After a fantastic debut at the 2014 Melbourne Fringe Festival, my one man improv show 'The Ronin' returns for two exclusive* engagements - The Adelaide Fringe Festival: Tuesday 3rd, Wednesday 4th & Thursday 5th March - go HERE for more info and to book tickets. Proudly part of On The Fly's Adelaide Impro Festival. (I'll also be teaching a workshop and taking part in other fantastic Festival shows - more info to come)
Then later in the month I will be back with 'Revenge of the Ronin' at the beautiful Butterfly Club for two weeks in theMelbourne International Comedy Festival. Tues 24th, Wed 25th, Sunday 29th, Tuesday 31st March & Wed 1st and Sunday 5th April. Visit the Butterfly Club HERE for more info and tickets.
More exciting news to come so stay tuned (sporadically) *Exclusive - i.e. never to be repeated.
Man Improv' just doesn't sound arty enough.
brings a new kind of adventure to the stage - one man improvisation! Lliam Amor
weaves the real and the surreal for breath-taking entertainment! Hot vaudeville
meets blood tingling, tempestuous theatre. A spontaneous, full-length World
Premiere that explodes with sizzling thrills you've never seen before - or will
It could be
simply described as a 'one man sketch show' but The Ronin is so much more. A
bespoke performance that utilises audience suggestions, found props and an
esoteric soundtrack to create a unique improvised experience. Creating all the
stories and characters onstage, Lliam Amor (Underbelly,
The Increasingly Handsome Adventures of Earl Bircher, Late Night Impro, Thank
God You're Here) morphs between scenarios, criss-crossing the narrative
with the oblique - the Ronin is never repeated the same way twice.
years of ensemble work this veteran improviser explores the missing link between
improv, sketch and stand up in his new solo show inspired by Chicago's popular,
long running format 'The Sybil',
created by Andy Eninger (The Second City).
Amor boldly steps into the light to explore his comedy sub-conscious with
spontaneity gone rogue.
In 2013 he
directed the Wizard Sandwiches in their award winning Fringe show The Last
Lunch and more recently appeared in Late
Night Impro, the Out of Print Book Club
and The Big Hoo Haa Danger Hour at
the 2014 Melbourne International Comedy
The show is
being directed by fellow comedy veteran, Jason Geary who shot to national
attention with his iselect advertisements.
"Lliam Amor beautifully inhabits
"...brought an irrepressible
energy to every scene he played." - impromelbourne.com.au
"This is comedy that relies more
on wit than shock and is all the better for this stroke of intelligence." – Catherine Lambert, Herald Sun
Here's something that is happening this Saturday and going right up until the end of the year. This fills me with joy and laughter and a smidgen of terror (which is how it should be). Here's the official blurb...
Exploding Cigar Productions and The Butterfly Club
THE RULE OF THREE
The Butterfly Club
Season dates: 10.30pm, Second
Saturday of the month (12 July, 16 August, 13
September, 11 October, 15 November, 13 December 2014)
Opening night: 10.30pm Saturday 12 July.
Stars of stage and screen, the funniest improvisers and
Melbourne’s best sketch comedians come out to play in this late night, lucky dip.
veteran Lliam Amor (Impro Melbourne, The Micallef Program) wanted a regular
room that catered to Melbourne’s burgeoning alternative improv and sketch scene,
so he has started one. Taking his cue from the explosion of these groups during
the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Lliam teamed up with Jason Geary (the iselect guy, Sketch-aggeddon) and Karl McConnell (SPARK Leadership, Calamity
Wayne) and created The Rule of Three.
noticed there was a plethora of great stand-up rooms but nothing really for the
brilliant sketch and improv acts amongst us… I have my roots in the old Last
Laugh Theatre Restaurant and I wanted a return to the “anything goes” comedy
community I had seen in the ‘80s and ‘90s.” said Lliam Amor. After much venue
and soul searching they engaged the magnificent Butterfly Club – right in the
heart of the city – for a monthly, late night experience.
show features talented, experienced (and exceptionally funny) improvisers and
performers doing some of the best comedy you'll see anywhere. The schedule is
loaded with variety, ranging from character comedy, improvisation, musical scenes,
duos and scripted sketch.
of the performers you are likely to see include: The Wizard Sandwiches, Lee
Naimo (The Axis of Awesome), Rama Nicholas (After Ever After), Adam McKenzie & Tegan Higginbotham (Watson), Ross Daniels (Graham Clone), Amanda Buckley (Impromptunes), Nicolette Minster (Girls Uninterrupted), Russell Fletcher, Geoff
Paine & Genevieve Morris (Spontaneous
Broadway), Damian Callinan (Out of
Print Book Club), Benjamin Russell, Jimmy James Eaton, Liam Ryan, Charlie
Sturgeon, Mark Gambino & Sophie Kneebone (The Big Hoo Haa), Gillian Cosgriff (This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things), Ben McKenzie (Dungeon Crawl), Anna Renzenbrink,Jamie Robertson (Impro Melbourne), Aurora Sheehan (Cabaret Queen), Helen Yotis (Eurobeat),
Vic Healy (We ♥
Tandy & George Gayler (Gameshow,
Gameshow), Karin Muiznieks, Xavier Michelides and more.
and performed by Lliam
Amor, Jason Geary & Karl McConnell
Butterfly Club, Carson Place, off Little Collins St, Melbourne Vic 3000
A world premiere first-look poster for the upcoming Fringe festival show. We have a name but what does it all mean? The rumour mill is again going mild with speculation. What do you think this cryptic clue means? Stay tuned for more info as it comes to hand.
pre-production in full-swing, a confirmed release date of September, 2014, has
been set for Lliam Amor’s highly anticipated Fringe festival show.
very excited to share the official 2014 release date for Lliam’s show,
where it will not only anchor the popular Fringe season but also ensure our
extraordinary theatre team has the time needed to deliver a sensational show,"
said a representative from Lliam Amor’s as-yet- unnamed Project.
The Show will be directed by Jason Geary
(Sketch-aggeddon, Spark, The i-Select guy) and is being devised
by Amor. Popular light and sound wizard, Josh Dore has also recently confirmed
his involvement as has the legendary space The Butterfly Club.
is scheduled to begin winter 2014 in a lounge room somewhere in the suburbs.
No word on the title yet but speculation has been rife "Lliam Amor: The Ancient Feart", "Lana Del Ray Winstone" and perhaps the most curious "Can you Feel the Amor Tonight?"
Amor and Exploding Cigar Productions has still not commented on the rumor.
Lliam Amor’s Facebook page has published a press release about his
upcoming Melbourne Fringe festival show that officially confirms rehearsals
will begin in June or July and speculates that the show will feature three new characters
together with some very familiar faces.
Check out the official statement below:
Lliam Amor and Exploding Cigar Productions are excited to announce that
principal brainstorming on his new project, directed by Jason Geary, will commence at
the end of May 2014, and will be based at Melbourne's legendary venue The ButterflyClub.
This will be the first Lliam Amor stage show to start in the month
of May. Known for his meticulous attention to hyperbole and self-aggrandizement,
his production crew will be documenting
the process for every installment of the Festival saga. Fans have
already set the internet forums ablaze with mild speculation about its title
and whether there will be nudity or strobe lighting. An official spokesperson
for Lliam Amor neither confirmed nor
denied this questioning, “Knowing Lliam as I do he’ll probably entertain the
thought of nudity but not in connection with this bold new venture… oh it might
feature three new characters together with some very familiar faces though... now
please excuse me I’m late for a meeting with SFX”. No further details on
casting or plot are available at this time. More information will be posted as
it comes to hand.