FRINGE WORLD multi-award winners Holland St Productions present:
WHAT DOESN’T KILL YOU [blah blah] STRONGER
A wickedly funny new cabaret featuring bizarre and
extraordinary tales of survival from all over the world.
A river guide gets swallowed by a hippopotamus…and survives.
A British stewardess makes it through not one, not two, but three shipwrecks,
including the maiden voyage of the ill-fated Titanic.
An Alabama housewife gets hit by a meteorite, and lives to tell the tale!
These true stories, and more, make up WHAT DOESN’T KILL YOU [blah blah] STRONGER, a love letter to misfortune, and a tribute to those unlucky (or lucky?) souls who managed to escape it.
Featuring local performers Erin Hutchinson and Tyler Jacob Jones, with musician Joshua Haines playing a vibrant original score by composer Robert Woods, WHAT DOESN’T KILL YOU [blah blah] STRONGER is a unique, hilarious Fringe experience not to be missed.
Presented by Holland St Productions, the team behind Fringe favourites Dr Felicity Rickshaw’s Celebrity Sex Party (720 ABC Theatre Award – WA Winner), Point & Shoot (Martin Sims Award 2014, Artrage Theatre Award 2014, Sydney Fringe Musical Theatre & Cabaret Award 2014, Brighton Fringe Argus Archangel Award 2015) and Falling to the Top (Artrage Theatre Award 2013 – WA Winner), as well as newly created musical Summer Of Our Lives (Malcolm Robertson Foundation Award Winner – Black Swan Emerging Writers Group 2017).
Praise for Holland St Productions:
“Holland St Productions is the tiny Perth theatre company that can.” (David Zampatti, The West Australian)
“Jones and Woods are clearly steeped in musical theatre lore, and fool around with it with enormous confidence.” (Michael Brindley, Stage Whispers)
“A small company, with a big show and bigger hearts…it’s what we love about Fringe.” (BN1 Magazine – Brighton, UK)
|Ace’s Cabaret, Downstairs At The Maj
His Majesty’s Theatre
825 Hay St, Perth
|7.30pmTuesday 13th to Saturday 17th
Tickets: www. fringworld.com.au/ www.ptt.wa.gov.au / 6212 9292
ABOUT THE CREATIVES
Erin Hutchinson is an accomplished actor, singer and theatre-maker is also performing in Shaken: A James Bond Cabaret this Fringe. Most recently seen in the reading of new musical Summer Of Our Lives for the Black Swan Emerging Writers Group, other works with Holland St include award winning musicals Point & Shoot, and Dr Felicity Rickshaw’s Celebrity Sex Party, along with children’s show An Extraordinary Tale. She directed & choreographed Gutenberg! The Musical, and with Tyler Jacob Jones, Erin also produced and performed in the successful cabaret series Homestyle Cabaret.
Previous roles outside of Holland St include The Crossing (The Last Great Hunt), Skin Deep (Pickering Productions), Multiverse Theory in D (Ellandar Productions), and the title role in Becky Peterson Will Punch You In The Face (The Cutting Room Floor). She wrote and performed in The Dummies Guide To Opera, starred in Cats, and also played in the Laurence Olivier Award winning production of La Boheme in London for four months. Choral experience includes Lux Et Veritas, WA Opera Chorus, and the London Philharmonic Choir. Always willing to contribute behind the scenes, she was recently involved as Co-Producer & Production Manager for Once We Lived Here (Blue Room Audience Development Award, Best Production Team 2017), and she shares local theatre news on Capital Events 101.7FM.
Performer/ Book & Lyrics/ Co-devisor
Tyler is a Perth based actor, singer, playwright and director, with a wide range of credits to his name. He completed the Certificate II in Musical Theatre at WAAPA and holds a degree in Performance and Drama Education from Edith Cowan University. Tyler is a creative and Director for Holland St Productions with Robert Woods, writing three award winning musicals Falling To The Top, Point & Shoot, and Dr Felicity Rickshaw’s Celebrity Sex Party. He was a mentee with ATYP (2014), and part of the Black Swan Theatre Company Emerging Writers Group (2017). Tyler’s other writing credits include the critically acclaimed play F*@K Decaf, the political satire Becky Peterson Will Punch You In The Face, successful cabaret Skin Deep (co-written by Cynthia Fenton), family friendly musical An Extraordinary Tale (co-written by Steve Robinson), and short plays Jacinta’s Ball, We Can Do Better and Sex and Flan.
As a performer Tyler has played principal roles his shows Point & Shoot, and Dr Felicity Rickshaw’s Celebrity Sex Party as well as in Gutenberg, The Mikado, The Land Of Smiles, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Spamalot, Bare: A Pop Opera, Falsettos, Second Samuel, Curtains and Blood Brothers. With Erin Hutchinson he has produced and performed for numerous shows for the Homestyle Cabaret series.
A talented composer and film maker, Robert is in high demand across Australia. He has worked in the film industry for many years as an editor, VFX compositor and composer. Notable credits include the feature film Wasted on the Young (Assistant Editor, VFX), the segment Abbreviations from Tim Winton’s The Turning (composer), the animated television series Dogstar (editor, effects compositor), and CinefestOZ favourites from ABC Iview, DAFUQ (graphics) and The Shapes (animator and post-production). His latest project, web series Like You, was nominated for Best Australian Comedy and won Best Editor at the Melbourne WebFest 2017.
A creative and Director of Holland St Productions, Robert has written four original musicals: Delicious House (book & lyrics), and Falling To The Top, Point & Shoot and Dr Felicity Rickshaw’s Celebrity Sex Party with Jones, performing in Point & Shoot and Dr Felicity Rickshaw’s Celebrity Sex Party. Outside of Holland St Productions Robert has composed for Laika (Blue Room Member’s Choice Award, 2017), 10,000 (Subiaco Theatre Festival 2017), So You Think You’re Charlie Smith (Blue Room, 2017), Bus Boy (winner FRINGE WORLD Theatre Award 2017), Girl In The Wood (winner Melbourne Tour Ready Award 2016), and sound design for Jesus: No Ordinary Life (Blue Room, 2015). He is a regular feature for the improvised musical show, Impromptunes, and for Perth’s favourite improv comedy troupe The Big Hoo-Haa.
For more information see www.hollandstproductions.com