Welcome to debase
Creating brilliant new comedies
Working in Brisbane and Melbourne; touring nationally and internationally, debase has been producing new shows since 1998. debase produces a wide range of work for a wide range of audiences; from children’s theatre, to comic drama, to cabaret. For debase, the relationship with our audience is paramount – this is reflected in the way we create and program work with and for specific audiences.
debase in 2015
One actor, fifty-five minutes, five spoilt women. Writen and performed by Liz Skitch and directed by Fiona Scott-Norman. After critically acclaimed seasons at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Brisbane Powerhouse Spoilt is touring Queensland in October and November 2015.
“Simply ahhhh-mazing.” – Heckler.
Hurry Up and Wait
A unique blend of Buster Keaton and Samuel Beckett loaded with exquisite physical comedy. Featuring Liz Skitch and Clint Bolster, this show has delighted 3–8 year olds around the world. Hurry up and Wait will appear at the Redland Performing Arts Centre Cleveland, and at Artsworx Toowoomba in February.
“This is a truly happy, fun and intelligent show.” ★★★★★ – Broadway Baby, Edinburgh.
A funny and gritty play about love, chaos… and fried chicken. Written by Robert Kronk and Howard Cassidy and developed with Central Queensland mining communities. Fly-In Fly-Out is touring Queensland in March and June 2015.
“… exceptional script and cast … a heartfelt and engaging coming of age comedy.” – Scenestr.
“You and your students will love it!” – Debb Wall, Capalaba State College.
Lily Can’t Sleep
A charming comedy for children created by comedy duo Liz Skitch and Bridget Boyle for the Out of the Box Festival and Queensland Theatre Company in 2006. Lily Can’t Sleep returns for a short season at the Jetty Memorial Theatre Coffs Harbour in February.
The Moulin Beige
Paris is home to The Moulin Rouge but Melbourne prefers her cheeky little sister, The Moulin Beige. Blending stand up comedy, cabaret and variety this old school vaudeville night will leave you feeling delightfully entertained. If you’re in Melbourne, make sure you get along to this monthly event!
Keep an eye out for …
The Furze Family Variety Hour
Starring Leon Cain and Helen Cassidy and directed by Bridget Boyle, this is an old-school vaudeville extravaganza with a modern twist! Furze Family Variety Hour premiered at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts as part of the Brisbane Festival in 2014 and will return in 2016.