Week 18 interviews and performances from Melissa Langton, Brian Lipson, Shirley Billing and a viewer question for Swampy.

With a special introduction by our talented hosts Tristan Meechan and Bec Reid.

Victorian Seniors Festival reimagined - Week 18 welcome from our hosts

Week 18: Kooky

Tristan Meecham and Bec Reid welcome us to the performances for Week 18. This week, we explore all things kooky across theatre, cabaret, song and comedy with actor and theatre maker Brian Lipson, singing sensation Melissa Langton and the delectable Shirley Billing.

Victorian Seniors Festival reimagined Brian Lipson

Week 18: Kooky

Brian Lipson’s successful career in the UK and Australia has included acting in everything from Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries to John Bell’s production of The Tempest. 

Victorian Seniors Festival reimagined Melissa Langton

Week 18: Kooky

In the theatre world, they talk about the space between the audience and the stage as the ‘fourth wall’ with some performances relying on the wall being ‘down’ to allow audience participation, and others frowning upon it. Actor, singer and cabaret performer Melissa Langton is far happier when dismantling that wall.

Victorian Seniors Festival reimagined Shirley Billing - actor, songwriter, singer and ukelele maestro

Week 18: Kooky

After growing up on her family’s farm in South Gippsland, Shirley Billing had a crack at getting a ‘proper job’, but soon decided joining a travelling circus was more her style.
‘The circus was pretty wild. It was a fun, interesting creative ride,’ Shirley says. 

Victorian Seniors Festival reimagined, 'Ask Swampy'

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