Thank You, Thank You Love

by Tobias Manderson-Galvin

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LIFE EDUCATION VAN meets BAREKNUCKLE BOXING.
COOCH TENT meets NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS.
US meets YOU.

Thank You, Thank You Love is a world premiere collection of five short plays by award winning and controversial playwright Tobias Manderson-Galvin (The Economist, Dogmeat). The work previews from 14th June and stars Manderson-Galvin himself and Miss Burlesque Victoria Becky Lou.

Thank You, Thank You Love comprises five short plays about dying on stage. A series of well meaning characters meet their downfalls and those of others in: The Holiday Video; The Caterpillar & the Wasp, Champions; The Invasion; and Thank You Love. 

“Tommy Cooper’s last performance. A stage magician who realised he wasn’t very good at magic so used mistakes to his advantage and built a career in comedy out of fucking up his act. It was this premise that would lead to a tragic lonely end during his final performance, on television program ‘Live at Her Majesty’s’ when Tommy had a heart attack, fell to the floor and everyone laughed and laughed and laughed and then they cut to a commercial.” – Tobias Manderson-Galvin

Warning:
This production is not suitable for children

Trigger Warning:
Life

14-28 JUN 2014, HYPRTXT FESTIVAL HUB

Writer Tobias Manderson-Galvin
Performers Tobias Manderson-Galvin + Rebecca Louise ‘Becky Lou’ Church + introducing Sam Young
Set/Costume Daniel Harvey
Lighting/Sound/Staging Tobias Manderson-Galvin
SM/Operator Ariadne Sgouros

“Frenzied, subversive, anti-theatre explosion of energy that hits you hard. Kinda like you’d dropped a repeater fireworks box over an open flame then looked down to see what would happen.”
J. Daniel – The Music

“playful, thoughtful, scattered, indulgent and gloriously obnoxious…
conviction in every moment…absolutely irresistible.
Theatre lives at MKA..”

B. Neutze – Crikey

“You can’t possibly imagine what this show is.. Hypnotic and entertaining as hell. You could play laugh bingo- the audience gave every kind of laugh there is.. You won’t be forgetting this.”
J. Miles – YAWP Mag

Thank You, Thank You Love is extraordinary… it’s a chaos that’s alive…  brute force and an overpowering energetic drive; beautifully profound moments and evocative language.”
J.Jackson – AussieTheatre

“messy, kooky and embracing – funny and fun… An orgy of chaos… disarming and highly enjoyable.” 
S. Sandow – Stage Whispers

Premiere Presentation
HYPRXT FESTIVAL
PREVIEWS 14+15June 2014
SEASON 17-21, 24-28 June 2014
HYPRTXT Festival Hub, Upstairs at Tuxedo Cat,
17 Wills St Melbourne 3000

Performers | 3
Crew | 1
Duration | 75 minutes
Genre | metal, satire, vaudeville
Situating | Previous day set-up and open
Max Shows/Week | 12
Touring Availability | This project is available for immediate tour in Australia, and internationally.

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Premiere Season

MKA were supported by

TTYL was presented for

with Venue Partner