Across The Aisle



Across the Aisle is a podcast for people who love the performing arts but dont get along as much as they would like to. If youre looking to be inspired to see more shows, to have the theatre going experience demystified or would like to live vicariously through our show going hosts please subscribe on your favourite podcasting app or listen here.


  • Ep 48 - FINALE - Daddy, Blood Quantum

    Ep 48 - FINALE - Daddy, Blood Quantum

    02/07/2019 Duración: 41min

    Welcome to the LAST EPISODE of Across the Aisle. That's right, after 4 years and 48 episodes we are ending. This episode is our Yirramboi special, covering Joel Bray's Daddy and Ngioka Bunda-Heath and Tracey Bunda's Blood Quantum. Join us for a greatest hits look at our back catalogue during intermission - where we both award our top 3 of the past 4 years and a wooden spoon!

  • Ep 47 - The Aspie Hour, Single Asian Female

    Ep 47 - The Aspie Hour, Single Asian Female

    20/05/2019 Duración: 36min

    The gang saw Aspergers musical cabaret The Aspie Hour and Michelle Law's debut play Single Asian Female at Melbourne International Comedy Festival. During "Intermission" we talked the rest of the fest, primarily Maria Bamford, DeAnne Smith and Sweaty Pitts Pity Party. And in "Coming Soon" we chat our attendance at the Green Room Awards and the upcoming Australian Podcast Awards.

  • Ep 46 - Mr Burns, A Post-electric Play, Biladurang

    Ep 46 - Mr Burns, A Post-electric Play, Biladurang

    22/04/2019 Duración: 35min

    Hello! It's been too long since our last chat. In this episode the gang envision story telling beyond the apocalypse with Mr. Burns, a post-electric play by Lightning Jar Theatre; and we return to the lofty heights of the Sofitel to experience Joel Bray's immersive and intimate dance piece, Biladurang.

  • Ep 45 - Become The One, Barbara And The Camp Dogs

    Ep 45 - Become The One, Barbara And The Camp Dogs

    27/02/2019 Duración: 34min

    In this episode the gang discuss two vital, new Australian, works - Become the One by Lab Kelpie and Barbara and the Camp Dogs at Malthouse Theatre. During intermission things get heated when Carla and Philip discuss whether non-queer people should play queer roles and Coming Soon features all the women at Melbourne International Comedy Festival we would like to see.

  • Ep 44 - The Legend Of Queen Kong Episode II, The Maids

    Ep 44 - The Legend Of Queen Kong Episode II, The Maids

    18/02/2019 Duración: 31min

    This month Team Aisle go gayer and queerer than usual with our annual Midsumma show. We cover Sara Ward's incredible space rock opera The Legend of Queen Kong Episode II and our second show is Adam Ibrahim and Samuel Russo's queering of Jean Genet's The Maids.

  • Ep 43 - Infirmary

    Ep 43 - Infirmary

    02/01/2019 Duración: 28min

    Join us for a special episode covering The Infirmary - a Triage Live Art Collective immersive experience. This episode is told in the first person of our experience in surrendering to the process of death and care. We hope you enjoy it.

  • Ep 42 - Tash York - Bad Ass, Suddenly Last Summer

    Ep 42 - Tash York - Bad Ass, Suddenly Last Summer

    12/12/2018 Duración: 32min

    It's summer! The gang bring you all summer related goods including how to be a Badass by Tash York at The Butterfly Club and Suddenly Last Summer by Little Ones Theatre at Red Stitch. During intermission we discuss the mini-series Waco and King Lear via National Theatre Live. Coming soon heralds Midsumma - top picks include Merciless Gods, The Legend of Queen Kong Ep II + The Homosapiens. Also there is Christian Marclay's 24 hour video piece The Clock at ACMI and MON FOMA, Sydney Festival.

  • Ep 41 - Song For A Weary Throat, Re-Member Me

    Ep 41 - Song For A Weary Throat, Re-Member Me

    26/11/2018 Duración: 31min

    Melbourne International Arts Festival episode! The gang talk all things festival - featuring Song For a Weary Throat by Rawcus Ensemble (and featuring the Invenio Singers) and Re-Member Me by Dickie Beau. Intermission chats include the Elysian Ensemble and Hubei Symphony Orchestra.

  • Ep 40 - Do You Know Me?, Spartacus

    Ep 40 - Do You Know Me?, Spartacus

    19/10/2018 Duración: 36min

    This month the gang have two very disparate experiences - Do You Know Me? a site specific work on homelessness for Melbourne Fringe Festival and Spartacus, the brand new production of a very old tale by the Australian Ballet. During intermission MOMA at NGV a given D- and both hosts discuss their favourite works from the recent Fringe Festival. Coming soon recommends include classical music and visual art.

  • Ep 39 - Dybbuks, Blackie Blackie Brown

    Ep 39 - Dybbuks, Blackie Blackie Brown

    22/09/2018 Duración: 38min

    The gang are joined by a very special guest Richard Watts, Australia's pre-eminent arts journalist, arts advocate and homosexualist, together they cover Samarah Hersch's Dybbuks at Theatreworks and Nakkiah Lui's Blackie Blackie Brown at the Malthouse Theatre.

