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The Final Front Ear

Warm up your laughing gear for this rollicking new physical theatre comedy from The Royal National Theatre of Jingili. Anna Dowd caught up with one of the stars, Nicky Fearn, for a chat.

For those who haven’t had the good fortune to take in a show by The Royal National Theatre of Jingili, who are you?
We are four – sometimes five when baby allows – professional innermost secrets – we can take the piss mercilessly, and play to each other’s strengths and sillinessessesss.

Brown’s Mart have been huge supporters, as has Artback NT for Territory-wide tours, so we can relax and create work that we find funny yet relevant in a contemporary world.

What are the origins of The Final Front Ear?
It was time to make a new show, performers that enjoy creating fun physical comedy with little or no set and costumes. We play with physicality, extreme characters, and fabulous music and singing to create daft, yet strangely pertinent, worlds.

I hear the The Royal National Theatre of Jingili’s collective ethos is to create work that makes its members laugh – how do you achieve this?
We’ve worked together for a long time now, so we know each other’s as we’ve been touring our previous shows – The Far King Ridiculous and Hillbilly Horror – around the Territory for some years, and the notion of outer space appealed to us.

There are so many excellent sci-fi films to pay homage to and mercilessly enjoy, plus we could pop in some current political issues and solve the world’s problems, climate change being one of them. Come and see our show for some insightful solutions!

Scenario: your friend treats you to a ticket to see a show by a local theatre group you haven’t heard of – what can you expect?
A belly load of laughs and a night out with friends at the first full theatre production this year! Come celebrate at Brown’s Mart, and learn the secret of the delightful aliens who have all the answers...


The Final Front Ear
WHEN TUE 4 – FRI 14 AUG (EXC. SUN & MON), 6PM | SAT 15 AUG, 1.30PM & 6PM
AT BROWN’S MART THEATRE
COST $15-$35
INFO darwinfestival.org.au | brownsmart.com.au

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