We've had a lot of great feedback and publicity, and some marvellous reviews. I thought I'd collate as many as I could here.
- The Courier Mail
- Absolute Theatre
- Media Culture
- Stage Whispers
- Brisbane Blog
- Brisbane Critiques - this has been our most unintentionally hilarious review. Kellie Scott really didn't like the show, and some of her quotes are just gold - for example, "Many in the crowd laughed – but I don’t know why. I’m always amazed by how many people find stupidity utterly hilarious" and my favourite, "Do not take your Nanna or your under-aged daughter to this one". Which is a relief for us, because we're obviously targeting Grandads and under-aged sons. There's no way to comment directly on Kellie's site, but I've discovered her reviews are cross-posted on another theatre site where there IS a comment section... just sayin'...
A whole bunch of other "Burgers" have come along to see the show. Drej flew all the way from Broome, and had some lovely things to say. Mayhem and Enjoy Medway were both highly complimentary. There's also a host of mini-reviews on Twitter, if you search the hashtag #tassiebabes.
We've also had a couple of neat little feature articles on the show in both TimeOff and Scene magazines.
Due to a combined effort of sharp-eared radio listening-tweeters, we managed to get cast member Drew Jarvis onto Triple J yesterday afternoon, due to comedian Sam Simmons' obession with the axed Channel Nine show "The Shak". Drew played Curio on the show, and you can have a listen to his exchange with Sam here. It's about 48 minutes in, and he gets in a very classy plug. Drew will also be heading into the 4ZzZ studios on Sunday night to be a part of the Televised Revolution Logies special. I've requested the hosts Dan and Simon allow enough gaps between jokes about Richard Wilkins' appalling red carpet manner for Drew to mention the play.
I really want to encourage everyone to come and see The Tasmanian Babes Fiasco. I'm obviously biased, as I want to have big crowds for my actors, and to make the theatre as much cash as possible. But also because it's a good show, a fun show, a show that just wants you to lean back and have a laugh, free from any restraint of what theatre "could" or "should" be. I like to think that's what Shakespeare would have wanted.
You can book online through our secure web ticketing system. A note: John Birmingham and Simon Bedak (our illustrious playwright) will both be back on closing night, 15 May. If you want to come along for that night, you MUST book ahead - it will sell out.
Thanks to everyone who has supported and promoted the show so far - please keep it going. Word of mouth remains unbeaten as a publicity device.