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Boys Taste Better with Nutella
Boys Taste Better with Nutella is an award winning play about relationships and a certain delicious chocolate spread

Boys Taste Better with Nutella is an award-winning stage show that uses comedy, theatre and dance to tell a story about boys, relationships, growing up and an unhealthy love for Nutella and McDonald's fries.

This hilarious and very sticky show is currently showing at Lazy Susan's Comedy Den at the Brisbane Hotel at 292 Beaufort Street in Highgate from the February 1 to February 3 2019 as part of FRINGE WORLD Festival 2019. The show runs for 50 minutes and is held at 7pm each night. Tickets are $29 each. Boys Taste Better with Nutella is restricted to people 18 years and older and contains occasional swearing and sexual and mental health references.

Boys Taste Better with Nutella was co-created and written by Caitlin Hill and Peter Wood. It was co-directed by Caitlin Hill, Peter Wood and Kristen Maloney. Caitlin Hill stars as Aggy and Peter Wood stars as Frederick. Boys Taste Better with Nutella was awarded Best Production, Best Script and Best Actor at the Short Sweet Festival in 2016.

Boys Taste Better with Nutella
Caitlin Hill is an award-winning theatre, film, television actor and Australian YouTuber and Peter Wood is an award-winning actor and dancer.

Caitlin Hill is an Australian actress who has appeared in theatre, film and television and she was one of the first Australian YouTubers. Hill joined YouTube on 16 August 2006 under the user name TheHill88. Her videos quickly found an audience and she soon had a sizable viewership watching her channel.

In September 2007, Hill was part of the first group of YouTube personalities to sign up to the YouTube partnership program which gave them the ability to share in ad venue. Hill left YouTube in October 2007 to pursue outside interests. She returned to YouTube in August 2018 with a new channel called Snacks and Facts with Caitlin Hill. Her YouTube videos have amassed a view count of over 17 million.

In addition to her work on YouTube, Hill has appeared in theatre shows, art festivals, web series, and in TV and film. On 8 December 2008, she became the youngest recipient of the National Arts Club Medal of Honor. Caitlin Hill plays the boy crazy and Nutella obsessed Aggy in Boys Taste Better with Nutella.

Boys Taste Better with Nutella
Aggy (Caitlin Hill) and Frederick (Peter Wood) are addicted to food and socially anxious.

Peter Wood is an award-winning Australasian actor and dancer. He has a Bachelor of Acting and Performance from the University of Canberra and has appeared in a number of different theatre productions. Wood is also a trained vocalist who trained at the Djarts Voice Studio from 2011 to 2017. He was featured in the Brisbane Multi-Cultural Festival (2012), he was part of the opening act for Katon Bagaskara at Brisbane Powerhouse (2012), and he was part of the Djarts Annual Showcase at Metro Arts Centre from 2013 to 2016. Peter Wood plays the cheerful but socially anxious Frederick in Boys Taste Better with Nutella.

Boys Taste Better with Nutella
Who doesn't love Nutella?

I thought that Boys Taste Better with Nutella was an absolute riot. It was one of the most original and clever and FUNNY Fringe World shows that I have seen in years. It was set on a simple stage with a backdrop of a brick wall and a door with two microphones set up in front of the audience.

Hill and Wood were so good together. From the moment they entered the room with their arms held above their heads and muttering nervously to themselves, they had everyone's attention. Peter was dressed in shorts and a t-shirt and Caitlin was in a red dress with Nutella smeared up her arms. They ran up to the stage and music blared and they launched into an enthusiastic dance routine with a jar of Nutella.

Peter and Caitlin's acting was truly excellent in this show. They put a lot of effort into portraying Aggy and Frederick. Aggy and Frederick are best friends who met and bonded in the spreads aisle of Coles. Aggy and Frederick are both addicted to food and hopeless in the romantic department. After they both suffer another heartbreak, Aggy and Frederick decide to examine their past relationships to find out what they did wrong and to figure out how they can better themselves.

Boys Taste Better with Nutella was a light-hearted and quirky show that had the audience in stitches of laughter. Hill and Wood demonstrated excellent acting and comedic timing and I loved how they incorporated McDonald's French fries and Nutella into the show's dance routines and skits.

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Why? Boys Taste Better with Nutella is an award winning comedy show that uses comedic observations combined with dance moves and hazelnut spread to tell a coming of age story about relationships.
When: Feb 01 to Feb 03 at 7pm each night. The show runs for 50 minutes.
Where: Lazy Susan's Comedy Den, Upstairs at the Brisbane Hotel, 292 Beaufort St, Highgate, WA, 6003
Cost: $29 per person
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