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Preachrs Productions have been bringing audiences the best in theatrical entertainment since 2012. They have toured shows all across Australia to both audience and critical acclaim. Details of upcoming and past projects are below!

2023 Projects 

 

Tick, Tick...Boom!

Book, Music & Lyrics by Jonathan Larson

Music & Lyrics by Jonathan Larson

Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia) 

Produced by The Lot Theatre, Preachrs Productions & 5 Quarter Productions
Producers: Matt Ralph & Benjamin Maio Mackay
Director: Benjamin Maio Mackay 
Musical Director: Kellie-Anne Kimber

Choreographer: Nina Richi
Technical Director: Matt Ralph


Starring: Tate Simpson, Liam Phillips and Benjamin Maio Mackay with Raul Esparza as the voice of Stephen Sondheim

Next to Normal

Book & Lyrics by Brian Yorkey, Music by Tom Kitt

Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia) 

Produced by The Lot Theatre, Preachrs Productions & 5 Quarter Productions
Producers: Matt Ralph & Benjamin Maio Mackay
Director: Benjamin Maio Mackay 
Musical Director: TBA

Choreographer: Nina Richi
Technical Director: Matt Ralph


Starring: Michelle Nightingale and Tate Simpson, remaining cast to be announced.

Rainee Blake in Concert 

Australian star of TV's Nashville returns to Adelaide with a brand new concert after a sell-out, ★★★★★ (Glam Adelaide & SeeDoEatReview) Fringe debut in 2021.


Rainee's played everywhere from the iconic Grand Ole Opry to venues across the US and Europe, now Adelaide Fringe can catch this intimate stripped back set of Rainee’s original music and songs from Nashville!


"Overall, this performance was a wonderful hour of music and stories delivered by a stunning songwriter and performer. Fans of Joni Mitchell, blues and soul, or fans of the Nashville TV series should definitely take advantage of any future opportunities to see Rainee Blake."
★★★★★ Glam Adelaide


"She blows you away with beautiful stripped-back tunes [&] breathtaking vocals that you just can’t help but enjoy."


★★★★★ SeeDoEatReview 

[Late Night] Panel Show

The cult classic Gluttony hit returns for its 7th year for ONE WEEKEND ONLY! It's the late night show where anything can [and does] happen. Five comedians a night, a thousand different outcomes. Unscripted and unapologetic weekend mayhem, hosted by Adelaide's own MC, Benjamin Maio Mackay (★★★★1/2 Herald Sun) with team captain, award winning comedian, Eliza Thomas. Don't miss this chaotic, crazy fun...

★★★★ "Comedy gold" Fourth Wall

"Great excuse to get some laughter happening for 60 minutes of quality banter." ★★★★ Weekend Notes

Disney Delights

Be taken on a magical, musical journey through the biggest & best Disney songs, from 'Jungle Book' to 'Encanto'! Relive all your favourite enchanting songs performed by local performers in this family friendly affair. Returning to the Fringe after 3 sell-out seasons!


"Impressive vocals & natural charismatic stage presence" - Weekend Notes


Ange Lavoipierre: Your Mother Chucks Rocks And Shells

It’s been a long day/year/century, but you just can’t sleep... Your Mother Chucks Rocks And Shells is an absurd sketch show set in the liminal space between screen-lit insomnia and bad dreams, from award-winning comedian Ange Lavoipierre (triple j, ABC). Together, we’ll try every trick in the book to escape the hell of consciousness. Sleep podcasts. Lullabies. Revisiting our least favourite memories. Watching The Exorcist. Will it be fine? No, stop asking. Chairs provided.

 

★★★★ “You never know which way it’ll go” - The Advertiser


★★★★ “Mind melting sh*t” - The Skinny (UK) 


★★★★ “A rising star of Australian comedy” - InDaily (AUS)


★★★★ “A powerhouse of a performer” - Plays To See (UK) 

Ange Lavoipierre & Jane Watt: Jazz or A Bucket of Blood

Sometimes, jazz is funny. Then again so is this bucket of blood we put on the stage. And thus a dilemma emerges. Join country mice Jane Watt (ABC TV) and Ange Lavoipierre (triple j, ABC Radio) as they compete to decide the dominant theme of this Bunnings-flavoured farce, in a no-holds-barred Barre class for your mind.

