Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Ronin is Live!

Because 'One Man Improv' just doesn't sound arty enough.

The Ronin 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 again! Hyperbole!!

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.

After twenty 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 Festival.

The show is being directed by fellow comedy veteran, Jason Geary who shot to national attention with his iselect advertisements.

"Lliam Amor beautifully inhabits the machismo..." -

"...brought an irrepressible energy to every scene he played." -

"This is comedy that relies more on wit than shock and is all the better for this stroke of intelligence." – Catherine Lambert, Herald Sun

VENUE - The Butterfly Club - 5 Carson Pl Melbourne, Victoria 3000
DATES - 16-17 and 23-24 September 2014.
TIME - 9.30pm (60min)
TICKETS - Full: $21 Concession: $16 Group: $16
TO BOOK - visit or call (03) 9660 9666