A selection of shorts from The Blue Lagoon Caravan park as well as a glimpse of theatrical works The Ballad of Backbone Joe and ZOMBATLAND.
With 5 acclaimed theatrical works The Suitcase Royale’s have performed their distinctive ‘high-energy-live-music-australiana-comedy-visual-theatre-narratives’ all around the world. Works currently available for touring are the Australiana Film Noir comedy The Ballad of Backbone Joe and the Zombie Wombat caravan park comedy-horror that is ZOMBATLAND.
THE BALLAD OF BACKBONE JOE
A murder ballad of junkyard theatre, visual trickery, dark humor and rag’n’bone live music. The Ballad of Backbone Joe tells a hilariously daft and gruesome tale of a murder set in a small country town, cooked up the way only The Suitcase Royale lads can.
“EVERY once in a while show has the power to beguile its audience with the sheer breadth of its originality. They are superb, four stars.” The Scotsman
“Jules Verne meets The League of Gentlemen in this comic book of macabre characters come to life, five stars.” Broadwaybaby.com
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The Royale boys are back, bringing you another masterfully-mad tale from the dusty-plains of the Australian outback. Packed with smokin’ live music, junkyard sets and a caravan-full of the Suitcase Royale’s brand of twisted humour.
Welcome to the Blue Lagoon Caravan Park, an idyllic paradise somewhere in the dead heart of Australia. Wombats are the main attraction, loved by all, until something goes wrong, something goes very wrong! A mysterious disease has turned the Wombats into blood-thirsty demons.
The Suitcase Royale are an atom bomb of pure theatrical and comedy power! They are a band too.
The Suitcase Royale are an internationally acclaimed, award winning comedy-music-theatre group from Melbourne, Australia. The company is composed of writer/performers Glen Walton, JOF, Miles O’Neil and writer/director Tom Salisbury.
Since 2005 The Suitcase Royale have extensively toured the international and national comedy and theatre scene to critical acclaim.
They are the recipients of The Best Performance Award Melbourne Fringe Festival, The Golden Gibbo Award Melbourne Comedy Festival; they have been awarded 2 Green Room Awards and were nominated for a Total Theatre Award for Innovation at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. They have sold out seasons in the U.S. Europe and U.K. where at the Soho Theatre in London they were named both The Guardian’s Pick and Time Out Critics Choice. After releasing their self-titled Album in 2010, the company was hand-picked by Cate Blanchett to perform at the Sydney Theatre Company. Most recently The Suitcase Royale were awarded Best Theatre Show at the 2014 New Zealand Festival.
Touring highlights include:
Andy Warhol museum, PA, USA,
Sydney International Festival
Brisbane International Festival
Manitoba Theatre company. Edmonton, Canada
SOHO Theatre, London
Ruhrfestpiel Festival, Recklinhausen , Germany
World Theatre Festival, Brisbane
Perth International Festival
BURST Festival, London
Firguren Theatre Festival, Erlangen, Germany
Dublin International Festival, Ireland
“Visionary, emancipated and transformational…A work of theatre achingly undiluted joins the soul of madcap anarchy found in the best of the Marx brothers to the self-sufficient purity found in travelling tent shows.” Pittsburgh City Paper