HITLERHOFF returns to Melbourne – ONE SHOW ONLY!

Posted in opening night, shock and awe on 17 February, 2009 by hitlerhoff

Ladies. Gentleman. Lovers of red Speedos!

photo: Max Milne     www.maxmilne.com

photo: Max Milne http://www.maxmilne.com

HITLERHOFF is returning to Melbourne for one show only, before heading off to the badlands of Adelaide.

If you missed out last time around, this is your chance!

HITLERHOFF is new, and possibly improved. Extra jokes mingle with extra darkness.

Genesis: Re-Created star Tobias Manderson-Galvin (Hitlerhoff) will be joined by Neighbours star Georgina Andrews and notorious Shakespeare buff Joel Davey, to show us why Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Reich.

“Funny, clever and outrageous” – THE AGE

“Laugh out loud and cringe with disgust” – ARTSHUB

HITLERHOFF sold out most of its three-week Melbourne Fringe run, so book early this time round! Email hitlerhoff@gmail.com to secure your tickets, at the appealing price of
$15.

WHERE: Bella Union Bar, Trades Hall
corner Lgyon St and Victoria St

WHEN: Thursday 5 March, 8pm

Stick around and have a pretzel afterwards!

HITLERHOFF posters, postcards, T-shirts and Y-fronts are available for avid collectors.

New Cast for HITLERHOFF at the 2009 Adelaide Fringe festival – Georgina Andrews and Joel Davey!

Posted in Uncategorized on 8 January, 2009 by hitlerhoff

After a long and gruelling audition process, Joel Davey and Georgina Andrews have emerged triumpant as the new mummy / daddy , Rosa / Che , Pamela Andovich / Red Tide Man duo ready to take over the ‘laide.

from upcoming film The Sculptor
from upcoming film The Sculptor

Check out Georgie’s website – she’s hot!

Joel’s website is currently under construction.

Expect Hitlerhoff to be bigger, better, beefier – because Tobias Manderson-Galvin has been working out!

Our 2009 Adelaide Fringe Festival dates have been confirmed:

10 March – 22 March (Mondays off)

9.15pm – 10.15pm

LOCATION: Queen’s Theatre, cnr Playhouse Ln & Gilles Arcade.
The show will have extra jokes, extra darkness, and extra video elements. Oh yes.

TICKETS: $20 / $15 Thurs / Fri / Sat

$15 / $12 Tues / Weds / Sun

Book tickets at http://www.adelaidefringe.com.au/ soon!

links to Hitlerhoff videos, on YouTube and Facebook …

Posted in hitlerhoff production silliness, interpretive dance, opening night, publicity, shock and awe with tags , , on 31 October, 2008 by hitlerhoff

auf wiedersen for now – AWESOME POWER!

Posted in Uncategorized on 10 October, 2008 by hitlerhoff
from Austria-lia, mit Liebe!

from Austria-lia, mit Liebe!

Buzzcuts review of Hitlerhoff – by Alex Grantham

Posted in media, publicity, reviews, Satire with tags , , , , , , , , , on 8 October, 2008 by hitlerhoff

(this review is transcribed from RRR FM; it was broadcast on Wednesday 1 October, at 10am.)

(In the background, Keith McDougall’s cover of the Baywatch theme plays.)

“Ever considered the disturbing similarities between Hitler’s Aryan fantasies and the blonde, blue-eyed dreamworld of Baywatch? Now you can …

HITLERHOFF JUNIOR: A hero superman, with muscles like coconuts and hair like a tsunami …

MUMMY: Oh Hoffy, how visionary!

… Hitlerhoff is an adventure into pop-culture. It fuses the life story of Adolf Hitler and star David Hasselhoff. A black comedy that raises important questions about celebrity, ambition and propaganda. The opening multimedia shots will take you back to the 90s, when blondes were best, and the sun was always shining on Venice Beach. But be ready to be shocked as the play confronts and crosses boundaries.

