Another Fine Mess

A satirical look at the events and characters of the year we’ve almost survived

2018- another year, another hotchpotch of foibles and follies. Canberra’s own musical cabaret artists, Shortis and Simpson attempt to unravel this jumble of fumbling and bumbling, in their inimitable satirical bang up to date style, as they present their sharp take on the events and characters that have shaped this year of years. Another Fine Mess is so up-to-date that they don’t know exactly what’s in it yet as it will be written very close to the time with the ink drying on the page. Suffice it to say that in the midst of ABC ructions, Prime Ministerial upheavals, Dutton’s au pair saga, by-elections, tax cuts, Barnaby’s exploits, contentious maiden speeches, ball and strawberry tampering, not to mention Trump, Putin, May, Boris etc, Shortis and Simpson figure that the only thing left to do is laugh, so they’ll be doing their best to find humour and the odd moment of poignancy to help make sense of Another Fine Mess.
Carrington Inn, Bungendore Fri/Sat Nov 23/24, 6pm, 3 course meal and show, $89 (5% seniors’ discount). Early bird price $80 available till SEPT 30. Ring 6238 1044 or on The Carrington’s website, or at (N.B. Bookings are already higher than ScoMo’s approval rating)

Main Hall, Ainslie Arts Centre, Elouera St, Braddon, Fri Nov 30 8pm, $35/$30 concession Book on 6182 0000 or at

We are taking this show on the road! So if you know people who might enjoy us further afield:

St George’s Parish Hall, Battery Point, Hobart. Sat Nov 10, 7pm,Bookings at eventbrite.comFor info contact Susan at

The Community Room, 8 Wells St, Southbank, Melbourne. Sat Nov 17, 7pm, For bookings and info, contact Joan at or 0424 600 535

Old School Hall, West Street, Peel (near Bathurst) Sat Dec 8, 8pm,
Bookings at For info contact Bruce at