Side Effect

by Eloise Maree, Maxine Mellor, Dan Evans, & Daniel Maloney

In an alley way in BrisVegas for the Anywhere Theatre Festival, four writers under the captaincy of break out director Kat Henry delivered a show that swiftly developed a cult following.

Now MKA bring SIDE EFFECT to the the Melbourne Fringe Festival and it plays in a dirty, laneway behind the Fringe Hub at North Melbourne Town Hall. The reins have been handed over to Tobias Manderson-Galvin, co-founder and co-Creative Director of MKA: Theatre of New Writing; an artist known for controversy and notoriety on and off stage.

It’s Fortitude Valley of the Shadow of Death;
it’s Campbell Newmann Soup;
It’s Brisneyland baby!!!

SIDE EFFECT is somewhere between a late 90s MTV nu-metal video clip and a police report. Somewhere between the most important meal of the day and the first time you passed out with out any pants in a share house backyard after playing ‘Goon Of Fortune’ with a hill hoist clothesline and a shiny, sack of wine.
The stories are about young love, young lust, and young lurid fantasies.

The text of SIDE EFFECT has been scripted by four bright, young QLD playwrights including the fantastic Maxine Mellor (The Wizard of Oz, Anna Robi and the House of Dogs, Magda’s Fascination with Wax Cats) and is at times as real as any other laneway in Melbourne on a weekend at 3am and at times is pure invention of some of the most incredible young writers in Australia.

 

WARNING: As this show is outside in a dirty laneway this show comes with blankets and heaters but you should bring your own fingerless gloves and hipflasks

MKA
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SIDE EFFECT
BY MAXINE MELLOR / DAN EVANS / ELOISE MAREE / DANIEL MALONEY

Alleyway – North Melbourne Town Hall
Fringe Hub
20-27  September 2013

DIRECTOR TOBIAS MANDERSON-GALVIN
DESIGNER LUCY THORNETT
CONCEPT ELOISE MAREE

BOTTOM OF THE GLASS

by ELOISE MAREE (BRIS)

feat. BENJAMIN JACKSON as Damo

AN ALLEY IN TWO PARTS

by MAXINE MELLOR (BRIS)

feat. JULIAN DIBLEY-HALL as Dale & KERITH MANDERSON-GALVIN as Wren

with Benjamin Jackson, Sam Young, Annabel Marshall-Roth, Rachel Craft, Tessa Robinson & Hany Lee

VODKA CRANBERRY SODA

by DANIEL EVANS (BRIS)

feat. RACHEL CRAFT as OLIVIA, TESSA ROBINSON as MIRANDA & HANY LEE as JUI AN

VOM COM

by DANIEL MALONEY (BRIS) with additional material from Tobias Manderson-Galvin, Sam Young & Annabel Marshal-Roth

feat. ANNABEL MARSHALL-ROTH as Cassie & introducing SAM YOUNG as Kynan

with Julian Dibley-Hall, Tobias Manderson-Galvin, Benjamin Jackson, Kerith Manderson-Galvin Rachel Craft, Tessa Robinson & Hany Lee

“One hell of a show.”
themusic.com.au

FOUR AND A HALF STARS
“The perfect example of why I love fringe theatre. It’s messy, it’s thought provoking, it’s unapologetic, it’s sexy.”

Beat Magazine / M. Clark

“some SHOCKINGLY BEAUTIFUL WRITING, some TERRIFICALLY STRONG ACTING and some GUARANTEED LAUGHS!””
WordsbyAnnieRose

“MKA FUCKS THIS CITY IN A BACK ALLEY, WHISPERS DIRTY SECRETS AND STALKS OFF INTO THE NIGHT”
schoolforbirds

“Full of sex and dark humor and it really does conjure Fortitude Valley in all its brutal boozing vulgarity.”
Beat Magazine / J. Robin

Thank you to…
Felix! Katie! Brian! Melb Fringe Team! Athalia Foo! Kat Henry + the Initial Cast! Fiona Bechtold! Richard Watts! Cass Fumi! Lenore & Pat! Jake Badger! Anywhere Theatre Festival Australia Council of the Arts the company of Kids Killing Kids

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