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14–16 March 2024

Fresh from a sold-out season in the UK  award-winning comedian, singer and actor Michelle Brasier makes her return to Canberra to perform The Trilogy – a triple bill featuring her three critically acclaimed shows: Average Bear, Reform, and Legacy.
Michelle Brasier – Average Bear Thursday 14 March 2024, 6.30pm
Comedy star Michelle Brasier’s all-singing, all-joking, all-heartbreaking show – about her experience living in the shadows of a hereditary illness – has been a rocket to acclaim. It’s received rave reviews and multiple awards at Sydney and Melbourne comedy festivals, had sold-out runs in London and the Edinburgh Fringe, plus a Paramount+ comedy special. Average Bear tells the story of a family torn apart by grief, teenage fumblings in the dark and a bear with a deathly fear of hibernation. It reminds us that life is too short to waste and too long to take seriously.
Michelle Brasier – Reform Friday 15 March 2024, 6.30pm
Reform is a cautionary tale of an online scam and the urge to empathise with, understand, and become the emergency contacts of those who have done us wrong. A theatrical hour of storytelling and music, backed musically by Tim Lancaster and Jordan White. Maybe the real Facebook Marketplace is the friends we make along the way.
Michelle Brasier – Legacy Saturday 16 March 2024, 6.30pm
Michelle is on a plane, watching a documentary about pandas, trying to solve a mystery. In 2020, at Lido cinema, Michelle was handed an envelope with her name on it containing $10.50 in mostly coins. But it wasn't for her. Legacy is the search for another Michelle Brasier and the exploration of all the other women one woman could have been if she'd made different choices. Reaching out to strangers isn't always a good idea but Michelle has made lots of mistakes on the internet before. She might as well keep going. It's about sliding doors, the myth of Narcissus and building a legacy, whatever that is. Can women really have it all? Is it a good idea to fly United Airlines? Will the $10.50 make it to it's rightful owner? PURCHASE ALL THREE SHOWS AS 'THE TRILOGY' & SAVE! Give our friendly Canberra Ticketing Box Office team a call on (02) 6275 2700 during our opening hours to purchase all THREE Michelle Brasier performances at a package price. Want to book in to see multiple exciting Canberra Comedy Festival shows at Canberra Theatre Centre? Our Box Office team  can also assist in organising an amazing festival experience for you.
CANBERRA THEATRE CENTRE IS TRANSITIONING TO A NEW TICKETING SYSTEM Your experience matters to us. Be enlivened by the ease. Canberra Theatre Centre is transitioning to a faster, easier ticketing system, and you may notice some changes when you next purchase tickets with us. Read more about the transition here. If you have any questions about these changes, please contact our friendly Canberra Ticketing Box Office team on (02) 6275 2700 or email canberraticketing@act.gov.au.

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Synopsis

14–16 March 2024

Fresh from a sold-out season in the UK  award-winning comedian, singer and actor Michelle Brasier makes her return to Canberra to perform The Trilogy – a triple bill featuring her three critically acclaimed shows: Average Bear, Reform, and Legacy.

Michelle Brasier – Average Bear
Thursday 14 March 2024, 6.30pm

Comedy star Michelle Brasier’s all-singing, all-joking, all-heartbreaking show – about her experience living in the shadows of a hereditary illness – has been a rocket to acclaim. It’s received rave reviews and multiple awards at Sydney and Melbourne comedy festivals, had sold-out runs in London and the Edinburgh Fringe, plus a Paramount+ comedy special.

Average Bear tells the story of a family torn apart by grief, teenage fumblings in the dark and a bear with a deathly fear of hibernation. It reminds us that life is too short to waste and too long to take seriously.

Michelle Brasier – Reform
Friday 15 March 2024, 6.30pm

Reform is a cautionary tale of an online scam and the urge to empathise with, understand, and become the emergency contacts of those who have done us wrong. A theatrical hour of storytelling and music, backed musically by Tim Lancaster and Jordan White.

Maybe the real Facebook Marketplace is the friends we make along the way.

Michelle Brasier – Legacy
Saturday 16 March 2024, 6.30pm

Michelle is on a plane, watching a documentary about pandas, trying to solve a mystery.

In 2020, at Lido cinema, Michelle was handed an envelope with her name on it containing $10.50 in mostly coins. But it wasn’t for her. Legacy is the search for another Michelle Brasier and the exploration of all the other women one woman could have been if she’d made different choices.

Reaching out to strangers isn’t always a good idea but Michelle has made lots of mistakes on the internet before. She might as well keep going. It’s about sliding doors, the myth of Narcissus and building a legacy, whatever that is.

Can women really have it all? Is it a good idea to fly United Airlines? Will the $10.50 make it to it’s rightful owner?

PURCHASE ALL THREE SHOWS AS ‘THE TRILOGY’ & SAVE!
Give our friendly Canberra Ticketing Box Office team a call on (02) 6275 2700 during our opening hours to purchase all THREE Michelle Brasier performances at a package price.

Want to book in to see multiple exciting Canberra Comedy Festival shows at Canberra Theatre Centre? Our Box Office team  can also assist in organising an amazing festival experience for you.


CANBERRA THEATRE CENTRE IS TRANSITIONING TO A NEW TICKETING SYSTEM

Your experience matters to us. Be enlivened by the ease.

Canberra Theatre Centre is transitioning to a faster, easier ticketing system, and you may notice some changes when you next purchase tickets with us. Read more about the transition here. If you have any questions about these changes, please contact our friendly Canberra Ticketing Box Office team on (02) 6275 2700 or email canberraticketing@act.gov.au.

Dates & Times

Michelle Brasier – Average Bear:
Thursday 14 March 2024, 6.30pm

Michelle Brasier – Reform:
Friday 15 March 2024, 6.30pm

Michelle Brasier – Legacy:
Saturday 16 March 2024, 6.30pm

Details

PRESENTED BY:
Canberra Comedy Festival

CATEGORY:
Comedy

DURATION:
Approximately 60 minutes, with no interval.

WARNINGS:
This performance contains coarse language.

AGE SUITABILITY:
This performance is not suitable for audiences aged 15 and under.

VENUE:
The Courtyard Studio
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