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Come join Big Fork Theatre for Dinner With Friends!
From Brisbane’s hottest improv comedy company, Big Fork Theatre, comes a new show for the Anywhere Festival – Dinner With Friends!
In keeping with the spirit of Anywhere Festival, the show takes place in one of Brisbane’s most popular cafes – East Brisbane gem the Smug Fig – and explores the humour inherent in the humble dinner with friends.
Show Director and Big Fork Theatre co-founder Jim Reynolds talked a little about his rationale behind the show, “This was one of those shows where the venue came first and we built a show around that. I’ve been friends with the Smug Fig guys for years and always thought it’d be a great place for an Anywhere show.”
“Our audiences are actually going to decide what the relationships between the characters are before our talented group of comedic actors will bring them to life.”
As has become Big Fork Theatre’s trademark, the content of the show will be improvised based on the relationships the audience wants to see on the night. The founders of Big Fork Theatre have all trained in improvisation at the big U.S. improv schools, including the Upright Citizens’ Brigade and Chicago’s iO Theatre, training grounds of Amy Poehler, Tina Fey and Mike Myers, to name a few.
Dinner With Friends joins Big Fork Theatre’s other show at the 2019 Anywhere Festival, Road Trip as for the first time Big Fork puts on two improvised shows at the Festival. This move is based upon Big Fork Theatre’s previous success at the Anywhere Festival, but also their growing performer base coming out of the expansion of their improv training program.
“We’ve had great success with Around the Campfire and Infinite Skies in previous years at the Anywhere Festival – we’ve actually just finished a Brisbane Powerhouse run of Around the Campfire at the Brisbane Comedy Festival – so we thought we’d stretch ourselves this year.”
“It’s been really encouraging to see our performer base grow over the last few years, and each of our Anywhere Festival shows has historically had a few of Brisbane’s up-and-coming improv stars from our training programs alongside our experienced performers, which is really exciting for me to see, as one of the brains behind Big Fork.”
Big Fork theatre is a 2017 and 2018 Anywhere Festival Award Winner for previous shows Infinite Skies and Around the Campfire.
Big Fork Theatre in association with Anywhere Theatre Festival presents Dinner With
Friends , a fully improvised comedy that explores the hilarity at the core of the humble
Presented with the generous support of the Smug Fig.
Jim Reynolds – contact@ bigforktheatre.com 0452 417 006
Presented by Big Fork Theatre, Brisbane’s home of improvisation and sketch comedy.
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Venue: The Smug Fig, 999 Stanley St East Brisbane
Dates: Saturdays 18 and Sunday 19 May
Tickets: $20 full price, $15 concession
Tickets Available online through the Anywhere Theatre Festival Website