THE JINGLISTS – A new Musical

Published on 27th Jan, 2012

thejinglistsFrom the comedy duo Allsopp & Henderson is The Jinglists, playing at The Bondi Pavilion Theatre from January 31 to February 18. Directed by Jo Turner and with original direction by Darren Gilshenan, The Jinglists is a new musical by Warwick Allsopp and Tamlyn Henderson and is their second collaboration, after their successful debut with Porthole into the Minds of the Vanquished.

Agoraphobic jingle-writing geniuses Leigh and Loman live and work together in a state of dysfunction, and have not left their apartment in 30 years. Though barely on nodding terms with reality, they find comfort and meaning in their work, crafting brain-searing melodies for products they know little about. Their lives are thrown into turmoil, however, when they glimpse the girl of their dreams through the mail-hole. Can love redeem these two lovable misfits, or will they pummel each other into the abyss of madness?

Recipient of the 2008 Brian McCarthy Moosehead Award, The Jinglists was first performed at the 2008 Melbourne Comedy Festival. In 2010 it played at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival and the Underbelly in the 2010 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, before featuring at the prestigious Soho Theatre in London’s West End.

Director Jo Turner returns to the Bondi Pavilion Theatre with The Jinglists having directed Fools Island earlier this year. Turner’s directorial credits include; Assistant Director on Waiting for Godot; Associate Director on The Graduate; and Director for Sydney Opera House’s Darlingwood Tales, Tamarama Rock Surfers’ Cubbyhouse and Critical Stages/ Darlinghurst Theatre’s The No Chance in Hell Hotel to name a few.

Warwick Allsopp ‘s credits include The Dead Man Brake for Sydney Theatre Company, Titanic- The Musical and South Pacific for Seabiscuit Productions and I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change to name a few. His television credits include All Saints, Home & Away, Packed to the Rafters, the Australian telemovie Scorched, The Pacific (US), and Comedy Cuts (UK). Tamlyn Henderson’s credits include Sam Mendes’ Cabaret, Australian and Japanese tours of We Will Rock You and The Gruffalo AUS/UK tours to name a few. Henderson’s television and film credits include Careless Love, All Saints, L.A. Noire, Cedar Boys, Newton’s Dream, Love Letters, Dig and Man Love.

No-one can deny that its creators Warwick Allsopp and Tamlyn Henderson are powerful comic talents… It’s a very funny musical, an unsettling piece of physical theatre and an absurdist play, but more than this, it’s important to recognise just how much skilled character work underpins the parade of daft lyrics and psychological violence.

The Scotsman (2010)

Allsopp & Henderson compose brilliant verbal humour and memorable jingles… postmodern minstrels… their comedy is animated by a lightning intelligence.

The Age, 1 April 2008.

…midway between Beckett and the Boosh… This strong, unique sense of style is the stuff cults are made of… smart, distinctive and weirdly witty.

Chortle.com.uk, 3 April 2008

Co- Writers & Performers Warwick Allsopp & Tamlyn Henderson

Arrangements by &Sound Design James Collins

Original Direction Darren Gilshenan

Design Katherine Allsopp & Jemima Snars

The Jinglists

The Bondi Pavilion Theatre, Level 1, Bondi Pavilion Queen Elizabeth Drive Bondi Beach NSW 2026

DATES: January 31 – February 18

Opening Night Wednesday, 1 February 2012

TIMES: Tuesday – Saturday at 8pm; Sun 5 Feb at 5pm

TICKETS: Adult $33*; Conc $25*; Cheap Tuesdays & Previews $21*

BOOKINGS: Tamarama Rock Surfers www.rocksurfers.org.au or 8019 0282

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