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					The Melbourne International Comedy Festival presents

 A season of Australia’s hottest award-winning acts at

 Melbourne’s internationally renowned Butterfly Club

                Tommy Bradson and Jacqueline Morton
                     WHEN THE SEX IS GONE
          10.30 pm every Thurs, Fri & Sat of the festival
WINNER – 'Best Newcomer' and 'Best Cabaret' at the 2009 Melbourne
                            Fringe

                       Tim Mager and Kai Smythe
                     IN SEARCH OF ATLANTIS
                 Thu 18 March to Sun 4 April
   WINNER – 2009 Melbourne Fringe / Melbourne Cabaret Festival
               Professional Development Award

                              Anne Edmonds
        SING US A SONG YOU’RE THE PIANO, ANNE
               Tuesday 23 March to Sunday 4 April
‘Anne Edmonds. One to watch. And not just because she's talented but
        because she'll nick your wallet’ – Catherine Deveny

           Gerard Lane, Adrian Portell and Laura Burzacott
             I HEART FRANKSTON THE MUSICAL
            Thu 8 to Sun 11 & Thu 15 to Sun 18 April
   WINNER – 2009 Popular Choice Award at Short+Sweet Cabaret

                              Karin Muiznieks
                    FIRST AGAINST THE WALL
                     Tuesday 6 to Sunday 18 April
   WINNER – 2009 Groggy Squirrel 'Readers Choice Award' for Most
                            Popular Show
 "The next woman to take over the cabaret comedy scene – and quickly" –
                                ArtsHub


                       The Butterfly Club
                204 Bank Street, South Melbourne
                         Tel 9690 2000

          Tuesday through Sunday from 5.00 pm til late

     Celebrating more than ten years as Melbourne’s best alternative night out
     >> make a secure booking: www.thebutterflyclub.com
     >> follow us: www.twitter.com/butterflyclub
     >> become a facebook fan: http://tinyurl.com/thebutterflyclub
‘Best Newcomer’ and ‘Best Cabaret’
winner of the 2009 Melbourne Fringe
Festival

WHEN THE SEX IS GONE

A hilarious portrait of eroticism as told
by a broken-hearted hermaphrodite.
Charlie Martini & Alastair Estaire, a
stripper and a boxer, inhabiting the one
body, muse over a life lived in the dark    Dates / time: 10.30 pm every
belly of desire. A unique story with        Thursday, Friday and Saturday of
original songs, this comic cabaret show     the festival (25-27 March; 1-3, 8-10,
is ‘guaranteed to SHOCK and AMAZE.’         15-17 April)
                                            Ticket price: $22 full / $18 concession
WINNER 2009 MELBOURNE AIRPORT               and for groups of 8 or more
AWARD                                       Bookings: www.thebutterflyclub.com
‘BEST NEWCOMER’                             Duration: 75 minutes approx
WINNER 2009 MELBOURNE FRINGE                Written and performed by Tommy
‘BEST CABARET’                              Bradson, with the assistance of
                                            Jacqueline Morton (aka ‘Boris’).



IN SEARCH OF ATLANTIS
Winner: 2009 Melbourne Fringe
‘Melbourne Cabaret Festival
Professional Development Award’

