While I'm Away - Melbourne Fringe 2009
STOP THE PRESS! EXTRA SHOWS ADDED
When? Friday 9 Oct & Sat 10 Oct at 6.30pm
Where? Fringe Hub - Errol's Cafe Upstairs (69-71 Errol St, North Melbourne - across from the North Melbourne Town Hall)
How much? $16 full/$12 concession or groups of 5+
Onsale now! Click here to book or phone (03) 9660 9666.
"It's an inventive, curious adventure, met with plenty of laughs...If the thought of a poetry reading terrifies you more than turbulence, relax: this flight soars. Four stars"
Margaret Paul - The Age
"A short, simple but utterly charming production...There's a bittersweet tenderness to this production that I found utterly disarming, as well as a sharp, dry wit and subtle, goofy, fragile charm. Highly recommended."
Richard Watts - Man About Town blog (read it all by clicking here)
"Telia's world is subtle and delicate, filled with intricate details that create a complex and intelligent world that supports the naive hope of her character and spills into the hearts of her audience creating the kind of laughter that tickles your heart and feels as good as a cup of tea and a homemade lamington."
Anne-Marie Peard - www.aussietheatre.com.au (read it all by clicking here)
"Neville's poetry is great - bittersweet without being self-indulgent or twee; clever without signalling its own technical sophistication; and, perhaps most importantly for audiences a bit scared of spoken word, punctuated with a very dry, droll sense of humour."
John Bailey - Capital Idea blog (read it all by clicking here)
Set against a retro slideshow of the world's greatest sites, While I'm Away takes audiences on a deliciously ridiculous grand tour they will never forget with Poet Laureate Telia Nevile - a poet they never expected. This subtle character-based comedy is part travel slideshow, part meditation on love and life, and 100% under-the-radar entertainment for those who know life shouldn't be taken too seriously.
Following in the footsteps of the 5th Duke of Devonshire, Lord Byron and Andy Kaufmann, Poet Laureate Telia Nevile has travelled the globe in her quest to become a complete artist and plumbed the depths of herself agains the wondrous background of the wide, wide world. Join this socially incapable and endearingly awkward explorer as she poetically surveys the ruins of her self-worth in This Temple of Love is a Renovator's Dream; experiences the high-speed emotional danger of the Alps in I Broke My Heart on the Blackrun of Your Emotions and gets primal on the prowl with Safari.
Loaded with metaphor and peppered with puns, While I'm Away is a hilarious take on what it is to be a down-trodden day-dreamer who doesn't know when to say when.
Dates: Friday 25th Sep - Friday 2nd Oct (no show Monday 28th Sep)
Time: 7.45pm (Sunday 27th Sep at 6.45pm)
Price: $16 full/$12 concession/$12 groups of 5 or more/$10 Tightarse Tuesday (29th Sep)
Venue: Son of Loft, The Lithuanian Club - 44 Errol St, North Melbourne (Fringe Hub)
Bookings on (03) 9660 9666 or click here
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