 

Praise for Ange: 


★★★★ “A rising star of Australian comedy” - InDaily (AUS)


★★★★ “Mind melting sh*t” - The Skinny (UK) 


★★★★ “A powerhouse of a performer” - Plays To See (UK)

 

Praise for Jane:


“A one woman tour de force” - The Buzz


“A marvellous comic trip” - Lisa Thatcher


“Jane’s superb characterisation is spellbinding” - Stage Milk

2022 Past Projects 

RENT

Book, Music & Lyrics by Jonathan Larson

"A slickly executed rendition of RENT" ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️  - The AU Review  

"A high energy wonder" ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ - Stage Whispers 

 

"The iconic rock musical soars." ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ - BroadwayWorld 

"You don’t need to go to Broadway to watch brilliant theatre, because it can be found right here!"  ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ .5 - See Do Eat Review
 

"Passion and vitality is a highlight of this production" ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ - SamAboutTown

Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Rent has become a pop cultural phenomenon. with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages.

Based loosely on Puccini's La Boheme, Jonathan Larson's Rent follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. How young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical.

This is theatre at its best – exuberant, passionate and joyous.

Music & Lyrics by Jonathan Larson

Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia) 

Produced by Preachrs Productions & 5 Quarter Productions
Producers: Matt Ralph & Benjamin Maio Mackay
Director: Benjamin Maio Mackay 
Musical Director: Jesse Budel
Choreographer: Nina Richi
Technical Director: Matt Ralph


Starring: Lindsay Prodea, Tate Simpson, Cassandra Haines, Vaishnavi Rajaramanan, Sampson Wilkop, Raul Garcia, Nick Munday & Benjamin Maio Mackay.

Ensemble: Wirra Benveniste, Jack Raft, Ciara Fahy, Chloe Fusco, Natasha Green, Liam Phillips, Holly Hastings & Shalee Madelaine Vicencio. 

Rainee Blake in Concert (ADL)

Rainee Blake returns to Australia for her first show in over three years. Best known for her role as Alannah in CMT’s hit show Nashville, Rainee has performed at the Grand Ole Opry and venues all over Nashville and LA where she is now based.

Catch this intimate stripped back set of Rainee’s original music and songs from Nashville. Rainee’s music combines her love of 1960s soul with country and folk music. She draws inspiration from classic songstresses Bonnie Raitt and Joni Mitchell as well as contemporaries Sara Bareilles and Lake Street Dive.

Rainee performs over two nights sharing her intimate and soulful music for her first time at Adelaide Fringe.

Ange Lavoipierre: I've Got 99 Problems and Here's An Exhaustive List of Them

99 problems. 50 minutes. 3000 seconds. 1 woman. 1 bucket. 1 spider suit. 30 seconds per problem.  An insufficient number of solutions. No refunds. 

If you currently have, or have ever had problems, then the probably upbeat new show from award-winning comedian and journalist Ange Lavoipierre is absolutely for you. Fast-paced and unrelenting, this beguiling display of self-pity is the holiday from your own problems you’ve been waiting for.

 

Winner, Best Comedy Weekly Award, Adelaide Fringe 2020 

Winner, Best Comedy Weekly Award, Adelaide Fringe 2019 

★★★★ “Mind melting sh*t” - The Skinny (UK) 

★★★★ “A powerhouse of a performer” - Plays To See (UK) 

★★★★ “Honest, dark and wild” - The Adelaide Advertiser (AUS)

★★★★ "A fantastic performer" - Kryztoff RAW (AUS)

It Was All Him

A first date takes an unexpected turn when it’s discovered both Veronika and Benjamin have a history with the same man…featuring songs from rock, to musical theatre hits and pop classics, this is one musical adventure you don’t want to miss.

This cheesy, light-hearted cabaret returns to the stage after a sold out season in the 2021 Cabaret Fringe. Featuring two of Adelaide’s most accomplished performers, this show is bound to delight cabaret and musical theatre fans of all walks of life.

★★★★★ – Glam Adelaide
★★★★½ – The Herald Sun
★★★★ “Excellent” - Rip It Up
“Impressive vocals” – Weekend Notes
“Pretty damn impressive” – AU Review

Devised, written & performed by Veronika and Benjamin Maio Mackay.

[Late Night] Panel Show

Back for it's 6th HUGE year! The Late Night show where anything can [and does] happen. Five comedians a night, a thousand different outcomes. Unscripted and unapologetic weekend mayhem every Friday and Saturday night!

