September 23rd – 30th, 2017
Melbourne Fringe Festival
“Alice Tovey’s insightful musical comedy skewers gender expectations” – The Age
“Humour for the thinking person wrapped up in masterful music, witty repartee, and some self-deprecating insight” ★★★★★ – Weekend Notes
“Fans of Tom Lehrer, or Tim Minchin, will be right at home here…The audience received a veritable cornucopia of sonic delights” – Australian Arts Review
WINNER | Best Emerging Artist, Adelaide Fringe Weekly Awards
NOMINEE | Best Original Songs, Green Room Awards
Award winning duo Alice Tovey and Ned Dixon are rewriting the man-ual with their exciting new show, Mansplaining.
“Fierce operatic rock goddess” (Aussie Theatre) Tovey and powerhouse composer Dixon return to the stage in their third collaboration to take audiences on a journey of masculinity, misogyny and the millennial man.
Alice and Ned’s previous productions Malice and Personal Messiah won over audiences and critics during sold out seasons in both Melbourne and Adelaide. Their unforgettable original songs are “polished, personable and pitch perfect” (Radio Adelaide) and razor-sharp humour “sassy, smart and sultry” (The Plus Ones). If you think that’s impressive alliteration, just wait til you hear some of Alice’s new lyrics – they certainly give her 9 minute beat poem about Beyonce a run for it’s money.
Amidst a jam-packed 2016, Malice (featuring songs about everything from Karl Stefanovic to anti-vaxxers) earned a Green Room Award nomination for Best Original Songs and won an Adelaide Fringe Weekly Award for Best Emerging Artist. In addition to their collaborative work, Alice featured in Melbourne Recital Centre’s Wagner in Paris, and Ned was invited to premiere a selection of new work at Composure, an emerging composers event presented by Arts Centre Melbourne and Chroma Collective.
“Blue Suit” by Alice Tovey & Ned Dixon, from Malice (2015)