Absolutely gutted to have to cancel yet another fringe festival trip due to Covid. The Ballad Of Frank Allen – DARWIN FRINGE 2021. If you haven’t already heard, WA and the NT are both in lockdown making our upcoming Darwin Fringe Festival shows simply impossible. Hopefully we can make it up there sometime soon and bring you all our weird show about a man who lives in a other man’s beard.
In the meantime, stay safe everybody, look out for each other, don’t Bogart all the TP and we’ll do our best to try keep making art happen again no matter how many times it tries to stop us. (FOUR times just in 2021, for anyone counting)
Like many indy theatre companies, it’s been a weird year for us, but we are super excited (and fortunate) to be bringing our fringe hit The Ballad Of Frank Allen back a live stage this July! Original cast members Shane Adamczak and St John Cowcher reunite to tell our award-winning comedic tale a bout a tiny man who lives in another man’s beard at this year’s DARWIN FRINGE! Can’t wait to make our NT fringe debut in the beautiful top end!
Our award-winning cult sci-fi improv hit returns to FRINGE WORLD Festival for it’s third year and this time our crew of intergalactic riff-raff are on the run! Join Captain Spaceship (Esther Longhurst) and her crew of as they travel through time and space exploring the cosmos, discovering new uncharted worlds and narrowly avoid copyright infringement.
Inspired by 1950’s Sci-fi serials, Star Trek, Doctor Who, Firefly, Red Dwarf and 90210, the Captain and her crew will make up their ongoing epic adventures live onstage aided by the audience’s suggestions. They could end up anywhere and anyWHEN and will have only their sharp improv skills, some cheap costumes and maybe some lasers to defend themselves!
“An untameable extravaganza filled to the gills with sci-fi nerdiness, comedy, and raw humanity…” ★★★★½ Fringe Feed
Weekly Comedy Award Winner – FRINGE WORLD 2019
Featuring members of Perth’s own improv-comedy institution The Big HOO-HAA! Including SHANE ADAMCZAK, DANIEL BUCKLE, ESTHER LONGHURST, HANNAH RICE, BRETT CULLEN and live music by ALWYN NIXON-LLOYD, this is going to be one of the hot comedy tickets this Fringe season!
Many moon’s ago Spooner Shane recorded an EP with a bunch of his friends. He now releasing that EP and to help launch it into the world he is going to spend a day doing THREE LIVE STREAM CONCERTS ON THREE DIFFERENT PLATFORMS IN THREE DIFFERENT TIME ZONES so that all my pals around the world can watch if they like.
It will be a fun mix of songs from the EP, covers and Q&A (if people wanna ask anything).
The time different thing is complicated but times/dates below are for the time zone stated:
MONTREAL/TORONTO – June 4th, 10pm
on Instagram Live – @Shaneadamczak
MELBOURNE/SYDNEY – June 5th, 7:30pm
on Facebook Live – /Shane.Adamczak
The shows are free, but I do hope you will go buy the EP for $5 (or more, if you choose) and on June 5th, Bandcamp are waiving all their revenue, so 100% of the money goes to the artist!*
*All money raised from sales on June 5th will go to supporting the Black Lives Matter Movement through actblue who will split the money between several important causes including aiding bail bonds and racial justice organizers.
It’s a rough time to be a performing artist, especially if you work primarily in live theatre, BUT we here at Weeping Spoon always like to try make the best of a bad situation. Spooners Shane Adamczak and St John Cowcher, were, supposed to be on an Australia National theatre tour right now which was cancelled due to COVID19 amongst several other projects (including three weekly comedy shows at the club Shane manages). Instead, like many artists we are stuck inside. We decided to create a weekly online concert series where we would collaborate on songs via the internet and invite some of talented international friends to join the party.
Welcome to our digital concert series. Stay home. Rock out.
You can find the shows for FREE on the UP LATE LIVE YOUTUBE page. A new concert goes live every Saturday Night 8pm (AWST/Perth Time) and if you watch at the live launch you can live chat along with us and some of our awesome guest performers.
The performance of The Ballad of Frank Allen on July 5th will be replaced by an exclusive one night only presentation of Shane Adamczak’sZack Adams: Love Songs For Future Girl. Tickets to this performance can be purchased by calling the Fringe Box Office at 416 966 1062 or in person at the Festival Box Office (available as of July 3).
We are also super excited that the Vancouver Fringe Festival has asked us to come back for a special one-off performance of The Ballad Of Frank Allen as part of their 2019 PICK PLUS series! We will performing at Performance Works (1218 Cartwright Street, Granville Island) on September 19, 2019 at 8:45pm. More details as they come to hand!