Live On Air
Turn up, tune in, rock out.
Stuck in suburbia with too much to say, Poet Laureate Telia Nevile is doing the only thing left open to a word-obsessed socially inept artiste. She’s broadcasting a radio show from her bedroom and you’re invited over to pump up the volume.
Get ready to turn the dial up to 11 with a blitz of hits that includes the meteorological meter of 'The Weather Report of My Soul', the metal mayhem of 'Grammar Grindcore', nu-jazz explosion 'Because I'm Deep (I'm Deep in Thought)' and the pants-moistening erotic fan fiction 'The Best Ring in the West Wing'.
Beautifully crafted tongue-in-cheek poetry combined with a deep, abiding love of the outsider.
"Five stars. Forty of the cleverest, funniest minutes you’re likely to experience." Adelaide Theatre Guide
"Four and a half stars. Fans of grammar, punctuation, and the correct and effective use of the English language rejoice!" Kryztoff RAW
"It’s not just hilarious, it’s also clever, with a range of cultural references from bad pop lyrics to Wittgenstein and beyond." Rip It Up
"And then she lets loose with her “grammar grindcore” bit… and I’m completely, utterly, head-over-heels-edly falling in love all over again. I absolutely adored Live on Air: with smart poetry, a charming host, and an infectious nod-and-a-wink, what’s not to love?" Festival Freak
I'd like to offer humungous thanks to List Operator Matt Kelly, who is guiding my rehearsal room forays with a steady, yet soft hand; to Suitcase Royale wunderkind Glen Walton who has been an outstanding musical consultant and who has also constructed the most awesome 'Live on Air' sign (I am firmly convinced that there is nothing that man cannot make); and to Thomas Butt aka, DJ Lazer Ferrari, who made one of the best rap backing tracks ever to grace the stage. Huge thanks also to Melbourne's beautiful The Butterfly Club who took a punt on a poet and let me try out this brand-new show in their atmospheric embrace; to the always-amazing Tuxedo Cat who hosted my 2012 Adelaide Fringe season; the Melbourne Fringe; and Darebin City Council's 'Speakeasy' program.
2014 IndyFringe (Indianapolis, USA)
2014 Sydney Writers Festival
2013 Anywhere Festival (live-streamed over the Internet)
2013 Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2012 Melbourne Fringe
2012 Adelaide Fringe
2011 The Butterfly Club (development season)