Farrago Magazine

Interview: Creators of ‘The Days In Between’

CONTENT WARNINGS: TRAUMA, SEXUAL ASSAULT Madeleine Johnson interviews Sara Laurena [writer], Karla Livingstone-Pardy [director] and Freya McGrath [producer] of Four Letter Word Theatre’s ‘The Days In Between’. MJ: So, Sara, first things first: tell me about your creative process in writing this piece. SL: I began writing this show in the subject Scripts for Contemporary […]

Nine Must-Listen-To Podcasts Before Swotvac

About a year ago I became addicted to podcasts. If you ask anyone who knows me, they’ll tell you my addiction is ‘pretty annoying.’ As March was #trypod month, a National Public Radio (NPR) initiative celebrating podcasts, so there is no better time to start listening. To avoid scrolling through 250,000 obscurely named podcasts, here […]

Hockney Hacks

Like most exhibitions at the National Gallery of Victoria, it’s quite easy to say “oh yes I’ll go there soon. It’s on for three months anyway,” only to find that you’ve let time slip by and missed out. Either that or you’re still not that bourgeois as to be heading to the gallery on a […]

Interview: Des Bishop

When I meet Des Bishop, he’s wrapped head to toe in sports gear, “I walked here,” he tells me. I also know that Des can speak three languages and has been selling out his comedy festival shows after killer reviews. Is there anything this man can’t do? We get talking immediately in the studio, as […]

Interview: Tessa Waters

Tessa Waters is arguably Australia’s best physical sketch-comedian. Her sense of humour is novel, and weaves its way through the imagination – manifesting all kinds of hilarity from basically thin air. We race up four flights of stairs into the Radio Fodder studio, as Tessa keeps me laughing the whole way up through her funny […]

Interview: Rhys Nicholson

Rhys is known for his incredible wit on stage, as well as his candy-coloured hair and curved cheek bones. Nominated for Best Show at last year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Rhys’ show this year is called I’m Fine – which is symbolic of Rhys not wanting “people to expect so much”. However, having seen Rhys’ show […]

Review – An Evening of Total BS

Everyone knows a girl like Bec Somers. She’s that always-enthusiastic, painfully-shallow girl who won’t stop bragging about being toned, vegan and gluten-free. Melissa Tracina, under the direction of Tim McDonald, adopts the persona of Bec Somers – ‘a wellness coach, health blogger, nutritionist, naturopath, and nutritiopath.’ The show parodies the often ridiculous and unrealistic nature […]