Information

  • EVENT TYPE /

    Comedy

  • PLAYING /

    30 Mar – 8 Apr

  • WHERE /

    The Bagging Room

  • DURATION /

    60 mins

  • AGES /

    Recommended for audiences aged 16+

  • WARNING /

    Contains occasional coarse language

Fox Poncing
Geraldine Quinn

30 March – 8 April 2017

Information

  • EVENT TYPE /

    Comedy

  • PLAYING /

    30 Mar – 8 Apr

  • WHERE /

    The Bagging Room

  • DURATION /

    60 mins

  • AGES /

    Recommended for audiences aged 16+

  • WARNING /

    Contains occasional coarse language

Fox: red-haired omnivorous species introduced to Australia and widely considered a pest. Adept at getting into and out of sticky situations.

Poncing: magnificent, sparkling self-assured pomp and strut, oftentimes onstage. Reclaimed pejorative.

Bowie is dead. And becoming a songwriter increasingly seems a crap career choice. But Quinn (The Weekly, Spicks & Specks, RocKwiz, Upper Middle Bogan)is no quitter. When your hero releases an album two days before carking it, you don’t take breaks.

Fox Poncing bends genres, twists musical and gender stereotypes and asks some hard questions about Australia’s cultural cringe along the way. But most of all it is a suite of new songs from an award-winning cabaret artist who has a frankly baffling amount of bespoke sequinned jumpsuits in her wardrobe.

WINNER – Best Cabaret – NZ Fringe 2015

WINNER – Best Cabaret Artiste – Green Room Awards 2014

WINNER – Golden GIbbo Award – Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2011

Geraldine Quinn  has been nominated for almost 30 awards in the course of a decade-long career that spans Australia, New Zealand and Edinburgh. She has appeared on ABC TV’s Spicks and Specks, Adam Hills Tonight and Rockwiz. She has been a cabaret judge for Short + Sweet, Melbourne Fringe and the Green Room Awards. Her covers show Sunglasses at Night: The 80s Apocalypse Sing Along Cabaret sold out in Melbourne and Perth and earned her a third Best Cabaret Artiste nomination in the Green Room Awards.

Quinn’s second Moosehead Award supported show MDMA: Modern Day Maiden Aunt debuted in 2014 MICF and toured to New Zealand Fringe where it won the award for Best Cabaret. In Apri 2015, after four career nominations in the category, Quinn took home the Green Room Award for Best Cabaret Artiste for MDMA and All Out of Pride. She was invited to sing at the launch of the David Bowie Is…exhibition in Melbourne in 2015, and later that year launched her cabaret podcast Bang On The Strillers.

Magnificent on-stage charisma ... With the ballsy attitude she displays so convincingly here, she could always be a rock goddess instead. 

– Chortle (UK)

Why isn't Geraldine Quinn a superstar? She should be.

– The Age

WRITTEN & PERFORMED BY /  Geraldine Quinn
PERFORMERS / Mark Jones, Sonja Horbelt and Tristan Courtney

 Tickets

STANDARD
Wednesday – Sunday / $28

DISCOUNTED TICKETS
Concession / $23
Tightarse Tuesday / $20
Preview / $20
Group (6+) / $22

Production partners and supporters

Presented in the 2017 Melbourne International Comedy Festival.