An intimately revealing comic cabaret with the acclaimed Liz Skitch.
“It’s like she’s working magic on the audience.” – The Pun, Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Wearing nothing but heels, fishnets and a strategically placed accordion, no one is safe in this tell-all tale of Liz’s extraordinary life. With “sugar-coated viciousness” (DB Magazine) she tackles ex-boyfriends, her mum, empty headed teenage girls, banal tourists, babies and baboons.
Dripping with double entendre Skitch Tease has a rollicking old vaudeville feel; it’s naughty but nice – Marilyn Monroe meets Judith Lucy with a pinch of Jerry Lewis.
Skitch Tease is a fast-paced accordion accompanied blend of songs, stories and sensational punch lines.
Skitch Tease premiered at the 2010 Adelaide Fringe Festival and has since wowed audiences at The Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, and in the UK at Brighton Fringe Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Glastonbury Festival.
The reviews are in for Skitch Tease …
“Flirty fun which squeezes your funny bone in all the right places.” – Edinburgh Spotlight
“Hilarious songs, involving comedy and a cabaret turn to die for, make Liz Skitch’s hour pass in a flash. Her burlesque-style routine is the big selling point, but she has depth in both delivery and material.” – The Stage, Edinburgh
“Laced with punchy one-liners and witty stories and songs that target anything and everything.” – The Advertiser
“Guilt laden laughter remains with you well after the show, the dark pall of her cheeky accordion ringing in your ears.” – DB Magazine
“Skitch’s delivery is immaculately timed.” – The Pun, Melbourne
“Skitch is natural storyteller. She’s confident, zany and really sweet, and even when she’s being meowww catty you still want to take her home and introduce her to your mum.” – AussieTheatre.com
“You will laugh, sing, cheer and applaud, and then you will sing her praises.” – Glam Adelaide
Liz Skitch has been entertaining audiences with her helium-injected comedy for the past 10 years. She has performed in festivals, cabaret and comedy clubs across Australia and the UK. Trained in clown with Philippe Gaulier, Liz went on to tour Europe as a street theatre performer. A key creative of debase productions, she has also performed for Queensland Theatre Company, Bell Shakespeare and is currently based in Melbourne.
“One of Queensland’s brightest, most energetic and most colourful stage performers; a clown, a comic; a box of sparklers set alight and tossed into the night sky. Whiz. Bang. Boom.” – The Courier Mail
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Production TeamWritten and performed by Liz Skitch Images: Sean Young
ReviewsClick the publication name to read the full review:
Edinburgh Spotlight review, Edinburgh Fringe 2011, 4–29 August 2011
The Stage review, Edinburgh Fringe 2011, 4–29 August 2011
The Pun review, Melbourne Comedy Festival 2011, 20 April 2011
Glam Adelaide review, Adelaide Cabaret Fringe 2010, 2 June 2010
DB Magazine review, Adelaide Cabaret Fringe 2010, 9–22 June 2010
Production HistoryPremier season Adelaide Fringe Festival 12 February – 13 March 2010, Garden of Unearthly Delights, Adelaide.
The Planting, Woodford Folk Festival 1 May 2010, Woodford.
The Brisbane Powerhouse 20–22 May 2010, New Farm.
The Adelaide Cabaret Fringe Festival June 2010, Adelaide.
Surfers Paradise Fringe Festival 11–19 June 2010, Surfers Paradise.
Woodford Folk Festival December/January 2010/11, Woodford.
Adelaide Fringe Festival 3 & 10 March 2011, The Promethean, Adelaide.
Melbourne Comedy Festival 15, 16, 22 & 23 April 2011, The Butterfly Club, South Melbourne.
Brighton Festival Fringe (UK) 11, 12, 13, 15, 16 & 17 May 2011, Laughing Horse at Caroline of Brunswick, Brighton.
Edinburgh Fringe Festival (UK) 4-29 August 2011, C Aquila (studio), Roman Eagle Lodge, Johnston Tce EH1 2FW.
Regional Queensland Tour 10 October – 14 November 2013, supported by ArTour.
Liz has also made guest appearances at: Madame Jojo’s (Soho UK), The Leicester Square Theatre (UK), The 2011 Glastonbury Festival (UK).
Touring informationSkitch Tease is not currently available for tour.
The show works best in theatres, cabaret and comedy clubs. Skitch Tease works as a one act 60 minute piece or as a full-length two act show of 80 minutes. The show can also adapt to shorter routines to suit any event, festivals and cabaret nights.
Liz Skitch also has extensive experience as a stand up comic, Master of Ceremonies (MC) and hostess with the mostess! Available for corporate, community and private events.
Target audience: Skitch Tease has wide appeal: teenagers, young adults, mums, older couples, comedy, cabaret and music lovers. The show contains some adult themes and is rated PG (14+).
Running time: Up to 80 minutes
Number in touring party: 1 artist, 1 stage/production manager
Bump in/out: Varies depending on the venue, for a theatre production the bump in is 3 hours, bump out 2 hours. The bump in and out can be much shorter in festival, or cabaret environments.
Venue: Theatres, cabaret clubs, comedy clubs.
Critical issues: Seating must be strictly front of stage only (i.e. no seating at side of stage). Offstage or wing required for entrance and exit.
Venue technical requirements: Stage size, 2 x 2 m minimum. Dressing room required. Lighting flexible. Sound 2 x microphones with basic PA and mixing desk.
Marketing materialsHigh quality images and video trailer available on request.
Professionally shot full length performance, poster, flyer design and artwork available (small fees may apply).