  • Ep 38 - William Tell, The Death Of Walt Disney

    Ep 38 - William Tell, The Death Of Walt Disney

    31/08/2018 Duración: 37min

    The gang go and see William Tell by Victorian Opera and The Death of Walt Disney by MKA. We talk feudal hipster DILFS, gender non-binary opera representations, exploding apple fails, soprano sexism, our current favourite podcasts, the myths about lemmings and Korean garbage disposal.

  • Ep 37 - Verve, Carrion

    Ep 37 - Verve, Carrion

    09/08/2018 Duración: 43min

    The gang see The Australian Ballet's latest contemporary dance piece "Verve" and Justin Shoulder's "Carrion" at Arts House, where the future human is a shapeshifting turtle. During intermission we revisit The Crown and Queer Eye and discuss snacking methods for festival season, our late MIFF picks and suggestions for stoner film experience

  • Ep 36 - The Nightingale And The Rose, Brothers Wreck

    Ep 36 - The Nightingale And The Rose, Brothers Wreck

    22/07/2018 Duración: 39min

    The gang get dilated pupils of lust at Little Ones Theatre adaptation of Oscar Wilde's poem The Nightingale and the Rose - staged at Theatre Works. They then spend quality time with an Indigenous family rocked by suicide in Brothers Wreck at The Malthouse. Both performances affected our hosts quite deeply.

  • Ep 35 - De Stroyed, House Of Bernarda Alba

    Ep 35 - De Stroyed, House Of Bernarda Alba

    25/06/2018 Duración: 38min

    Jasmine Moseley of the The Australian Ballet joins us for Intermission and Coming Soon - featuring the Head On Photo Festival and virtual reality in Canberra. This month's shows discussed are De Stroyed by Jillian Murray and Suzanne Chaundy Director at fortyfivedownstairs and The House of Bernarda Alba - an Australian reimagining of the Federico Garcia Lorca play, by Patricia Cornelius and Leticia Ines Caceres at Melbourne Theatre Company.

  • Ep 34 - Personal, Fleabag

    Ep 34 - Personal, Fleabag

    10/05/2018 Duración: 38min

    An intriguing pair of one-woman shows are discussed: Jodee Mundy's "Personal" at Arts House plus "Fleabag" by Phoebe Waller-Bridge at the Malthouse. Are family tragedies always comic? At intermission, contemporary art in Kyneton and "Unsane" on Soderbergh's phone.

  • Ep 33 - Abigails Party, Uncanny Valley, Girl

    Ep 33 - Abigail's Party, Uncanny Valley, Girl

    05/04/2018 Duración: 41min

    Our shows this month take us to 70's England, dripping with middle class malaise in Mike Leigh's Abigail's Party (via the MTC). We then move into industrialised robot lady future and beyond with Angela Goh's Uncanny Valley, Girl, as part of the Festival of Live Art. Carla and Phil also chat in depth about Phantom Thread, classical music in Collingwood carparks (Penny Quartet/Play On), Dark Mofo, MSO Metropolis new music festival and Fleabag.

  • Ep 32 - Hir, Good Muslim Boy

    Ep 32 - Hir, Good Muslim Boy

    22/03/2018 Duración: 39min

    This month the gang talk cycling in Melbourne, Queer Eye, Philip finds out what MAFS means and all our MQFF and Comedy Festival tips. But more importantly our shows for this month are Taylor Mac's Hir at Red Stitch and Good Muslim Boy at the Malthouse.

  • Ep 31 - Priscilla, Dragged

    Ep 31 - Priscilla, Dragged

    11/02/2018 Duración: 41min

    Happy Midsumma! This months episode celebrates all things queer and DRAG. Carla and Philip go and see two very different drags shows - the development separated by 20+ years but still very similar in sentiment. The reboot of the musical Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and the brand new play Dragged by Tasmanian playwright Andy Aisbett.

  • Ep 30 - 2017 Year In Review

    Ep 30 - 2017 Year In Review

    16/01/2018 Duración: 33min

    In this summer edition of the podcast, Carla and Philip remember their top cultural and theatrical experiences of 2017, awarding informal (but very prestigious) gongs to their Best Ofs. Stage shows are muddled in the second half of the episode with film, television, political movements and the visual arts.

  • Ep 29 - Pop Up Globe - Henry V, Birdcage Thursdays

    Ep 29 - Pop Up Globe - Henry V, Birdcage Thursdays

    13/12/2017 Duración: 31min

    In the true spirit of globalisation the gang go and see Henry the V by Shakespeare, presented by London's The Globe Theatre in a POP UP staffed by Kiwi actors, down at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl. Our second show this month is the new(ish) Australian play by Sandra Fiona Long - Birdcage Thursdays. A tender exploration about ageing parents, mental illness and social stigma.

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