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The Man And The Moon At The Butterfly Club

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I am a director, playwright, and theatre critic with a Masters in Writing for Performance. You can check out my my portfolio and musings at www.samsaradunston.blogspot.com.au
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Ride the lunar tide to love
The Man And The Moon is a cabaret chock full of new Australian music and is playing at The Butterfly Club in December. Complete with a 3-piece band, The Butterfly Club Director Simone Pulga assures us this is a show for the Glitterati of Melbourne!

The Man And The Moon, The Butterfly Club, St John Cowcher, Smith
St John Cowcher


Following​ ​a​ ​rather​ ​unremarkable​ ​work​ ​BBQ,​ ​​The Man and The Moon ​is​ ​a​ ​creation​ ​of​ ​three leading​ ​Perth​ ​theatre​ ​makers​ ​telling​ ​a​ ​story​ ​of​ ​self​ ​discovery​ ​that​ ​sees​ ​the​ ​hero​ ​fall​ ​for​ ​the gravitational​ ​and​ ​romantic​ ​pull​ ​of​ ​the​ ​big​ ​cheese​ ​in​ ​the​ ​sky.​ ​Waking​ ​up​ ​to​ ​realise​ ​life​ ​has​ ​lost​ ​its twinkle,​ ​St​ ​John​ ​Cowcher​ ​takes​ ​the​ ​audience​ ​on​ ​a​ ​lunar​ ​tide​ ​​ ​(that​ ​just​ ​happens​ ​to​ ​house​ ​a sultry​ ​New​ ​York​ ​jazz​ ​band)​ ​- ​a​ ​journey​ ​through​ ​all​ ​reasons​ ​why​ ​life​ ​has​ ​lost​ ​its​ ​twinkle.

This​ ​charming​ ​piece​ ​of​ ​theatre​ ​starring​ ​​Cowcher​ ​(​The Red Balloon,​ ​​Laika,​ ​​The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik)​ ​with​ ​music​ ​by​ ​Brett​ ​Smith​ ​(​Elephents,​ ​​Venus in Fur)​ ​​ ​promises poignancy,​ ​laughs​ ​and​ ​an​ ​ethereal​ ​score​ ​performed​ ​by​ ​a​ ​three-piece​ ​jazz​ ​band.

The Man And The Moon, The Butterfly Club, St John Cowcher, Brett Smith
St John Cowcher and band in rehearsal


Cowcher​ ​has​ ​spent​ ​the​ ​past​ ​three​ ​years​ ​touring​ ​the​ ​globe​ ​as​ ​the​ ​lead​ ​in​ ​world-beating juggernaut​ ​​The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik and​ ​international​ ​fringe​ ​favourite​ ​and​ ​Montreal​ ​Just For​ ​Laugh's​ ​award​ ​winning​ The Ballad of Frank Allen. Leading​ ​Perth​ ​sound-designer​ ​and musician​ ​Smith​ ​will​ ​also​ ​put​ ​his​ ​stamp​ ​on​ ​the​ ​production,​ ​leading​ ​the​ ​sultry,​ ​jazz​ ​bar style ​band that​ ​ties​ ​together​ ​the​ ​action​ ​throughout​ ​the​ ​play.

As​ ​part​ ​of​ ​the​ ​​Butterfly Club's curated​ ​Summer​ ​program,​ ​this​ ​production​ ​promises​ ​to​ ​be​ ​nothing short​ ​of​ ​spectacular​ ​with​ ​a​ ​slew​ ​of​ ​award​ ​nominations,​ ​including​ ​the​ ​Martin​ ​Sims​ ​Award​ ​for​ ​Best New​ ​Show.​ ​

The Man And The Moon, The Butterfly Club, St John Cowcher, Brett Smith
St John Cowcher


Travelling​ ​all​ ​the​ ​way​ ​from​ ​Perth​ ​the​ ​show​ ​is​ ​produced​ ​by​ ​Variegated​ ​Productions,​ ​a company​ ​bringing​ ​together​ ​collaborators​ ​from​ ​different​ ​disciplines​ ​in​ ​the​ ​spirit​ ​of​ ​play​ ​and experimentation.​

If​ ​T​he Man and The Moon​​ is​ ​anything​ ​to​ ​go​ ​by,​ ​the​ ​sky's​ ​the​ ​limit​ ​for​ ​this incredibly​ ​talented​ ​collective​ ​and​ ​Melbourne​ ​audiences​ ​have​ ​one​ ​week​ ​only​ ​to​ ​catch​ ​a​ ​glimpse at​ ​this​ ​incredible​ ​piece​ ​of​ ​theatre.
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Why? Experience a brand new Australian cabaret
When: 5 - 10 December 2017
Phone: 03 9663 8107
Where: The Butterfly Club
Cost: From $25
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