How deep is your love? - A seriously funny show about a man who falls in love … with a bank.
Written and Performed by Mark Swivel
Saturday 25 June 2016 at 8pm
The Old Ambulance Station, 80 Howard Street, Nambour
Tickets: $10/$5 (https://trybooking.com/202640)
Media contact: Jen Djula, 0459073419; firstname.lastname@example.org
Heard em all? Try this: a man falls in love … in Bangladesh. With a bank. Writer and lawyer Mark Swivel saw a gap in the saturated comedy marketplace for a show on poverty, banking and the Bee Gees. And here’s the result. (Phillip Adams liked it and gave Mark a koala stamp: Late Night Live, Radio National, Mon 22 Feb).
Others say Mark went to learn microfinance with Nobel Prize winning Grameen Bank. He wanted to ‘make a difference’, and what can you do, rejoin the Labor Party?!? So. Mark discovers shampoo is black, cauliflower is much-loved and the Bee Gees are still cool. Well, a man sings him How Deep Is Your Love in the street. Mark falls for Habibunessa, Shagorica and Malika – women who borrow from Grameen to start businesses and work
their way out of poverty. An unlikely love story?! You bet! With slides. Mark asks: what can we learn from ‘the poor’? Can you recite your mortgage? And where’s the best coffee in Dhaka?
What is it? … Theatre? It’s theatrical. Comedy? Yep. Well, it’s funny. He’s funny — it’s probably the most informative, edifying and entertaining slide night you’re ever likely to attend. Syke on Stage Gripping and unique, The Beat ***.
How Deep is Your Love? is a big fat, white, middle-class, middle-aged-man, love story. And seriously funny. A cult classic in the making. Like Spalding Gray or Mark Steel, it’ll make you laugh, maybe move you.
After sellout shows at The Factory in Sydney, the Judy in Brisbane, the Street in Canberra, Mullum Music Fest and a former nudist colony in Gympie, How Deep Is Your Love? comes to Nambour after its debut at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. The show is touring nationally through 2016!
About Mark Swivel … Mark is a writer and performer (and lawyer). And he’s cracked it with this show! His play, Water Falling Down, was produced at Queensland Theatre Company in Brisbane in 2011 and B Street Theatre, Sacramento in 2012. This is his first solo show since Jeremy Boutsakis Thought Leader went to Edinburgh in 2007. Mark moved from Sydney to the Northern Rivers in 2013 - or more particularly ‘to Kathryn’, his - aw shucks - childhood sweetheart. Mark is on the board of Spaghetti Circus, is the hard working secretary Eureka FC and a proud member of Dustyesky Choir who sing in Russian but can’t speak it. Pravda!
Website: www.swiv.com.au; Media materials: http://www.swiv.com.au/media-materials/