Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Alison Richards: Last Tango in Frankston

Last Tango in Frankston

Saturday 9 October
Theatre Works in St Kilda

I’m working on a new vocal piece with my pal Alison Richards. Just a little something that could come to life and fly like Tinkerbelle if it gets enough applause, who knows?

Alison and I met many years ago at NIDA and presented a very successful season of Peter Handke’s Self Accusation at the Pram Factory back in the 70s. Goodness, how time flies! This new piece is a spoken word number for four mature female voices. A trio really, because one of them isn’t there. She’s late and so the others chat away about life, sex and things that really annoy them while they’re waiting for her to turn up. There’s a twist, of course ...

We’re having a lot of fun with the vocal rhythms, the characters and their points of view – and we’ve got a date for our first gig!

‘Last Tango’ will have its premiere at 3.30pm on Saturday October 9, as part of the Instability Tango! concert at Theatre Works in St Kilda. Presented by Blue Straggler Productions, the concert is part of the season for Alison’s new theatre piece Instability Strip, showing at 10pm from October 4-9 as part of Theatre Works’ Girls at Work season, which is part of this year’s Melbourne Fringe Festival! Phew.

If you want to know more about the concert, Alison’s show or the Girls at Work season, check out Theatre Works’ website at or their Facebook page!

And for those of you with an astronomical bent, a Blue Straggler is a star that just won’t act its age ...

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