Bennett Cooper Sullivan on stage in character as Bennett

Early Grave, Fashionably Late

Early Grave, Fashionably Late debuted at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, then dazzled at the Wexford Spiegeltent Festival. It comes to Canberra following a week-long run at the Butterfly Club in Melbourne as part of their curated summer season. This artfully embellished one-man show, with sleuthing, vermouthing, and a mimed penny- farthing chase, pays homage to the worlds of Arthur Conan Doyle, Jules Verne and Oscar Wilde. Comedy for those who keep their brow high and their bow tied.

Fearless explorer. Audacious dandy. Reluctant detective. An improbable account of the malodorous goings on of the night of 28 November 1889, and the events which followed – thrillingly re-enacted! Victorian Dublin's consummate gentleman-adventurer (and rakish raconteur) damn near loses a cufflink in an astonishing tale of derring-do – and don'ts. Murder! Villainy! Corruption! Hyperbole! Physical storytelling prowess, blending Lecoq-trained virtuosity with a Wildean flair.

“A wild adventure that will have you giggling the whole way through… A really well performed and funny piece of character storytelling that I would recommend to anyone interested in an in-depth yarn” (Broadway Baby)



Tuesday: 8pm



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