Hosted again by Adelaide's own MC, Benjamin Maio Mackay (★★★★1/2 Herald Sun), with team captains, award winning comedian Eliza Thomas and actor/professional liar Tim Mackie.

Join us once, twice or every week for what's been described as " the quintessential Fringe experience."

Come join the chaos!

★★★★ "Comedy gold" Fourth Wall

"Great excuse to get some laughter happening for 60 minutes of quality banter." ★★★★ Weekend Notes

 

Rainee Blake in Concert (w/ special guest Timothy James Bowen + Full Band) [SYD]

Rainee Blake returns to Australia for her first show in over three years. Best known for her role as Alannah in CMT’s hit show Nashville, Rainee has performed at the Grand Ole Opry and venues all over Nashville and LA where she is now based.

Catch this intimate stripped back set of Rainee’s original music and songs from Nashville. Rainee’s music combines her love of 1960s soul with country and folk music. She draws inspiration from classic songstresses Bonnie Raitt and Joni Mitchell as well as contemporaries Sara Bareilles and Lake Street Dive.

It's Not a Phase


All Panic and no Disco!? Wanting to Dance-Dance and scream I’m Not Okay at the top of your lungs? This is Fringe's premier Emo/Pop-Punk Night Club with the ‘It’s Not a Phase!’ band playing the music that makes us glad to be sad. There will also be DJs and Games. Night 1 is a Pop-Punk powerhouse. Night 2 is Emo theme night. Dress up encouraged! 

JP: Boys Cry, Girls Masturbate


Boys really do cry, girls really do masturbate. In a world in which we are all trying to navigate the mental and emotional challenges of finding an identity within the heavily bogus social media influenced, overpopulated world, JP strips back the unrealistic and often contradictory expectations society places on ourselves and shows they're irrational.

★★★★ "Hilarious...An intimate experience between the audience and JP. Making the stand-up show feel like chatting to a mate, who is telling you weird things that he had experienced since you'd last caught up." The Adelaide Show

JP returns to the Fringe with his second solo show after a sell out 2021 season of Normal People Are Just People You Don't Know That Well.

Disney Delights


Be taken on a magical, musical journey through the biggest & best Disney songs, from 'Mary Poppins' to 'Frozen'! Relive all your favourite enchanting songs performed by local professional performers in this family friendly affair. Returning to the Fringe after 2 sell-out seasons!

 

"Impressive vocals & natural charismatic stage presence" - Weekend Notes

Hot Mess: That Wasn't Part Of The Plan

Divorced, unemployed & finding herself too comfortable with her cats, Former Miss Burlesque South Australia, Radio Host & cat lover Nona Mona is a Hot Mess. This Wasn’t Part of the Plan. But what is the plan? Hot Mess is a hilarious & heartfelt combination of stand up, burlesque & clowning with a pumping millennial soundtrack. What more could you ask for?

Happy Fringing: The Preachrs Program Gala

In 2021 the Preachrs team had the largest program of any South Australian producer, now in 2022, they’re back with an array of shows & they’re running The Producers Hotel as a Fringe venue. Over two evenings come see the best & brightest from their program & venue. From Comedy to Cabaret, this night will have something for everyone! Happy Fringing!


Diary of A Sideshow Showgirl

Ever wonder what the truth is behind the curtain? Come see how far the rabbit hole of a sideshow mind goes. Raw, vulnerable and real with a hint of hold your breath. Like if the The Vagina Monologues married a Sideshow Circus. Are you ready to see the other side of showgirl?

2021 Past Projects 

It Was All Him

Adelaide Cabaret Fringe ​

A first date takes an unexpected turn when it’s discovered both Veronika and Benjamin have a history with the same man…featuring songs from rock, to musical theatre hits and pop classics, this is one musical adventure you don’t want to miss.

Featuring two of Adelaide’s most accomplished performers, It Was All Him is bound to delight cabaret and musical theatre fans of all walks of life.

5 Stars – Glam Adelaide
4.5 Stars – The Herald Sun
“Impressive vocals” – Weekend Notes
“Pretty damn impressive” – AU Review
“Excellent” – 4 Stars, Rip It Up


Devised, written & performed by Veronika and Benjamin Maio Mackay.

Bella Green is Charging For It 

Best Comedy Adelaide Fringe 2020!

