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 Suffering from post-election blues? Then get rid of the crap with a dose of witty, irreverent, up-to-date musical satire from Shortis and Simpson

For some time now the politicians, with their gaffes and follies, have been writing Shortis and Simpson’s material for them. Now they’re giving them the titles. Thanks to a beautiful slip of the tongue by Mr Malaprop himself, Tony Abbott, their next satire show is a way to clear the crap after the post-election blues. Watch and listen as they turn the dullest election campaign of our times into fun and laughter, with some very new songs to be written once the results are known. The usual witty irreverence will prevail, and all in the intimate confines of a newish cabaret venue, right in the heart of the city. Don’t miss Shortis and Simpson in their first satire show since March.   Smith’s Alternative Bookshop,76 Alinga St Canberra, Thurs/Fri Sept 12/13, 8pm, Sat Sept 14, 5pm. $30/$25 concession. Bookings 6247 4459, or drop in any day from 10am.


Come out of the shower and sing!

As part of the BLOOM FESTIVAL, Moya Simpson will be running a VOICE WORKSHOP for singers and non-singers alike. If you’ve always wanted to sing, come along and explore your voice, improvise, harmonise in the safety of a large group. All welcome. The Ralph Wilson Theatre, Gorman House, Saturday 21st. September, 10am to 4pm. Cost $45 or $40 concession.

MICHAEL FRANCIS WILLOUGHBY IN ELOHGULP                                  Jigsaw Theatre presents a show for 8-12 year olds about a little boy who won’t get out of the bath and goes down the plughole to Elohgulp. It’s a world full of all the ugly stuff that gets washed down the drain. Here you will meet the Drits, made up of murky, mucky bits and bobs and blobs, the Assupods, all froth and suds, and the Gludse, the most terrifying of creatures… made all the more frightening because you created it. Michael Francis Willoughby in Elohgulp will take you into a world made from puppetry and music, light and sound. Original music by John Shortis. Canberra Theatre Centre, 28 Sept- 12 Oct. $25adults/$20concession/$15 children/$75 family. Bookings and info www.canberratheatrecente.com.au