Across the Aisle is a podcast for people who love the performing arts but don’t get along as much as they would like to. If you’re looking to be inspired to see more shows, to have the theatre going experience demystified or would like to live vicariously through our show going hosts please subscribe on your favourite podcasting app or listen here.
Ep 48 - FINALE - Daddy, Blood Quantum
Welcome to the LAST EPISODE of Across the Aisle. That's right, after 4 years and 48 episodes we are ending. This episode is our Yirramboi special, covering Joel Bray's Daddy and Ngioka Bunda-Heath and Tracey Bunda's Blood Quantum. Join us for a greatest hits look at our back catalogue during intermission - where we both award our top 3 of the past 4 years and a wooden spoon!
Ep 47 - The Aspie Hour, Single Asian Female
The gang saw Aspergers musical cabaret The Aspie Hour and Michelle Law's debut play Single Asian Female at Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
During "Intermission" we talked the rest of the fest, primarily Maria Bamford, DeAnne Smith and Sweaty Pitts Pity Party. And in "Coming Soon" we chat our attendance at the Green Room Awards and the upcoming Australian Podcast Awards.
Ep 46 - Mr Burns, A Post-electric Play, Biladurang
Hello! It's been too long since our last chat. In this episode the gang envision story telling beyond the apocalypse with Mr. Burns, a post-electric play by Lightning Jar Theatre; and we return to the lofty heights of the Sofitel to experience Joel Bray's immersive and intimate dance piece, Biladurang.
Ep 45 - Become The One, Barbara And The Camp Dogs
In this episode the gang discuss two vital, new Australian, works - Become the One by Lab Kelpie and Barbara and the Camp Dogs at Malthouse Theatre. During intermission things get heated when Carla and Philip discuss whether non-queer people should play queer roles and Coming Soon features all the women at Melbourne International Comedy Festival we would like to see.
Ep 44 - The Legend Of Queen Kong Episode II, The Maids
This month Team Aisle go gayer and queerer than usual with our annual Midsumma show. We cover Sara Ward's incredible space rock opera The Legend of Queen Kong Episode II and our second show is Adam Ibrahim and Samuel Russo's queering of Jean Genet's The Maids.
Ep 43 - Infirmary
Join us for a special episode covering The Infirmary - a Triage Live Art Collective immersive experience. This episode is told in the first person of our experience in surrendering to the process of death and care. We hope you enjoy it.
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I love the insight, and the humour.
I'm not the kind of person who can make it out to every performing arts gig that's happening in Melbourne, so it was so lovely to discover Across the Aisle - it's now my quick fix for insighful arts commentary. I love the depth and warm humour that Carla and Philip bring to every episode. Listening to this podcast is immensely satisfying, like that post-show drink and discussion you have after a night out with friends! Thanks peeps!
Excellent Theatre Poscast by down to earth humans
Brilliant, informative, funny, and great to listen to. Actually always enjoy and look forward to hearing these two discuss theatre, melbourne and pop culture. Theres no smug or alienating or pretentious chatter here like the appalling Witness- this is a podcast by people who LOVE going to theatre for people who LOVE going to theatre. They speak about the experience in relatable, down to earth, and engaging ways. This podcast is helping theatre become accessible again! Thank you!
Arts critic in full 3D
With the sharp eyes and tongues of the two hosts operating in perfect stereo, this podcasts brings up the full relief of the plays it discusses, revealing crags and crevices where you didn't expect them. Laughs and insights every minute - absoutely love it!