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At Arm’s Length – MICF Review

Walking into the intimate La Mama Courthouse in Carlton, the first thing that greeted us was clothes… piles and piles of clothes, strewn about the stage floor, across the seats, in the aisles – designed to realistically bring you into the home of Elsa, Ollie and Clare – three very different twenty-something housemates, who, along with the fourth character Tommy, are the stars of this light-hearted, but complex show.

Kitted out with the quintessential uni student necessities like an ironing board table, Mi Goreng noodles and alcohol – the audience actually feel as though they a part of the character’s lives as they move through the ‘complexities of #adulting’.

A fabulous mix of dialogue, dance and audience interaction, the content of this show struck a chord with everyone in the audience. The topics covered are highly relevant to the daily lives of average modern punter, whether it’s complicated relationships, ideals, goals or just trying to find out who they are.

At Arm’s Length is performed by Victoria Bennet, Patrick Durnan Silva, Jacqui Essing and Riley Pullen, and written, choreographed and directed by Lucy Pitt.

What a fun experience! At Arm’s Length was fresh, short, sharp, punchy and laugh out loud funny. It might be about four ‘twenty-something’s’, but the content was relevant for all ages.

Running as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival until 11 April 2016, it’s a great 45-minute show to see with like- minded friends and grab a fabulous dinner afterwards in the Little Italy precinct of Lygon Street.

Rating:  ★★★★

When:  Until April 10

Where: La Mama Courthouse, 349 Drummond Street, Carlton.

Visit the website here.

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