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Chris Marlton Mephisto Waltz


Chris Marlton Mephisto Waltz

Mephisto Waltz is a one-man gala. Seven colourful, uniquely hilarious characters, all performed by Australia’s own curiously charismatic, chameleon comedian Chris Marlton. Packed full of sharp observations, flawlessly performed characters and surprising conclusions, this is a show you won’t want to miss.

Mephisto Waltz opens with Mama America, a 17,000 year old Kentucky woman who remembers everything that’s ever happened… to everyone!

Second act is Davy Bluetooth, the world famous rapper, writer, poet, playwright and hyper-environmentalist. Davy talks about his childhood, his career and how we can save the planet.

Next, Rob-rob Anthony, motivational speaker. Rob-rob’s monolithic enthusiasm and freight-train charisma overshadow his constant inability to reach a conclusion, explain a metaphor or define the purpose of any instruction.

Fourth is Simon Thröpp. life hacker, body hacker and the first fully optimised human being. His website www.thrö is home to thousands of life and body hacks and his universally acclaimed online bookstore. Simon’s clever nonsense and focussed silliness will bring rhythm to your breath and purpose to your life.

We’re very lucky, at number five, to have New York City club comic, Marlon M’Logne. Marlon’s confidence wins hearts and his effortlessly funny opinions win minds. The stories he tells are impossible to predict, but his stagecraft and delivery leave you in no doubt that you’re in good hands – he’s a professional.

Sixth is Gareth Mosley, Australian entrepreneur, podcaster, comedian. Gareth always lets you know when to laugh and is determined to discuss the subjects that you’ve all heard before. As he stumbles across poignant punchlines and strangely coherent thoughts, you’ll notice that he isn’t quite aware of what he’s saying or how he’s reaching the conclusions he does.

And finally, Elon Gates, South African rocket scientist, son of a strip-mining billionaire and connoisseur of fine cigarettes, expensive red wine, bionic, chess playing horses and cold, harsh truths.

Don’t miss seeing Chris Marlton’s ambitious debut solo show, as he delivers an innovative brand of comedy with bravado, precision and a relentless energy.

Suitable for audiences 16+

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