Holocaust humour can be uncomfortable for some, but I found Hitlerhoff to be playful and quirky, with a serious message about the similarities between American imperialism, and German fascism.

Tobias Manderson-Galvin, Ezra Bix and Simone Page Jones are a stellar cast. They will take you to confusing heights of comedy and disgust. With the use of music, multimedia and a tight script, I was absolutely titillated by Hitlerhoff. This play is not for those who are easily offended, but if you enjoy poking fun at David Hasselhoff, and want to question pop-culture’s role in fascism, then I suggest booking a ticket today.

This has been Alex Grantham, for Buzzcuts.”

Hitlerhoff’s final week – ONE TICKET LEFT, for tonight’s show only!

Posted in sold-out season with tags , , on 7 October, 2008 by hitlerhoff

Hi all,

well – there are now officially 64 tickets sold, and 1 ticket left for tonight’s performance of Hitlerhoff. Saturday 11 October is sold-out. If you’ve left it too late – what a shame! However, following Hitlerhoff‘s overwhelming popularity, we will be re-mounting the show – and planning interstate / overseas seasons.

You should be able to catch us at the 2009 Adelaide Fringe Festival … then the 2009 Edinburgh Festival … and hopefully in Berlin, Warsaw, Lvov … New York, San Franisco, Los Angeles … watch out!

td

Hitlerhoff review on Artshub, by Cecilia Mitchell

Posted in media, publicity, reviews with tags , , , , , , , on 7 October, 2008 by hitlerhoff

The result of two years research for a creative writing Masters thesis, the script of Fringe Festival play Hitlerhoff is brilliant. It is packed with one-liners, discomforting holocaust jokes, pop culture references (Dr Phil-style ‘follow your dreams’ clichés and the best of John Williams’ film scores) and literati send-ups (Waiting for Godot becomes a trilogy: Return of the Godot and The Godot Strikes Back).

Writer Tom Doig merges the personas of Adolf Hitler and David Hasslehoff to create a character so grotesque and bizarre you will laugh out loud and cringe with disgust.

The title role is played with incredible energy and commitment by Tobias Manderson-Galvin, who takes the character from his upbringing as an aspiring actor by a doting yet insipid mother and a father who calls him a ‘homo-fraulein’ in ‘leather panties’ through a series of increasingly hysterical attempts to give expression to his extreme egoism and misunderstood artistic genius.

Supporting Manderson-Galvin are Simone Page Jones and Ezra Bix, both excellent. Bix delivers the funniest moment of the play with a side-splitting portrayal of the Artistique Director of Juilliard Academy, who after an unsuccessful audition calls Hitlerhoff a philistine and implores him never to perform in public, ever. Hitlerhoff is crushed again and again.

Taunted by his nemesis, The Red Tide (of Communism), Hitlerhoff is told that his jokes are not funny, his irony not clever and his homophobia and sexism reveal infantile Oedipal tendencies. Humiliated but undeterred, Hitlerhoff’s desire for fame and glory turns to resentment and rage.

Exploring themes of mass hysteria, propaganda and consumer culture, Hitlerhoff plays on the danger and ridiculousness of the human desire to be ‘special’ and ‘make a difference’. Images of the actual ‘special treatment’ experienced by six million Jews during the Second World War are juxtaposed with the raucous antics of a cast in Baywatch swimsuits, making for chilling and thought-provoking satire.

Performances nightly from Tue 7th – Saturday 11th October, 10:15pm at North Melbourne Town Hall. Log on to www.hitlerhoff.com for details.
www.melbournefringe.com.au or phone (03)9658 9658

Cecilia Mitchell is Editor in Chief of Right Now – Human Rights Law in Australia Magazine. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Music and is currently studying a Juris Doctor at The University of Melbourne.

E: editor@artshub.com.au
W: http://www.rightnow.org.au

original context of this review: http://www.artshub.com.au/au/news.asp?sId=174358&ref=hubber