Bella Green has worked in brothels & strip clubs, peepshows & dungeons, massage parlours & adult shops, but her most degrading job of all was the three months she spent in a call centre for a big four bank. This show will answer all the questions you never thought to ask about sex work. Like why is paying for sex so similar to ordering a salad? What really goes on in a peepshow? And how can you get away with wearing Uggs while being a cold, hard dominatrix?

Join Bella for an hour of stand-up in the surprisingly mundane but always hilarious world of sex work, where the heels are high, the carpet is sticky and the customer is probably wrong. As heard on Wilosophy.

'Green's the real deal ★★★★☆' The Advertiser

'A brilliant stand-up comedian' - Wil Anderson 

Great Detectives 2!​ 

2 thrilling and hysterical mysteries! 1950s detectives Candy Matson & Johnny Dollar shone in their first ★★★★★ show (Glam Adelaide), now they’re back! Be immersed in a world of excitement as we recreate the experience of attending a 1950s radio recording. So come along & join us for a night of new mysteries, comedy & intrigue!

“A performance not to be missed” - Theatre Now.

This production features a phenomenal cast of Australian actors including, Julia Sciacca, Benjamin Maio Mackay, Eden Trebilco and Jennifer Barry. Prepare to be taken back to the 1950s in this entertaining, comedic, mysterious and intriguing night of entertainment! This is a return season after sell out touring shows between 2015 and 2019, featuring mysteries The Cable Car Case and Murder is a Merry-Go-Round.

Disney Delights​ 

Be taken on a magical, musical journey through the biggest and best Disney songs, from Mary Poppins to Frozen! Relive all your favourite enchanting songs performed by Benjamin Maio Mackay (Great Detectives) and Laura Desmond (socially [un]acceptable) in this family friendly affair. Returning to the Fringe after a sell-out 2020 season, 3 shows only!

Pretending Things are a Cock 

Pretending Things are a Cock is the product of 10 of global wandering and combines an artistic, phallic-filled photographic display with hilarious and surprisingly heart-wrenching tales.

This Just for Laughs award-nominated show for Best Comedy has now been performed to sell-out audiences and critical acclaim world wide. The show has toured to some of the biggest festivals in the world including the renowned Edinburgh Fringe (2012) and Just for Laughs Zoofest in Montreal (2013).

A unique stand-up experience, PTAAC is a hilarious, but also strangely affecting pot-holed journey into an idiosyncratic world.

“The funniest show at the fringe. Don’t miss it. ★★★★½” - Calgary Herald

Just for Laughs Award nomination for Best Comedy (Montreal Fringe, 2010)

Pick of the Fringe Award (Winnipeg)

[Late Night] Panel Show 

The British Late Night Gluttony Cult Classic has slipped its way back into the country! 

★★★★ (Fouth Wall / Weekend Notes)

2021 will be another HUGE year! The Late Night show where anything can [and does] happen. Five comedians a show, a thousand different outcomes. Unscripted and unapologetic weekend mayhem every Friday and Saturday night! Different every week!

Hosted in 2021 by Adelaide's own ★★★★.5 (Hearld Sun) MC, Benjamin Maio Mackay. 

 

Jon Bennett: Playing with Men 

Fringe favourite Jon Bennett was once a great junior footballer in Southern Australia. He was set to "MAKE IT" until he started playing with men…real men. Jon's football career came crashing down when a community tragedy made him re-evaluate his life.

Now a multi award-winning touring performer of festival phenomenon such as Pretending Things Are a Cock, Fire in the Meth Lab, How I Learned to Hug and my Dad's Deaths, it seems Bennett couldn't be further away from the football field. But Jon "Pretend Cocks Guy" Bennett can never run too far from tackling the big men.

A show about community, friendships, life, death, and a bit of football.

** Just for Laughs Best Comedy Award nomination **

“ A tour de force who will make you laugh–to tears. ★★★★★” - Otakuno Culture

Rich Jay: Being Rich but Dying Trying 

 

Rich Jay has performed around the world. LA, London, Berlin, Cape Town, Tokyo, Moscow...nowhere is safe. For his first Fringe show, he’s bringing his best stories. From being chased by an elephant in Botswana to partying with billionaires in Berlin. From entertaining on cruise ships (pre-Covid!) to getting kicked out of the UK. Rich Jay’s life is a roller coaster, but he keeps buying the ticket! 

