29 March - 22 April
The Famous Spiegeltent at Arts Centre Melbourne *
100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne
Advise ticket staff of access requirements when buying tickets. Please arrive 15min early.
* Licensed venue. Under 18s must be accompanied by a Parent or Legal Guardian.
Full Fri & Sat $32
Concession Fri & Sat $30
Group (10 or more) Fri & Sat $30
Laugh Pack Fri & Sat $30
Full Wed-Thu & Sun $28
Concession Wed-Thu & Sun $25
Group (10 or more) Wed-Thu & Sun $25 Laugh Pack Wed-Thu & Sun $25
Tightarse Tuesday $25
Australia's clown prince of polyester has been making the world laugh for more than 25 years... and he's funnier than ever in his brand new solo show!
BOB DOWNE is coming back to Melbourne to sing and swing his way through 20 GOLDEN GREATS. Direct from his triumphant 15th Edinburgh Fringe, it's the show where you'll come IN humming the classic pop, disco and rock hits.
'I give you my solemn promise,' says Bob, 'There won't be a single song you haven't heard. And there's prizes too!'
"Downe plays the audience like a much-loved violin." Sunday Mail, Adelaide 2011
"Mark Trevorrow has honed this character so that he truly is a beloved institution." Adelaide Advertiser 2011
BOB DOWNE is one of Australia's most loved and enduring comedy characters, the creation of journalist, comedian, actor and broadcaster MARK TREVORROW.
Mark was born in Melbourne in 1959, trained as a journalist at the Herald Sun, and moved to Sydney in 1982 with the huge success of his cabaret group, THE GLOBOS. He created BOB DOWNE in 1984 and has toured the world as the Prince of Polyester ever since. Bob's last production stage show, WORLD WAR BOB, premiered to acclaim at the 2009 Adelaide Cabaret Festival, with a return season at Her Majesty's last April. Bob's most recent TV appearance was hosting the 2010 SYDNEY GAY & LESBIAN MARDI GRAS PARADE broadcast for Foxtel/Arena.
Since 2002, Mark Trevorrow has established a parallel career singing, acting and broadcasting as himself. He is heard regularly on ABC Local Radio and his 2004 nostalgic talkumentary series The Way We Were was a ratings winner on the national broadcaster. He has also featured regularly on Kath & Kim, as 'Darryl' the menswear salesman, and will appear in the forthcoming Kath & Kim movie.