Harvest Festival – Vaudevillage

Campfire Collective presents mixed tape variety show, Vaudevillage at Harvest Festival Melbourne Nov 12, Sydney Nov 13 and Brisbane Nov 19.

Presented by Campfire Collective featuring

  • Virginia Gay
  • The Bedroom Philosopher
  • Die Roten Punkte
  • The Suitcase Royale
  • Asher Treleaven
  • Vachel Spirason
  • Applespiel; Zoe Coombs Marr
  • Randy
  • Smart Casual
  • GhostBoy
  • Skye Staniford
  • Skills in Time
  • Mel Buttle

The Vaudevillagers are restless! Shift your festival into gear with the hottest poets, comedians, musicians and spoken word, theatre, dance and performance artists all together in a mash up in the Le Boudoir. Variety is not a dirty word.

A funky Frankenstein of a show, classy bits of everything stitched together in one beautiful beast of a bash! Handpicked by Campfire Collective, the best in alternative theatre, spoken word, literature, comedy, music, dance and performance art will sit side by side like a Viewmaster loaded with heartstarting art, click, next, click, next, click, next. Grab a drink, take a seat, and kick start your day.

VAUDEVILLAGE MELBOURNE is held together by the inimitable and electric ringmaster Virginia Gay. Virginia is joined by The Bedroom Philosopher (as heard on Triple J); Die Roten Punkte, a lipstick-smeared, tantrum-loving, sonic collision between B52s, Kraftwerk and early Ramones; The Suitcase Royale, the rag bone band of three kicking kick the arse out of theatre, comedy and music, like Tom Waits meets The Mighty Boosh and The League of Gentlemen in the outback. There’s also Award Winning comedian, dandy and postmodern ponce Asher Treleaven sharing his collection of some of the world’s worst (best) Mills and Boon-esque erotic literature; Vachel Spirason of Melbourne Fringe Award Winning Best Comedy The Hermitude of Angus Ecstatic, and who has been compared to a young Rowan Atkinson. And Australia’s hottest new wordsmiths, State Finalists of the Australian Poetry Slam win their way onto the stage of Le Boudoir for two minutes of slam supremacy at Vaudevillage.

VAUDEVILLAGE SYDNEY features comedy, performance art, and a smoking drinking foul-mouthed purple puppet. Featuring performance collective and never-slowing satiristas Applespiel; Zoe Coombs Marr, one third of performance super collective post brings you Jurassic Park, band camp, flute solos, and more; smoking, drinking, foul mouthed purple puppet Randy joins the rank, the character creation of decade long puppetry veteran Heath McIvor, who Edinburgh’s The Scotsman called “Fiendishly talented”; Brothers in musical comedy, Smart Casual is Fletcher Jones (on guitar) and Roger David (on beard), arguably Australia’s smartest, most casual musical comedy duo.

VAUDEVILLAGE BRISBANE features special interstate guest, from Melbourne, multiple world record holder and wit hot maverick The Bedroom Philosopher, as heard on Triple J. The stage will be spooked by the words of acclaimed spoken weird artist GhostBoy, joined by singer songwriter Skye Staniford, mixing surreal storytelling, punk performance poetry and kabaret song as they take you to the back of the bus. Be prepared for a party popper explosion as Skills in Time – the driving force behind Brisbane’s cult Livewired comedy at Brisbane Powerhouse – take to the stage. Last but not least, there will be laughs and rhymes from Brisbane’s own Mel Buttle, the juvenile delinquent-teaching, rap-battling comedian.



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