He travelled through Europe as MC of the über-cool Pret A Diner. He hosted his own radio show in Berlin. He rode a motorbike across Africa. Now he wants to share his adventures with you. Strap yourself in for this laugh out loud show that’ll keep you wanting more. Live vicariously through a guy with no limits. Will there be too much information? Probably. But you’ll fall in love with his honesty!
 

JP: Normal People Are People You Don't Know That Well​ 

Following a successful FringeView season Adelaide Comedian JP has his first solo show! Filled with stories about how weird people can be. It proves that no one is really 'normal' at all.

After years of travelling around Australia, visiting several countries across the globe and meeting thousands of people, JP has come to the startling realisation that while everyone has their own quirks and idiosyncrasies none have ever compared to his own!

'Normal People Are Just People You Don't Know That Well' will delve into the dark depths of JP's bizarre personality and uncover hilarious anecdotes from a mind that is far from "normal".

It's Rabbit Night!!!​ 

IT’S RABBIT NIGHT!!!

IT’S RABBIT NIGHT!!!

IT’S RABBIT NIGHT!!!

IT’S RABBIT NIGHT!!!

(Free Carrots!!!)

**Golden Gibbo Award Nomination (Melbourne International Comedy Festival, 2015)

**Just for Laughs Award nomination for Best Comedy (Montreal Fringe, 2015)

“Jon Bennett’s It’s Rabbit Night!!! is a joyous, bonkers, whole venue experience…David Lynch would love it.”
★★★★ – The Clothesline

“Jon Bennett is a man with a wealth of stories – awkward, funny, touching, dark, cringeworthy, sometimes all at once – and most importantly, the talent to tell them well. This top-tier performer is definitely worth the climb.” ★★★★ – Dirt and Candy

“I laughed myself silly for an hour.” - Orlando Weekly

Jon Bennett vs Jason Donovan 

What is Jason’s favourite postcards?*

Does Jason believe in Nuclear Disarmament?*

When do you think your best friend’s boyfriend will leave her?*

Audience and comedians come together to play one of the most difficult and baffling board games of all time about early 90s Aussie heart throb, soap and pop star Jason Donovan.

Hosted by Jon Bennett.

*Actual questions from the game.

JUST FOR LAUGHS BEST COMEDY AWARD nominee (Montreal, 2017)

"Exactly what the audiences want. A lot of fun to be had. ★★★★” - The West Australian

"Jon Bennett had me laughing harder than I have laughed in recent memory." - Montreal Theatre Hub

"His silly antics are made endearing by his immediately likable persona." - Westmount Magazine

Naked Cabaret (Charity Event) 

Naked Cabaret returns in 2021!

Performers - Clothes

+ Audience - Clothes =

NAKED CABARET

 

*Mystery Line Up*

Proceeds donated to https://butterfly.org.au/

2020 Projects

Already in 2020 we've produced a great array of projects ​we're extremely proud of. All of our touring dates for the remainder of 2020 have been cancelled due to COVID-19. When we're able to reschedule these we shall announce new dates and future projects. We look forward to bringing you more live shows when the global climate allows.

[Late Night] Panel Show 

★★★★ "Join the fun" Fourth Wall.

The team behind the cult Gluttony smash '[Late Night] GameShow' are back for a fourth huge year of causing mayhem in the late night tents of the Gluttony park.

This show will never run on time, often break some scenery and occasionally offend someone. You'll love it.

UK comedian, Andrew Silverwood (★★★★ Laugh Kookaburra/The Adelaidian) is on his mission to get his own TV panel show or prove once at for all that he cannot be trusted with such a thing. With a rotating panel of Fringe Celebrities.

P.S. someone invite ABC, BBC, Comedy Central or Netflix etc. pls. k. thnx.

★★★★ “It's fun, it doesn't require much thinking, and it's a great excuse to get some laughter happening for 60 minutes of quality banter” - by Tema , Weekend Notes

Andrew Silverwood: Call Me Janice

"If you put me in a show, change my name. Call me Janice."
"No Thanks! Janice is my mum's name."
A show about the water in Disneyland, Brits meeting koalas, having a dog and accidentally taking animal tranquilizers. Stand-up & storytelling from award-winning, critically acclaimed cheeky London chap, Andrew Silverwood.

