2007 Media Release - A Porthole into the Minds of the Vanquished
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Issued Thursday, June 14, 2007
THE STUDIO AT SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE IN ASSOCIATION WITH POTTED MEAT PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS A PORTHOLE INTO THE MINDS OF THE VANQUISHED
“In a time of so much certainty, we're the refreshing voice of confusion!”
Join two of Australia's wittiest, weirdest comedian/singer/songwriters, direct from the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, as they explore the fantastical playground between sleep & insomnia!
From crazy game shows to ‘horrorscopes’, infomercials to Crime Network TV’s coverage of a man trapped inside his own mobile phone - a wild mix of infomercials, jingles and silly songs. Musical, cabaret, theatre… imagine The Goons on acid and you’re barely half-way there! A non-stop laugh-a-minute. Take a peek into the Porthole. You'll be glad you did!
Both graduates of WAAPA, Warwick Allsopp & Tamlyn Henderson are established stars of the Australian drama and musical theatre stage, with credits that include the Australian tour of Titanic, Pirates of Penzance, South Pacific, I Love You You're Perfect Now Change, Dead Man Brake (STC), Heart with a Girl of Gold (Old Fitz), Cabaret, the ASC’s Wind in the Willows and Ben Elton’s We Will Rock You. Long-standing friends, Porthole was developed from their bizarre text-message conversations over three years as they each toured various shows around Australia and the world.
Directed and produced by Ansuya Nathan (Amelia Jane Hunter is Ketih Flipp, To the Green Fields Beyond), with live music from Jeremy Brennan (Buddy, Cabaret, Bell Shakespeare)
Best Newcomer Nominees 2006 Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
"...twisted, totally bizarre... a lot of fun. Both (Henderson and Allsopp) are wonderfully talented as left field comedians and as singers " - THE AGE
"A hilarious show...Just go see the damn thing!" - INPRESS
" Quick wit, abstract thoughts, absurd observations make the laughs plentiful.” - STAGE WHISPERS
A Porthole into the Minds of the Vanquished was assisted through Hothouse Theatre's A Month in the Country residential program, funded jointly by Arts NSW, Albury City and the Myer Foundation.