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3 - 8 Mar 2020

After internationally touring their award-winning show TOUPÉ, Lucy Fox, Laura Trenerry and Ell Sachs return as three blokes with a dream.

Co-created with  Kimberley Twiner, this theatrical masterpiece follows Daryl, Vinnie and Berrick, who are self-proclaimed thespians with mullets and mummy issues.

 

Suitable for ages 12+

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5 Mar 2020

This is bogan at its best, full of silly giggles and classic Aussie humour.

From the moment Darryl, Vinnie and Berrick stepped on stage the whole theatre started laughing - any character at any time can send you into a fit of giggles without saying a word.

These ladies transform into loveable idiots portraying childhood backyard antics most of us have been a part of growing up in Australia.

In Darryl's words, it is a “unique genre”.

It’s so relatable you catch yourself and others nodding along to the punchlines like you are hearing a familiar family…

From the moment Darryl, Vinnie and Berrick stepped on stage the whole theatre started laughing - any character at any time can send you into a fit of giggles without saying a word.

These ladies transform into loveable idiots portraying childhood backyard antics most of us have been a part of growing up in Australia.

In Darryl's words, it is a “unique genre”.

It’s so relatable you catch yourself and others nodding along to the punchlines like you are hearing a familiar family joke.

I wish the boys (ladies) all the success in the world.

It’s a brilliant show which I’d happily see again!

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Jodie Sweeny
veteran
5 Mar 2020

Give yourself over to the mayhem and go see it

As we shuffle into the Visy Theatre at Brisbane’s Powerhouse, Thin Lizzy’s ‘The Boys are Back in Town’ is turned up to 11.

A fitting prelude to 60 minutes of high-energy hilarity presented by The Travelling Sisters and their unique show ‘Thy Thus ‘Twas’.

If you think the name is a little on the weird and wacky side, wait ‘til you see the cast of three jump, gyrate, berate, sing, dance, “act”, break up, make up and ultimately triumph at that shrine…

As we shuffle into the Visy Theatre at Brisbane’s Powerhouse, Thin Lizzy’s ‘The Boys are Back in Town’ is turned up to 11.

A fitting prelude to 60 minutes of high-energy hilarity presented by The Travelling Sisters and their unique show ‘Thy Thus ‘Twas’.

If you think the name is a little on the weird and wacky side, wait ‘til you see the cast of three jump, gyrate, berate, sing, dance, “act”, break up, make up and ultimately triumph at that shrine to all things Strine, the local RSL.

The Travelling Sisters are three, young, flexible and ridiculously talented women not afraid to embrace their inner bogan and present young, suburban Australian manhood in all its glory, all while wearing mullet wigs and one very skew-whiff fake moustache.

Except these suburban boys are different, sure they love their mums, a cold glass of choccy milk and skylarking, but they see themselves as true blue thespians wanting to take their audience on a “journey” using little more than theatre whites and a gold tarp.

Darryl is the mad capped ringleader.

He is the visionary and the ADHD-fuelled Berrick and slightly thick and serious Vinnie, his devotees.

The boys’ mums make an excellent counterbalance, Darryl’s mum is a siren straight out of The Box, while Berrick’s Zen mum is anything but—she’s wound tighter than a lululemon yoga mat.

Vinnie’s mum is a burnt chop beauty, recognisable in every footy club from Collingwood to Cairns.

The Sisters play the boys and their mums, requiring lightning-fast costume and attitude changes.

A few minor slips just add to the zaniness.

As the Sisters put it: “This show is niche”.

And it is, but it’s also incredibly funny, original and full of pathos.

 

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Jo Evans
virgin
4 Mar 2020

Aussie humour with a ute-load of imagination

“Niche weird shit” is an apt description from the performers of this energetic and distinctly Australian comedy.

Channelling the hopes and dreams of wannabe actors, the story focuses on the friendship of three dudes – Darryl, Berrick and Vinnie - as they prepare to perform a play written by the ever-convincing ringleader, Daryl.

The boys still live with their mums and the quick character changes between son and mother showcase the acting skills of The Travelling Sisters.

The opening scene was a slightly…

“Niche weird shit” is an apt description from the performers of this energetic and distinctly Australian comedy.

Channelling the hopes and dreams of wannabe actors, the story focuses on the friendship of three dudes – Darryl, Berrick and Vinnie - as they prepare to perform a play written by the ever-convincing ringleader, Daryl.

The boys still live with their mums and the quick character changes between son and mother showcase the acting skills of The Travelling Sisters.

The opening scene was a slightly confusing but highly amusing introduction to the characters, although I’m not sure that it really fits in with the rest of the story.

But from the get-go, the show produced a rolling cluster of giggles, snorts and uncontrollable laughter from the audience - a good sign for any comedian.

Glorious mullets, three very different yet strangely familiar mothers, a dramatic scene full of hilariously gruesome humour and cries of “shoot me again Darryl”, and the seemingly never-ending quest to borrow the gold tarp were highlights for me.

Definitely worth seeing!

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Teela Jurgensen
veteran