★★★★ “A force to be reckoned with and a mainstay in the stand up comedy industry for a long, long time...” - Fatema, Weekend Notes


★★★★ "Quick-wit, dripping sarcasm and self-deprecating jokes make for a solid hour of laughter" Adelaidian

★★★★ "A must see" Fourth Wall

★★★★ "Funny, Likeable, Honest" Laugh Kookaburra

Benjamin Maio Mackay's (Please) Validate Me

A comedy show seeking your approval. Multi-award nominated, 5 star performer Benjamin Maio Mackay has been through some sh*t. Now he's got some stories to tell, hopefully they'll make you laugh (or maybe even cry). Either way please come make him feel better about his otherwise meaningless existence.

★★★★★ "Hilarious" Glam Adelaide.

“A charismatic and captivating storyteller…“Combining honest reflection, clever observations, sarcasm and song, he is nothing if not entertaining as he shares intimate aspects of his colourful life…he’ll make you laugh; he’ll make you think and even squirm in your seat” - Fringe Feed

 ★★★★★ "A must see" - Fringe Feed Perth Audience Review

★★★★1/2 "Genuinely Funny" Herald Sun.

★★★★ The Adelaide Advertiser.

★★★★ "Fabulous" The Clothesline

"Dynamic and gripping" Fringe Review UK.

"Damn impressive" AU Review.

"Enigmatic as f**k" Magnus Danger Magnus.

Disney Delights

Be taken on a magical, musical journey through the biggest and best Disney songs, from Mary Poppins to Frozen! Relive all your favourite enchanting songs performed by Benjamin Maio Mackay (Great Detectives) and Laura Desmond (socially [un]acceptable) in this family friendly affair. “The two performers absolutely take you on a magical adventure of a wide variety of Disney songs showcasing their impressive vocals” - by Kristy Dee, Weekend Notes

Dr Selflove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Thights

Unfortunately, growing up happens to everyone. Along the way, some things stick with us; a comment from someone you thought you knew, or an attitude towards an object that you love. How do these things shape us? A show which poses more questions than it answers, explore vulnerability, change and strength from a female perspective with Dr Selflove. Directed by Benjamin Maio Mackay.

 

★★★★ "Natural and emotive performer" The Advertiser.

"Desmond's stage presence is at once casual and controlled" Collage Adelaide.

"Unique and commanding, in the most delicate of ways" The AU Review.

"Honest, brave and thought provoking" Great Scott.

Past Projects (2015-2019, 2012-14 Projects are detailed in the "History" Page)

Great Detectives 2!

                         

In 2019 Preachrs Podcast OnLine & OnStage presented a sequel to their smash-hit, Great Detectives. The new show featured much loved characters, Johnny Dollar and Candy Matson in brand new stories! The show received 5-Star reviews and audience acclaim during its debut sell-out run in the 2019 Adelaide Fringe. 2 New Mysteries! 1950s detectives Candy Matson & Johnny Dollar shone in their first ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ show (Glam Adelaide), now they’re back! Be immersed in a world of excitement as we recreate the experience of attending a 1950s radio recording. So come along & join us for a night of new mysteries, comedy & intrigue! “Not to be missed” - Theatre Now Starring Emma Bargery, Eden Trebilco, Jennifer Barry and Benjamin Maio Mackay this show is one not to miss! 8 Shows only!

 

#BunnyPastards - Hardly Trivial Trivia

 

Preachrs Podcast OnLine & OnStage along with Ben Sorensen Enterprises were delighted to present the comedy duo Ben Sorensen and Benjamin Maio Mackay in their debut show together. #bunnypastards was a crowd favourite in the Adelaide Fringe, audiences loved it and the debut season was sold out! These two podcasters are sure to delight with wit, wisdom and terrible dad jokes... Join two of Australia’s favourite podcasters, narcissistic nihilist Ben Sorensen and sadistically sarcastic Benjamin Maio Mackay for a night of improv, trivia, pop culture and comedy. Prepare for wit, wisdom, high brow dad jokes and some very black humour…This is certainly a night not to miss! 2 Shows only, March 14 and 15!

 

Great Detectives  - 6 Award Nominations!

          

Preachrs Podcast OnLine & OnStage had our smash-hit, Great Detectives of Old Time Radio Live tour Australia over 2016, 2017 and 2018 to audience, and critical acclaim. 

