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    COMEDY

    is SERIOUS BUSINESS

  • ABOUT US

     

    Anna Thomson Comedy specialises in humourous, interactive and offbeat comedy productions, workshops and roving entertainment.

     

    With a love of satire and a playful cheekiness, we create and direct theatre and comedy that explores environmental and social issues, myth and story, with children, young people and adults.

     

    CLOWNING / COMEDY / CHARACTERS / VARIETY ACTS / MC / PUPPETRY / STILT-WALKING / WORKSHOPS / DIRECTING / ROVING / FESTIVALS / EVENTS / EDUCATION

     

    I acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which I work, play and create, and pay my respects to their elders past, present and emerging. Their sovereignty was never ceded.

  • FIX IT - The Eco Clown

    FIX IT - THE SHOW

    A CLOWN SHOW ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE

    "...masterful, absurdist clowning..." ★★★★ Seesaw mag

     

    A high-energy, 30 minute escapade exploring environmental solutions to real world problems...through the eyes of a clown! Perfect for outdoor festivals or in schools

    (workshop packages available).

    Please get in contact for bookings.

     

    THE WEB SERIES

    *ARTS CENTRE TOP 5 SHOWS FOR FAMILIES 2020*

    A fun, interactive four part series created for The Clocktower Centre, connecting you with your inner clown and the environment around you.

    Contact us for your own FIX IT video content creation.

    Click the link above for the whole series!

    THE WORKSHOPS

    INTERACTIVE ONLINE & IN-PERSON

    Fun, physical, all-abilities workshops that combine improvisation, clowning and object manipulation to inspire imaginative thinking about caring for our world.

  • What's On Offer?

    NEW HEIGHTS CIRCUS

    STILT-WALKING and ROVING CHARACTERS for events and festivals.

     

    Check out the array of options here!

     

    "...a fantastic performer. "

    Jean Zhang, La Trobe University

    VARIETY ACTS

    Family-friendly, for adults, or club nights!

     

    "Best contemporary burlesque I’ve seen in a long time...world class."

    Liz Skitch, Moulin Beige

    MC - EVENTS

    Big personalities guaranteed to liven up your event and get the party started!

     

    "Highly entertaining"

    Hannah, Darwin Fringe

    DIRECTION & WORKSHOPS

    A variety of theatre and comedy workshops & production direction available.

     

    "The vision, patience, direction and confidence you instil in the kids, is paramount"

    Lise, parent

    PHYSICAL PERFORMER

    Trained physical performer and contemporary clown, competent actor and experienced puppeteer.

     

    "...truly sublime physical theatre..."

    Keith Gow

  • Community Productions & Workshops

    From One-off Workshops to Full Scale Productions

    Workshops

    PUPPETRY / THEATRE SKILLS / COMEDY / CLOWNING / MASK / JUGGLING / IMPROVISATION

    Sessions and direction offered for short or long-term projects, with schools, festivals or community projects. Currently working with theatre-in-education organisations Western Edge Youth Arts and Trash Puppets.

    Richmond Drama Crew

    PUPPETRY & DRAMA GROUP (2017-2020)

    As creator of this group in 2017, we offer weekly drama and puppetry classes for primary school aged children from diverse backgrounds in Richmond.

    Performances include the Collingwood Children’s Farm Winter Solstice (supported by Yarra City Council) and the Gertrude St Projection Festival Mini in Melbourne Fringe Festival.

    Uprising Theatre

    CUTTING EDGE YOUTH THEATRE (2013-2016)

    Artistic associate with director Dave Nguyen, for young people from diverse backgrounds in the City of Yarra. Performances include: 1001 Arabian Nights (2014), Scheherazade (2014) – a multi-site performance with a cast of 80 in collaboration with Western Edge Youth Arts and The Wheel of Fate (2015 & 2016) at the Gertrude St Projection Festival.

    Corrugated Iron

    NT-BASED PROJECTS IN COMMUNITY

    Contracted Artist, leading multi-week workshops and performance programs within remote communities and schools. Facilitated workshops in clown, Action Theatre and improvisation with CIYA’s 18-30 yr drama group and invited by the organisation to run a devising program co-produced by Darwin Fringe.

    The Change

    POLITICAL COMMUNITY ARTS (2016-2020)

    United Struggle Project – The Musical, is a journey of many worlds colliding to bring about the change we need to see. Multi-year performance project Directed by Izzy Brown, in collaboration with Collingwood & Belgium Avenue Neighbourhood Houses.

    Assistance with children's project: Anna Thomson

  • Previous Productions

    Click here for more info

    MADAME NIGHTSHADE'S POISON GARDEN

    WINNER DARWIN FRINGE RISKY AWARD

     

    "Delightful, disgusting, provocative and confronting..."

     

    ★★★★ ArtsHub

    ★★★★ The Age

    ★★★★ Weekend Notes

    ★★★★★ Gutterculture

     

    PUPPET JAM

    CULT CABARET COMEDY FOR ADULTS

     

    "...inarguably clever and unashamedly unique..."

    Theatre People

     

    "...from the silly, to sublime"

    Weekend Notes

    PO PO MO CO

    MULTI-AWARD-WINNING PHYSICAL COMEDY

    Founding member

    (2016-2018)

     

    "...weird, smart, gross out, physical comedy at its best"

    Independent Arts Journal

     

    ★★★★★ Theatre People

    ★★★★ Australia Times

    WOMAN OF THE HOUR (Director)

    NOMINATED BEST THEATRE TASMANIA FRINGE FESTIVAL 2019

     

    All the drama of Joan Crawford and the camp of Judy Garland mixed in with a splash of gin.

     

    ★★★★★ OUTinPerth

    ★★★★★ Gutterculture

    TIME OUT!

    KIDS CIRCUS SHOW & WORKSHOPS

     

    A fun and entertaining look at sibling rivalry and working together

     

    REGIONAL VICTORIAN TOUR 2014

     

     

  • CONTACT US

    Fairfield, Mebourne
    0435033818