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2020 Moosehead Recipient and Century

Michelle Brasier Average Bear

Average Bear
2020 Moosehead Recipient and Century

Michelle Brasier Average Bear

WIinner Directors' Choice Award 2018 Melbourne International Comedy Festival (for Double Denim Adventure Show)

Winner Best Newcomer 2018 Sydney Comedy Festival (for Double Denim) 

A solo hour from the multi-award-winning co-creator (and pants half) of Double Denim, countless collaborations with Aunty Donna and Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell.

Michelle is building you an hour of music and storytelling. Average is a bear who is frightened of hibernation and very proud of how tall she’s gotten.

Heartbreaking and hilarious, this is a show about grief and joy and possums and sheds. Good luck, little bear. 

'An anarchic imp full of childish mischief and coquettish hypnotism. With an excellent singing voice and the ability to make the word "yes" hilarious, Brasier is intensely watchable -– even with a washing basket on her head.' The Skinny (UK)

'Bonnie Tyler ain’t got nothin on this girl – Michelle Brasier delivers blow after blow of ruthless comic energy, wrapped up in a spectacular vocal.' Music Theatre Review (UK)

'A wonderful comedic sensibility to her wayward stage persona, with hilarious facial expressions and use of voice.' The Age

'Michelle Brasier is like a deranged Catherine Tate character who has bussed in from Gisborne.' Herald Sun

16+
Suitable for audiences 16+
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