Mediawhore at Melbourne Cabaret Festival 2016

No we are not being derogatory about someone at the Melbourne Cabaret Festival. This is the tittle of the show, Mediawhore, we are working on with the incredible Isabella Valette!

IMG_3168Do you hate reality television? Perhaps it’s your guilty pleasure?

Meet the most fame hungry narcissist in social media history. April Fools, a young aspiring actress who realises that all her dreams could be fulfilled via the launch pad of reality TV. April is determined to remain famous, whatever the cost!

Between interviews with her super-casual yet cutthroat agent, parasitic journalists and ruthless audition panels, April is forced to delve deeper into what an audience really wants to see.

Valette brings a reworked version of ‘Mediawhore’ (formerly ‘Media Release’) to probe the relentless rise of instant celebrity culture, its stars, the entertainment industry, social media and the effect that all this has on our psyches.

Venue: The Space, corner of Carlton and Little Chapel streets, Prahran
Dates: Wednesday 15 June – Friday 17 June, 2016
Time: 7pm
Tickets: $37 full, $33 concession & groups of 6+, $29 for a festival friend pass holder
Bookings: http://www.melbournecabaret.com/mediawhore

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Valette debuted a sell out season at Melbourne Fringe and was mentioned by The Herald Sun in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival as a ‘newcomer generating buzz’. Valette is also a member of prestigious Melbourne based improvisation troupes, ‘Impromptunes,’ and ‘The Big HOO-HAA!’ Valette will travel to Europe in July to perform her sassy brand of comedy and also join ‘Impromptunes’ for a run at Underbelly Edinburgh Fringe 2016.

With the help of Director Fiona Scott-Norman and choreography by Jason Teasdale, Valette is able to present Melbourne audiences with a more interactive version of the show. Musical input by Isaac Heyward and Rainer Pollard makes this show right at home at the Melbourne Cabaret Festival 2016.

Whether it’s competing for the affections of men, or letting her body take centre stage over her talents, April must confront these barriers if she’s truly going to make it. With a gripping storyline, concise comic timing and cleverly reworked pop songs, ‘MediaWhore’ is both humorous and thought provoking.

★★★★ “Powerhouse…a must-watch” – The Advertiser (Adelaide)

★★★★ “A smart, funny exposé of the reality of reality TV” – The Music (Melbourne)

★★★★ Quirky and entertaining” – Rip it Up (Adelaide)

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