The Last Tuesday Society is an anarchic, absurd artist collective who come together regularly to present events of short performances and more.
In a madcap outing with a distinctly literary flavour, Last Tuesday is teaming with the Wheeler Centre to imagine what might have happened differently in various well-known situations: factual and fictional.
What if Julia Gillard was still our prime minister? What if a certain impressively bearded wizard hadn’t died?
Our guests will take liberties with the facts as they weave their own fictional endings, in song, sketch and story. Includes Bron Batten, Richard Higgins, Tina Del Twist and more.
A good event starts great conversations. Here’s your chance to stay back a while and meet guest speakers. Nibbles provided. Drinks at bar prices.
Laura Davis is a stand-up comedian and television host known for her peculiar style – riding the line between charming and challenging. Recently winning awards for Best Comedy at Melbourne Fringe and Best Independent Show at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Laura has been earning praise and acclaim for the last eight years, and toured the country with the industry's finest.
Joel Tito is a Gaulier-trained clown and comedian. A founding member of the critically acclaimed comedy collective Vigilantelope, Joel was a was a recipient of a Moosehead award for his solo show The Trial and Death of Socrates (No Relation).
Bron Batten is a Melbourne based theatre-maker and performer. She has worked with artists such as post, My Darling Patricia, The Sisters Grimm and Willoh S. Weiland and companies like The Malthouse, Arts House, Performance Space, Vitalstatistix and Arts Centre Melbourne.
Laura Jean McKay is the author of Holiday in Cambodia (Black Inc. 2013), shortlisted for three national book awards in Australia. Her work appears in Meanjin, Overland, Best Australian Stories, the Saturday Paper, and the North American Review. Laura is a lecturer in creative writing at Massey University, with a PhD from the University of Melbourne focusing on literary animal studies. She is the ‘animal expert’ presenter on ABC Listen’s Animal Sound Safari. The Animals in That Country (Scribe 2020) is her debut novel.
Josh Ladgrove (aka Dr Professor Neal Portenza, aka Jesus Christ) is a Melbourne-based comedian and clown. He recently performed four separate shows in the Melbourne Fringe Festival and has toured nationally and internationally with his interactive improvised performance Come Heckle Christ.
Truly unique, Tina Del Twist is Australia’s much-loved nightingale, known for her ‘beautiful voice and wicked sense of comic timing’ (the Age). With a voice as smooth as honey and a comedic wit that could shred brie, you’ll have a ball enjoying the talents of Tina Del Twist.
Richard Higgins is a comedy writer and performer. He is one half of comedy duo The Listies, with Matt Kelly. The most recent show they made was called 'Hamlet: Prince of Skidmark' to the dismay of English teachers throughout Australia.