In a time since past, two courageous
explorers begin a dangerous journey
to discover the lost city of Atlantis.
Armed with nothing but a guitar and
                                             Dates: 18 March – 4 April (shows
mandolin, these brave young men
                                             Thursdays to Sundays) Previews
traverse into the unknown to find the
                                             18– 21 March
sunken city. A musical comedy of epic
                                             Times: 7.00 pm (Sundays 6.00 pm)
proportions, these men will take you
                                             Tickets: $22 full / $17 concession
on a journey the likes of which have
                                             and for groups of 8 or more / $15
never been seen.
                                             Previews
                                             Bookings: www.thebutterflyclub.com
Created and performed by Tim Mager
                                             Duration: 50 minutes approx
and Kai Smythe.
Produced by Tessa Waters.
                                             Become a Facebook fan:
                                             http://tinyurl.com/yajppq8
                                             Listen to them on Myspace:
                                             http://tinyurl.com/y8wtbyx
Fairdog presents
Anne Edmonds in
SING US A SONG YOU’RE THE
PIANO, ANNE
Anne Edmonds (Tough at the Top, ABC
online) has been watching you ... out the
front of your house ... at night ... with
binoculars. If you’re lucky you’ll end up
as one of her characters. If not, you’ll
end up in a skin suit under her house.       Dates: Tuesday 23 March to Sunday
                                             4 April (no shows Mon 29 March)
Like the spawn of an unholy union            Times: Tue / Wed / Sun at 8.00 pm
between David Walliams and Catherine         Thu / Fri / Sat at 9.00 pm
Tate, Anne Edmonds' people come from         Ticket price: $15 on Tuesdays; other
a slightly warped place. Some tell           nights $22 full / $17 concession and
stories, some express themselves             for groups of 8 or more
through the power of song, and others        Bookings: www.thebutterflyclub.com
simply believe that there is a person        Duration: 50 minutes approx
living inside their computer.                More info:
                                             http://www.abc.net.au/darwin/features/
‘Anne Edmonds. One to watch. And not         toughatthetop/
just because she's talented but because
she'll nick your wallet’ – Catherine
Deveny

Strange Bedfellow Productions
presents
I HEART FRANKSTON THE
MUSICAL
Frankston is dead. An extremist local
Mayor has been voted in, banning
musical theatre. What was once a
happy-go-lucky outer-suburban ghetto        Dates: Thu 8 to Sun 11 April; then
by the sea, where musical-theatre           Thu 15 to Sun 18 April
gangs serenaded teenage mums in the         Times: All Thurs to Sat at 7.00pm; all
mall, has been transformed into a world     Sunday shows at 6.00pm
where the sun doesn’t shine and it’s no
longer legal for straight men to act gay.   Ticket price: $25 full / $20 concession
                                            and for groups of 8 or more
But when two young musical men with         Bookings: www.thebutterflyclub.com
a passion for football and jazz ballet      Duration: 60 minutes approx
stage a protest show, there are             Become a Facebook fan:
fireworks in the Centre link queue. Can     http://tinyurl.com/frankston
these musical rebels convince the
townsfolk to reconsider?                    ‘I Heart Frankston is a great
                                            piece...adored by those who will never
Featuring: Gerard Lane, Adrian Portell      tire of jokes about Frankston’ – ArtsHub
& Laura Burzacott.
Directed by Bryce Ives                      Winner Most Popular Award 2009
                                            Short+Sweet Cabaret
Karin Muiznieks in
FIRST AGAINST THE WALL

What's wrong with society?
Everything! It's time we started a
brand spankin' new one. We've just
gotta overthrow a couple of
governments, liberate some people
and solve a few pressing global
concerns like war, famine, greed and
Charlie Sheen.

From the creator of World War
Wonderful, winner of the Groggy        Dates: Tuesday 6 to Sunday 18
Squirrel 'Readers Choice Award' for    April (no shows Mon 12)
Most Popular Show in the 2009          Times: Tue / Wed / Sun at 8.00 pm
Melbourne Comedy Festival.             Thu / Fri / Sat at 9.00 pm
                                       Ticket price: $27 full / $22 concession
‘The next woman to take over the       and for groups of 8 or more
cabaret comedy scene – and quickly’    Bookings: www.thebutterflyclub.com
– ArtsHub                              Duration: 60 minutes approx

                                       ‘Fiercely intelligent, laugh-out-loud
                                       funny’ – The Groggy Squirrel

                                       ‘Karin Muiznieks is a talented, witty,
                                       intelligent and clever woman, but a
                                       twisted one just the same’ –
                                       Theatrepeople.com

				
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