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Rhinestone Rebel presents

Paul McDermott Plus One Blood Orange

Rhinestone Rebel presents

Paul McDermott Plus One Blood Orange

Blood Orange is the third collaboration between writer/performer Paul McDermott and guitar/rock god Glenn Moorhouse.

It’s the culmination of three years of intense study and personal observation. The previous Paul McDermott Plus One shows have been fixated on the implications and reactions to the pandemic. In 2023, finally freed from the claustrophobia of COVID and its all-invasive presence Paul Plus One felt able to explore new and powerful territory. 

Blood Orange tackles three large conceptual themes facing contemporary society: The fall of Empire, the rise of women, and wanking (not necessarily in that order).

From these broad, but deceptively simple, topics Paul Plus One has created a sonic hellscape of contemporaneous hilarity. This is a modern work for modern people that has appealed to both young and old. 

Daring and dangerous and willing to dive head-first into topics most other comedians are afraid of touching, Paul Plus One offers a dark antidote to this nervous and over-protective era. This is a show that dances madly where other shows fear to tread. It is a carnival ride of the absurd, a feral outpouring of indignant rage at a broken system and a sweet-voiced assault on hypocrisy, seamlessly executed by a swaggering idiot and his guitar-playing cocaine bear.

'Naughty fun of the highest calibre.' ★★★★★ The Clothesline

'Laughter is good for the soul and my soul feels really good now.' ★★★★★ Glam Adelaide 

'McDermott’s sharp songwriting shines in this riotous performance.' ★★★★ Adelaide Advertiser 

'He’s lost none of his aggressive charm.' ★★★★ Time Out 

Suitable for audiences 15+

This show contains: Occasional coarse language, Political, religious or racial themes, Strong sexual references.


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