One-Arm and Three-Arms in the Swamp – a grotesque clown show

September 7, 2009

TUESDAY 6 OCT 8pm   /   THURSDAY 8 OCT 8.30pm   /   SATURDAY 10 OCT 8.30pm       FREE!

“Dada-ish, Beckett-esque, WTF?” – Michael Veitch, host of SUNDAY ARTS (ABC)

“I sleep in a giant circular bed stuffed with money!” – Peter Greenaway, plagiarist of LEONARDO DiCAPRIO’S LAST SUPPER.

In ancient times, hideous and deformed peasants were cast out of the village, into the swamp. Once a year, these Bouffons would return to amuse and abuse the beautiful medieval hipsters. In twenty-first century Melbourne, nothing’s changed.

Come along to this uproarious free show, pay extra to be insulted by demented homosexual mutant identical twins, laugh your arse off, snigger all the way home, iron your hair, realise your existence is meaningless, and kill yourself.

ONE-ARM AND THREE ARMS IN THE SWAMP is (de)based on Philippe Gaulier’s myth of the original French Bouffons. It is performed by Sean-James Murphy, who trained at l’ecole Philippe Gaulier in Paris and recently starred in BIG SKY TOWN (2007 St Martins National Playwriting Award); and by Ash Flanders, star of I LOVE YOU, BRO (Melbourne Dramatists Emerging Playwright Award, 2007 Melbourne Fringe) and one half of the outrageous queer trash theatre outfit Sisters Grimm (“Like John Waters on Crack” – The Age).

ONE-ARM AND THREE ARMS IN THE SWAMP is written by Tom Doig, creator of last year’s monster smash HITLERHOFF (“Clever, funny and outrageous” – The Age; “Laugh out loud and cringe with disgust” – Artshub). It is directed by Alethea Jones, whose short films have won awards at the 2008 St Kilda Film Festival and Cronulla Shorts Film Festival.

ONE-ARM AND THREE ARMS IN THE SWAMP  cast and crew are all available for media inquiries

SEAN-JAMES: 0421 934 800

ASH: 0403 049 840

TOM: 0416 497 311

ALETHEA: 0431 059 818

Venue: Fringe Club – Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall

SEASON DATES: Tuesday 06 October 8pm

Thursday 08 October 8.30pm

Saturday 10 October 8.30pm

This show is FREE, and short (15 minutes)! Make sure you don’t miss out …

Tom Doig, 0416 697 311,

For media information about Melbourne Fringe please contact Buxton Walker Publicity Michelle Buxton
Ph 0419 134 278
Em Jane Davis
Ph 03 9537 7155


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