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Joe Billings Get It Up!

Joe Billings Get It Up!

Following a rousing premiere at the 2023 Melbourne Fringe, Get It Up! returns!

Capitano Béchamel Duvet dreams of being a bad-boy-sex-magician-pirate-cowboy, but something stands in his way – a men's health issue he dare not name! Could a mystical antidote to chaos hold the secret to getting it up or is he destined for another flop? Commedia dell'Arte takes on erectile dysfunction in a fantastical 'hero's journey' into sex, stage-fright and self-discovery!

Emerging from six years hard time at a private all-boys school, creators Joe Billings and William Hassall realised there was more to each other than sports and locker room banter. They had both been harbouring a love of theatre! Undergoing a second tutelage together at the Clowning Workshop, they were inspired by their taste of Commedia dell'Arte to devise this show. Joe was also fortunate to train in Italy with maestro Antonio Fava, who crafted the mask that is throbbing to be let loose on an unsuspecting audience!

Commedia dell'Arte is a highly stylised and archetypal form of physical comedy. It pulls no punches in lampooning humanity in all its guises. It was born in 16th century Italy and has endured to the present day (though largely relegated to the high school drama curriculum). Capitano Béchamel Duvet is on a mission to make Commedia dell'Arte sexy again.   

Suitable for audiences 18+

This show contains: Mild language, References to or simulation of violence, Strong sexual references.


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