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You are cordially invited to Jim & Barb’s Golden Anniversary.
Don’t be fooled — this is no ordinary elderly couple. Leave your preconceptions at the door and expect the unexpected. The Anniversary is a physical comedy house party from hell!
From the creators of the multi-award-winning ‘Otto & Astrid – Die Roten Punkte’ comes a brand-new murderously funny comedy farce from Clare Bartholomew & Daniel Tobias, directed by Peter Houghton.
Jim & Barb’s dreams for the perfect celebration of their love quickly fall away as they face the reality of a semi-century together. Put yourself in their shoes; after 50 years of marriage, can you imagine how much simmering resentment is about to boil over? They’re just about ready to kill each other!
Hold onto your hats for the most absurd and hilarious tailspin of a party like you’ve never seen before.
"Packed with elaborate set-pieces, running gags, inventive visual comedy and the revolving door antics of pure farce…comedy horror!"
"Picture TV stars Magda Szubanski and Glenn Robbins putting a personal spin on Samuel Beckett’s Endgame, Jean-Paul Sartre No Exit, Slava’s Snow Show by Slava Polunin, Jimmie Chinn’s A Different Way Home, or anything similarly absurdist, and you’ll get the idea."
Key Image: Photography by Andrew Wuttke.
Design by Barney Sullivan (Seeing Things).
MILKE & Salvador Dinosaur presents The Anniversary at The Malthouse as part of Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Clare Bartholomew & Daniel Tobias
Clare Bartholomew, Daniel Tobias & Peter Houghton
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|ORIGINAL DESIGN CONCEPT||
|SOUND DESIGN AND COMPOSITION||
|ADDITIONAL PROPS AND COSTUMES||
Katrina Gaskell and Emilie Bloom
MILKE & Salvador Dinosaur
Event & ticketing details
Dates & Times
|TUE – SAT||7.10pm|
|PREVIEWS||31 MAR & 1 APR - 7.10pm|
|FRI & SAT||$42.00|
|WED, THU & SUN||$38.00|
|TUE & PREVIEWS||$30.00|
|CONCESSION||$33.00 - Available WED, THU & SUN|
All online bookings incur a $4 booking fee per transaction.
The Malthouse, 113 Sturt St, Southbank 3006Get directions
TrainAny train to Flinders Street, then a 12-minute stroll through Melbourne’s sparkling Arts Precinct.
TramThe No. 1 South Melbourne tram goes right past our door. Get off at Stop 18. Any tram down St Kilda Road—jump off at Grant Street, Stop 17 and take a 3-minute walk.
70 minutes (no interval)
CONTENT WARNINGS /
Contains adult content, descriptions/pictures of violence or warfare (including instruments of violence, such as knives or guns), nudity, blood, depictions of violence—realistic or comic.
For audiences aged 13+.
PHOTOGRAPHY POLICY /
No flash photography.
BOOKING FEES /
Online orders incur a $4 booking fee.
YOUR VISIT /
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