September 2022 eNooze

“The deep roots never doubt spring will come”. – Marty Rubin
Spring is here and I am pleased
Here in the Southern Hemisphere things are brightening up, after a long and virus filled winter. Bring it on!
Here’s a pic of a nectarine bloom in my garden from this morning. You’re welcome.
Melbourne Fringe Program has launched!
It’s September 3rd, which means last night the Melbourne Fringe 2022 program launched. It was a very fine celebration. We celebrated Fringe being back in person, after three years of being scuppered by Covid AND Fringe turning 40.
I reckon it’s going to be a ripper of a festival this year.
Fringe festival will feature over 450 events. There’s also the return of the Fringe parade and block party.

Check out the full program here.

What am I doing you ask?

Well… I’m directing Jacci Pillar’s new show, Gold Star Failure, which you can catch at Trades Hall. Jacci is a multitalented performer, with some cracking tales to tell. Produced by Sally Goldner. I am so thrilled to be part of the Gold Star Failure team. 

Nicky Barry and I are also doing a short run (just the three Sundays) of our new interactive show Loafaoke. It’s a mass singalong to Meatloaf classics. Sound ridiculous? It is!
It’s the kind of show you can drop in to, stay for one song and maybe a cocktail at Evie’s Disco Diner, or stay for the whole hour and sing until you can’t sing anymore! We will also be joined by some very special guests (who are much better singers than us).
See you there! 
As you can see Fringe launches on 6th October with a fabulous gala celebration. You may get a sneak peak of Laofaoke there if you join the glitz and glamour!
September gigs
While we wait for Fringe to open, you can catch me at a few gigs. I might pick up a few extra gigs (so that I can give out some flyers), so follow me on the socials to keep up to date.
  • 7th Sep Bertie’s Comedy Jam at Lucky Coq,179 Chapel St, Windsor. Always a fun and loose night
  • 10th Sep I will be part of comedy and TV legend Tony Martin, Live at the Slovenia Club
  • 16th Sep –  this is actually a music gig but sure to be lots of fun. I am joining Retro Entertainment for the night and singing a few classics for the good folk of Port Arlington at Saints and Sailors I can finally justify the sailor outfit out bought 😉
  • 21st Sep – Comedy at Tallboy and Moose This will be my first time performing at this brewery in Preston and going by the line up it’s going to be a cracker!
  • 22nd Sep Queer Comedy is back. I’m trying a new venue for this well established night. The bar is called Bad Decisions, which might be highly appropriate but I reckon coming along will be a good decision (see what I did there?)
SCREEN TALES in Castlemaine
After the success of Screen Tales in Blackwood in Autumn, screenwriter and producer, Darren Markey, is delivering his interactive storytelling for screen weekend workshop in Castlemaine (with help from me) for Spring.
The workshop is pitched as writing for screen, but shares broad theories and exercises about storytelling and writing. I highly recommend the workshop for anyone wanting to hone their storytelling craft.
The Spring edition is being hosted by Northern Arts Hotel‘s Coolroom.
Castlemaine has become a foodie destination over the past few years. If you’re thinking of having a weekend away this Spring then this weekend will offer everything. You can start your days with a morning stroll through the Castlemaine botanical gardens, work on your storytelling with like minded friends during the day, and close the days off with delicious food and wine from the region, before heading back to your comfortable and stylish digs. Sounds divine!
Here’s some of the feedback from the last Screen Tales weekend:
‘…informative…fun and inspiring…Incredible value and highly recommended.’
Genevieve, screenwriter
‘…such a delightful weekend…very inspired, thank you.’
Amanda, poet
‘…highly engaging…entertaining… SCREEN TALES was worthwhile on every level to inspire and inform.’
Cecilia, novelist

Book here
That’s bye from me
For my October eNooze I will share some recommendations for Fringe.
Until then, stay sensational.
Thank you.
Love you.

Published by LucyBest

Lucy Best is an Australian-based British comedian, compère, writer and producer. She performs Stand Up Comedy, Cabaret, Music and Theatre around Australia and internationally.

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