A satirical look at the year we’ve almost survived
2017- what a year it’s been! We were led to believe it was The Year of the Rooster, but no, this has been the Year of the Haircut, a year that looks like it could have been run from a hairdressing salon.
Why ? Because we’ve been taken to the brink by Donald and Kim, two men with the world’s worst hairdos.
Then there’s the High Court, where wigs have worked overtime to determine whether a bunch of politicians are constitutional.
Not to mention the cut-throat razors in the hands of Malcolm’s two political foes, Bill and Tony, and the red hair style of a certain Pauline emerging from under a burqa with the lot.
And let’s not forget the Blond Bombshell himself – Boris Johnson. Or the wind tunnel that is Michaelia Cash. Or the Catalan leader who looks like he’s bought a 1964 Beatles’ wig.
All this, and more, is ripe for cutting-edge, hair-raising satire as Shortis and Simpson present their sharp take on the events and characters that have shaped this year of years.
Five shows in different towns- don’t miss 2017- The Year of the Haircut.
MELBOURNE- Sat Nov 18, 6.30pm for 7.30 start, $20. A house concert in West Preston. Bring a plate and drinks. To book and for more info, contact Bruce and Jill on 9478 0130, 0409 179 535, or at firstname.lastname@example.org
CANBERRA- Fri Nov 24, Ainslie Arts Centre, Elouera St, Braddon. Fri Nov 24, 8pm. $35/$30. Bookings 6182 0000, or in person at Gorman Arts Centre, 55 Ainslie Ave, Braddon, or on-line at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/2017-the-year-of-the-haircut-tickets-39206008226
O’CONNELL (near Bathurst)- Sat Dec 2, 8pm, $30/$25 conc. St Thomas’ Church Hall, Beaconsfield Rd, O’Connell. BYO picnic and drinks- To book https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oconnell-performance-of-year-of-the-haircut-tickets-28323746087
BUNGENDORE- Sat Dec 9, 6pm, Bungendore Woodworks Café. Sold out!!!
Extra show- Fri Dec 8, 6pm, Carrington Inn, Malbon St Bungendore, $80 for 3 course dinner and show. Bookings 6238 1688
TILBA- Sun Jan 28, 5pm $30 (includes Tilba wine and cheese party and show).Tilba Valley Wines, 947 Old Highway, Narooma (signposted off main highway, 12 kms south of Narooma, 4 kms north of Tilba)