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Saturday 23 March 2024 5pm

Actor, writer, and exceptional storyteller, Rob Carlton tells four true stories: sexual taboos, big lies, deep heartaches, and blind hope. In this encore, Rob brings back the stories from his sold out 2023 Canberra Comedy Festival show. Directed by theatre and comedy legend Darren Gilshenan, Rob’s four stories deliver every emotion. Story 1: Rob investigates the rights and wrongs of cousin love; his best mate got caught. Story 2: Rob’s employed to fly across the world and onto a film set as a continuity expert; but he isn’t one. Story 3: After the passing of his father, Rob sets out on a bike ride… with his dad on his back. Story 4: Searching for a mid-career pivot, Rob steps into the highly competitive world of musical theatre ­– but can he sing? Audiences leave in love with the world having laughed and cried and laughed again and, for an hour at least, they’ll feel life is beautiful, even the broken bits. "JUST SUPERB!" – Michala Banas "COMPLETELY RIVETING - A MASTERCLASS!" – Samuel Johnson "HIS STORIES SHOOT YOU THROUGH AN EMOTIONAL PINBALL MACHINE." – Josh Lawson "I'VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING QUITE LIKE IT - THIS THING OF SIMPLE STORY TELLING. THE LAUGH STUFF COMES THICK AND FAST. BUT IT WAS THE HEART STUFF I TOOK HOME WITH ME." – Trent Dalton Want to book in to see multiple exciting Canberra Comedy Festival shows at Canberra Theatre Centre? Give our friendly Canberra Ticketing Box Office team a call on (02) 6275 2700 during our opening hours and they can 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

Saturday 23 March 2024
5pm

Actor, writer, and exceptional storyteller, Rob Carlton tells four true stories: sexual taboos, big lies, deep heartaches, and blind hope. In this encore, Rob brings back the stories from his sold out 2023 Canberra Comedy Festival show.

Directed by theatre and comedy legend Darren Gilshenan, Rob’s four stories deliver every emotion.

Story 1: Rob investigates the rights and wrongs of cousin love; his best mate got caught.

Story 2: Rob’s employed to fly across the world and onto a film set as a continuity expert; but he isn’t one.

Story 3: After the passing of his father, Rob sets out on a bike ride… with his dad on his back.

Story 4: Searching for a mid-career pivot, Rob steps into the highly competitive world of musical theatre ­– but can he sing?

Audiences leave in love with the world having laughed and cried and laughed again and, for an hour at least, they’ll feel life is beautiful, even the broken bits.

“JUST SUPERB!” – Michala Banas

“COMPLETELY RIVETING – A MASTERCLASS!” – Samuel Johnson

“HIS STORIES SHOOT YOU THROUGH AN EMOTIONAL PINBALL MACHINE.” – Josh Lawson

“I’VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING QUITE LIKE IT – THIS THING OF SIMPLE STORY TELLING. THE LAUGH STUFF COMES THICK AND FAST. BUT IT WAS THE HEART STUFF I TOOK HOME WITH ME.” – Trent Dalton

Want to book in to see multiple exciting Canberra Comedy Festival shows at Canberra Theatre Centre? Give our friendly Canberra Ticketing Box Office team a call on (02) 6275 2700 during our opening hours and they can 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.

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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