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The Trolls of the Melbourne Indie Scene Return during MICF to the Coopers Malthouse

BY Sassy Red PR | 15-Feb-2018
Back by popular demand, Let's Get Practical! Live at the 2018 Melbourne International Comedy Festival heralds the triumphant return of the award-winning trolls of the Melbourne theatre scene, The Very Good Looking Initiative (TVGLI). #TVGLI #LetsGetPractical
Venue: The Tower - Coopers Malthouse
Address: 113 Sturt St, Southbank, VIC
Date: 10 - 22 of April, 2018
Time: Tues - Sat 9:30pm, Sun 8:30pm
Ticket: $28 Full, $25 Concession, $22 Preview/Cheap Tues/Grps 6+
Buy / Ticket: http://malthousetheatre.com.au/whats-on/lets-get-practical
Web: https://www.theverygoodlookinginitiative.com.au/
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EMail: boxoffice@malthousetheatre.com.au
Call: 03 9685 5111
Let's Get Practical! Live
Photographer: Sarah Walker
Subject: Elliot Gee
Back by popular demand, 'Let's Get Practical! Live' at the 2018 Melbourne International Comedy Festival heralds the triumphant return of the award-winning trolls of the Melbourne theatre scene, The Very Good Looking Initiative (TVGLI).

Creating experimental and subversive anti-theatre, this latest season from the 10th to the 22nd of April serves up MICF audiences some of Melbourne's very own outstanding local talent. It's new, it's shiny, it's excruciatingly wonderful.

Let’s Get Practical is Australia's most popular talk show! Hosted by Mister Practical himself, Elliott Gee, this late night viewing favourite serves up non-stop entertainment and the biggest names around. A fast-paced, high energy, anxiety-inducing show, 'Let's Get Practical! Live' will have audiences wanting to get down and dance, or get up and leave.

“TVGLI’s work makes fun of live performance, acting, the theatre scene, it's a test for us to seeing how much we can get away with in front of an audience while taking everything to a complete extreme.” explains performer and ensemble member, Elliott Gee. “But we’re also embedding unexpected, important topics in the work. It's rough around the edges and a little bit trashy and we hope audiences leave with more questions than answers. We love hearing them say, "What the hell just happened?"

A left of the centre journey into one man’s well of anxiety, 'Let’s Get Practical! Live' was developed and created by TVGLI as an exploration into male depression. How toxic masculinity singlehandedly undoes men by rejecting the idea that anything considered “feminine” (like being sad or depressed) is weak and undesirable. A superbly crafted, chaotic dark comedy, audiences won’t experience anything else quite like it at this years’ MICF.

WINNER - Best Emerging Performance Ensemble (Let's Get Practical! Live - Melbourne Fringe Festival)

NOMINATED - Best Performance (Let's Get Practical! Live - Melbourne Fringe Festival)

"I can't think of any other company or individual in Melbourne that is doing this style of comedy and theatre as well as this." - My About Town

Created and performed by Elliott Gee, Honor Wolff and Patrick Durnan Silva ~ Sound Design by Tom Backhaus ~ Dramaturgy by Mark Wilson