SYDNEY & MELBOURNE FRINGE FESTIVALS
D'ya want dead horse with that?
Forget sex, sausages sell! The question is, “D'ya want dead horse with that?” Celebrate our sunburnt country as Noel, the longtime local, takes you on a guided tour around his quintessential Australian suburb, Frankston.
One-woman powerhouse Nel Da Silva is a first- generation Blasian (black Asian) Australian, storytelling through performance art, spoken word, documentary, cabaret and neo-burlesque vignettes sharing defining moments coming of age.
No stone is left unturned as she boldly explores racism, violence, misogyny, sexual orientation, identity and what it means to call Australia home. “Frankston is a diamond in the rough. It was the perfect place for my Pakistani-born, Chinese/Anglo-Indian/ Portuguese parents to raise me as a typical Australian. In many ways, I got the best of both worlds!”
Enjoying sellout seasons in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and Darwin Fringe Festival, Frankghanistan is “a show that will make you laugh, hold your hand to your mouth as well as make you think and feel. A powerful performance” (Hugging Comedians)
Heart-warming. Edgy. Raw. Sausages. Join Noel, the live Franga Band and a handful of locals as Nel chucks all of her art and soul on the barbie for a yarn that'll take your curry breath away.
"Amazing.Thought provoking. Clever. Jesus, Janelle's a funny f$@k! Excellent work!"
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ La Mama
“Janelle has depth and loads of talent. Powerful performance. Unlike anything I have ever seen before.” ★ ★ ★ ★ Hugging Comedians
"Nel challenges people to think. A true orator & one of the bravest artists I know."
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Kirsty Reilly, NIDA choreographer/teacher
"Groundbreaking expressive work. Laughing and crying at the same time! "
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Sarah Grace, Grace Studios/Channel.7
“Janelle more than delivers an outstanding show with humility, heart and passion, giving audiences a true taste of grassroots theatre performance.” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Bay FM
"Bloody awesome! Brilliant comedy actor." ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 2Divas Casting
"F@#king hilarious! Where does she get those ideas from?" ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Poof Doof