midsumma! This months episode celebrates all things queer and DRAG. Carla and Philip go and see two very different drags shows - the development separated by 20+ years but still very similar in sentiment. The reboot of the musical Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and the brand new play Dragged by Tasmanian playwright Andy Aisbett.
33 minutes | Jan 16, 2018
Ep 30 - 2017 Year In Review
In this summer edition of the podcast, Carla and Philip remember their top cultural and theatrical experiences of 2017, awarding informal (but very prestigious) gongs to their Best Ofs. Stage shows are muddled in the second half of the episode with film, television, political movements and the visual arts.
32 minutes | Dec 13, 2017
Ep 29 - Pop Up Globe - Henry V, Birdcage Thursdays
In the true spirit of globalisation the gang go and see Henry the V by Shakespeare, presented by London's The Globe Theatre in a POP UP staffed by Kiwi actors, down at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl. Our second show this month is the new(ish) Australian play by Sandra Fiona Long - Birdcage Thursdays. A tender exploration about ageing parents, mental illness and social stigma.
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