Mutual Split

Column: Bit Parts   |   Date Published: Friday, 17 February 17   |   Author: Andrew Nardi   |   4 months, 1 week ago

     What: Comedy
When: Sat Mar 25
Where: Novotel Canberra

To settle a score, Sean Morgan and Ian Worst are banding together for a split-bill show at the Canberra Comedy Festival. Through the show they will sit down with a guest host to sort their differences. By the 50th minute, we’ll all know who’s the better comedian. The wager? The loser must close the show by performing a joke written by the winner. Sean and Ian are both Canberran ex-pats, but they’ve since picked up a nine-show run with the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. This show may contain strong language and adult concepts. Tickets are $18 + bf from TryBooking. Starts at 7pm.

Cold Light: What: Theatre Production
When: Sat–Sat Mar 4–18
Where: The Street Theatre

Adapted by Alana Valentine from the novel by Frank Moorhouse, Cold Light is the racy and entertaining epic story of iconic literary character Edith Campbell Berry. Returning from the heady freedoms and liberal tolerance of Post-War Europe, Edith, played by Sonia Todd, slams into conservative 1950’s Canberra with a thud. With all her experience working at the League of Nations, and with a husband in the diplomatic service, Edith thinks it won’t be long until she is snapped up to work as an Australian ambassador or similar prestige public service position. But Edith has a wait on her hands. Tickets and show times are available from

St Patrick’s Day: What: St Patrick’s Day
When: Fri Mar 17
Where: Canberra Irish Club

What better place to celebrate St Paddy’s than at Canberra’s chief venue for all things Irish? The Irish Club are planning a day of fun, festivities and giveaways. There’s going to be some Irish style dishes available in the bistro throughout the day. And get this – they’ll have green beer! Green. Beer. It doesn’t get much more Irish than that. There’s also going to be Irish dancers performing, and live bands from noon ‘til late. You can buy yourself a Paddy’s Day 2017 polo shirt for $35, but get in quick because there’s limited stock available. Starts at 12pm and goes ‘til late. Entry is free.

The Age Of Bones: What: Theatre Production
When: Wed–Sat Mar 8–11
Where: Gorman Arts Centre

The Age of Bones is a heartfelt and darkly funny tale inspired by the real-life stories of 60 Indonesian boys imprisoned in Australia for working on refugee boats. It traces the story of Ikan, an Indonesian boy who goes fishing one day and fails to return. Fearing the worst, his family hires a famed seafarer to track him down – he finds nothing. Combining Indonesian puppetry, music and digital projection, The Age of Bones follows Ikan’s fantastical story from Indonesia to his eventual imprisonment down under and his fight to get home to his family. Show times and tickets are available from


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