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Until March 26 Duets,
March 22-April 5 Akmal,
March 22-March 26 Danny
Bhoy, The Astor Theatre
March 22-April 9 Appalling
Behaviour, The Blue Room.
March 22-April 9 The Ugly One,
April 1 Love Letters, Octagon Theatre.
April 2-16 Tosca, His
April 13 Ardal O’Hanlon,
April 16-24 The Music of Andrew
Lloyd Webber, Burswood Theatre.
April 21 Cirque Du Soleil,
April 20-May 7 The Mary
Surefoot Shoe Collection, Spare
Parts Puppet Theatre.
April 29-30 Jason Byrne,
The Astor Theatre.
May 4-7 Africa, Studio Underground.
May 6-22 Cinderella,
His Majesty’s Theatre.
May 9-22 A Midsummer Night’s
Dream , Heath Ledger Theatre.
May 18-29 Wild West Comedy
Festival, Northbridge and Mt Lawley.
May 31-June 4 The Enchanters,
Heath Ledger Theatre.
June 10-18 The Pride,
June 14-19 Melbourne
Comedy Festival Roadshow,
His Majesty’s Theatre.
June 24 Wicked, Burswood Theatre.
Are Australians good laughers?
Every time I come back, the audiences in
Australia get bigger. I really like Australians
and their approach to live comedy, especially
when everything is readily available on
YouTube and TV. Live comedy is a completely
different experience and Australians seem to
have an appetite for it.
Who are your biggest fans?
I seem to sell more tickets in Perth than
anywhere else. Maybe that’s because it is
closer to Scotland! Perth people are very
appreciative of my shows, I think maybe
because other international comedians don’t
make the effort to travel there. I’ve been to
Perth about five times and the only thing I
don’t like is how early things close. The nature
of my job means I need to eat later in the
evening, and I can’t do that in Perth.
Most memorable stage moment?
In 2007, I fell off stage into an orchestra pit
in Ballarat. It was one of the most painful and
humiliating things I’ve ever done. The stage
was smoke-filled and I fell off and dislocated
my shoulder. I still had to get through six
months of my Australian tour with my arm
in a sling. But it became a humorous routine
to begin my shows – there’s always a bright
side to mistakes. March 22-26, Astor Theatr e,
The Irish comedian best known for his roles in
Father Ted and My Hero is also the author of the
critically acclaimed novel The Talk of the Town. Now
returning to the stage, this show follows Ardal’s
successful run at the 2010 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
April 13, Regal Theatre, ticketek.com.au .
Danny Bhoy is a regular on the Australian
comedy circuit. “I keep getting let back into
the country,” says the Scottish comic who
discovered his calling “by accident.” His
new show Messenger (Please Do Not
Shoot) comes to Perth in March.
AWGIE award-winning playwright and
actor Stephen House has turned his experience
living on the streets of Paris into a poetic
solo performance. This acclaimed work, in its
premiere WA season, explores the landscapes
of both the city and the mind. March 22-April 9,
The Blue Room, blueroom.or g .au.
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