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Fri, 21 Jun 2019, 6:30PM

Sat, 22 Jun 2019, 7:00PM


21 – 22 Jun 2019

Duration 1hr 10mins


Fri, 21 Jun 2019, 6:30PM

Sat, 22 Jun 2019, 7:00PM


Dunstan Playhouse


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Adelaide Premiere | Adelaide Exclusive | Australia

Slap is a clown and Tickle is his gimp. Slap (iOTA) is the brains behind this variety show taking on multiple roles of the cast while Tickle (Russell Leonard) rolls with the punches and dreams of a better life.

Bringing together Helpmann Award winning performers with some of our finest theatrical and musical minds, this riotous production premiered to standing ovations at Fringeworld in 2018.

Backed by an 11-piece jazz orchestra, Slap and Tickle is a hilarious and unexpectedly moving exploration of the variety genre, enduring talent and the ties that bind.

Slap and Tickle captivates with breathtaking performances and great music. I think it’s fair to say that I’ve never seen a more beautiful and emotive dance scene... Isolated Nation
**** “iOTA is a true powerhouse.” The Fourth Wall


Image Credit: James Guiney

A Kabuki Drop Production
Writer/Composer/Performer (Slap): iOTA
Performer (Tickle)/Choreographer: Russell Leonard
Director/Producer: Melissa Cantwell
Musical Director/Arrangements: Dr. Mace Francis
Set and Costume Design: Lawrie Cullen-Tait
Lighting Design: Matthew Marshall
Stage Manager: Jessie Atkins
Additional Sound Design: Kieran Kenderessy

Presented by Adelaide Festival Centre