 

Join us for an evening of Mystery, Comedy and Intrigue! The 1950s were the golden age of radio drama. Now you can relive 3 classic mysteries live on stage. Be immersed as this show recreates before your very eyes the experience of attending a 1950s radio drama recording, with scripts from old favourites Candy Matson and Yours Truly Johnny Dollar! 

 

This production features a phenomenal cast of Australian actors including, Benjamin Maio Mackay, Eden Trebilco, Julia Sciacca, and Jennifer Barry. Prepare to be taken back to the 1950s in this entertaining and intriguing historic recreation! 

 

The revised version of the show opened in September during the Sydney Fringe 2016, before touring for over 25 shows! The show has earned 5 Star Reviews and audience acclaim. After a 2016 Adelaide season the show returned to Adelaide Oval during Fringe for 3 more sell-out shows.

 

Preachrs Podcast OnLine & OnStage has brought Australians critically acclaimed theatrical productions since 2013 and founder Benjamin Maio Mackay shares his excitement at taking this show around Australia. “It resonated with so many members of our audience in the 2015 Adelaide Fringe and I’m ecstatic that we’ll be able to perform this new version to audiences all over Australia. It has the right mix of comedy, drama and history - it really appeals to all ages and tastes.” 

 

AWARD NOMINATIONS: Broadway World Sydney Theatre Awards 2016

Best Play

Best Actor - Eden Trebilco

Best Actor - Benjamin Maio Mackay

Best Director - Benjamin Maio Mackay

Best Actress - Julia Sciacca

Best Supporting Actress - Jennifer Barry

 

“A Performance Not to Be Missed!” - Theatre Now

 

5 Stars - Glam Adelaide


“An entertaining experience” 4 Stars - Adelaide Theatre Guide 

Matthew Reilly's Ice Station Live

Best selling Australian author Matthew Reilly announced a Preachrs Podcast OnLine & OnStage audio drama production of his number 1 best selling novel Ice Station:

 

Cast:

Josh Mensch as Scarecrow

Mary Rose Angley as Fox

Victoria Morgan as Sarah Hensliegh

Benjamin Maio Mackay as Book

Jennifer Barry as Kirsty

with Scott Reynolds, Katherine Wicker, James Edwards, Aaron Broomhall, Sebastian Cooper, Christophe Pasquier & Adam Bates

 

 

Preachrs Podcast OnLine and OnStage is delighted to be bringing you a full cast audio drama of Matthew Reilly’s acclaimed action thriller novel Ice Station. Ice Station tells the story of a team of US divers, who vanish while exploring three thousand feet beneath the ice shelf. After sending out an SOS, the Wilkes Ice Station draws a rapid deployment team of Marines…and someone else! A horrific firefight, a plunge into a killer whale infested pool and a battle for survival is what makes Ice Station riveting. In Matthew Reilly’s words, “It’s time to bring Ice Station to life!” 

 

Actor, director and writer Benjamin Maio Mackay (owner of Preachrs Podcast OnLine and OnStage) has adapted Ice Station into an audio drama and in the Adelaide Fringe Festival the project will be piloted with a live reading of the first 3 parts. This reading will feature a hugely talented Adelaide ensemble cast, as well as sound effects to help engage the audience in this exciting story. Benjamin describes this project as one of his most enjoyable to date and explains that he is truly honoured to be working with such an iconic Australian text.

 

The show received audience and critical acclaim.

Great Detectives of Old Time Radio LIVE!

The 1940s were the golden age of radio drama and now you can relive 3 of those stories live on stage. Be immersed as this show recreates before your very eyes the experience of attending a 1940s radio drama recording. The scripts are from old favourites Dragnet, Yours Truly Johnny Dollar and Candy Matson!

 

Dragnet is possibly the most famous crime drama from the era, as all the scripts are based on actual cases and they were transcribed from police reports. Dragnet is considered one of the best police procedural shows of all time!

 

Yours Truly Johnny Dollar was one of the longest running radio shows of the time and it’s all based around the “action packed expense account of Johnny Dollar private insurance investigator!” 

 

Candy Matson was always finding herself in tricky situations and always managed to help the police in their investigations. Being one of the only female investigators of the time it’s no wonder her show was another one of the most popular radio shows of the time!

 

Featuring a stellar cast of:

Benjamin Maio Mackay

Michael Allen

Julia Sciacca

Eden Trebilco 

Therese Hornby

Jennifer Barry 

and Brian Knott as the Announcer

For details on our shows prior to 2014 please head to the "History" page.