LONELY SPIRITS VARIETY HOUR AND A HALF (Episode 2)
Excommunicated televangelist Neville Umbrellaman (Nitin Vengurlekar) is back with another dose of enlightenment and reckless fear-mongering in the second instalment of his late-night broadcast for lonely people, featuring spiritual visions, romantic advice, insomniac callers and immaterial prize giveaways.
Directed by Felix Cross there will be guest performances by body-poet Sabrina D’Angelo, comedian Nick Sun, theatremaker Nick Coyle and singer-songwriter Zeadala. With jug-band music from the Søren Kierkegaard Jug Stompers.
About Nitin Vengurlekar: He is a writer and performer from Bankstown who works across the fields of contemporary theatre and alternative comedy. He has performed his short comic pieces, and full-length theatre works at various festivals and literary/alternative comedy events around Sydney, including Late Night Library, Griffin Up Late, Parramasala, Bondi Feast, Sydney Writer’s Festival, and the Secret Garden Festival. He wrote material for and performed in Nitro Theatre and Bankstown Arts Centre’s large-scale community productions of The Prophet: Remix and The Night Sky, also directed by Felix Cross.
Felix Cross was Artistic Director of Nitro Theatre UK from 1996-2015. In England, he has written, directed, composed and produced over 150 theatre productions. Since arriving in Sydney, Felix has been working extensively with BYDS and the BAC partnership co-production of The Prophet; he also directed Leyla & Majnun at Blacktown Arts Centre and Spirit of Things by Stiff Gins at Liveworks and Yirramboi festivals. As a composer in Australia, he has written music for Australian Theatre for Young People, La Boite, Brisbane and Aphids, Melbourne. In 2012, he was awarded an MBE for services to Musical Theatre.
This program is supported by the Australian Government through Create NSW.