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The Butterfly Club presents

Mel McGlensey Is Motorboat (Australia,United States)

The Butterfly Club presents

Mel McGlensey Is Motorboat (AUS,USA)

WINNER: Best Comedy Adelaide Fringe 2024

Batten down the hatches and seal your porthole! It's time for the silliest, most outrageous, naughty and nautical show ever made about someone who is part boat, part woman... and full clown. Come with Motorboat on a sea voyage of self-discovery, silliness and stupidity.

Directed by Sharnema Nougar. Design consultation by Douglas Wilson. Sound design by Max Paton.

'Imagine a female Benny Hill, delightfully titillating while masterfully clowning, and smiling complicitly.' ★★★★ - Clothesline Magazine

'Delightfully bizarre... a fresh and fearless brand of physical comedy.' ★★★★ - The List

'Melissa McGlensey is a voice of wonder.' ★★★★★ - Corr Blimey

'Smart, funny, bold and fearless.' ★★★★★  -Lilithia Reviews

'McGlensey is endlessly charismatic and energetic.' Fest Mag

'A truly funny and likable entertainer.' Beat Magazine


Suitable for audiences 15+

This show contains: Audience participation, Occasional coarse language, Nudity, Strong sexual references.


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    Your very own late-night treat for laughs, dancing and all-round good times.

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