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LaMama4Kids: The Wholesome Hour

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What happens when award-winning physical comedians get locked in with a five-year-old?

The Wholesome Hour is a brand new, wild and raucous online sketch comedy special for kids aged 5-10. Produced by award-winning queer comedy troupe PO PO MO CO, it will make its debut on the La Mama for Kids channel on August 11th, 2020.

In March Melbourne was hit with Lockdown 1.0. It was a time to really get to know your housemates. Luckily this East Brunswick sharehouse chose their housemates well. Four of them are award-winning physical comedians, the fifth a multi-instrumentalist. Add to that a lounge room full of costumes and props, plus a five-year-old doing remote learning. Naturally, creative anarchy ensued. The result is a hilarious new comedy work for screen featuring songs, puppetry, mischief and bum jokes.

The show takes inspiration from Round the Twist, The Ferals, Lift Off, Recovery and of course Play School. "We are unashamedly inspired by the Aussie shows that delighted us as kids," says PO PO MO.

CO Artistic Director Kimberley Twiner. "We want to make kids work that has a new bent to it, that is about embracing wildness and celebrating how wonderfully psychedelic this world is."

The Wholesome Hour is produced by Green Room Award nominated queer physical comedy ensemble PO PO MO CO - whose playful ensemble work and clowning always sets them apart. This is a new collaboration between Kimberley Twiner (PO PO MO CO), Lily Fish (PO PO MO CO), Ell Sachs (The Travelling Sisters), Angela Fouhy (Maggot), Jack Lewis (Musician) and Sebastian Berto (Animator).

Supported by La Mama Theatre, City of Melbourne and Creative Victoria.

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