“Lashings of wit and bedlam”
“Clever, inventive, polished, prodigiously talented and extremely funny” Time Out Sydney
10 years since they burst onto the scene with their wildly popular brand of musical infotainment, Frisky & Mannish are officially Pop PhDs, fully qualified to conduct scientific analyses of the molecular intersections between every pop song ever. For the first time, you are invited into their PopLab to peek down the microscope at all their latest research projects. Have they found an effective vaccine for the contagious Tropical House virus sweeping through the pop world? Who is the latest to benefit from their 80s RnB Conservation Program? Brush up on your Pop Periodic Table with the mad scientists themselves, and perhaps you too will be able to address problematic equations, like just how can Coldplay be so popular even though everyone you ask says they hate them? Science, people. Science.
Award-winners at Adelaide Fringe, sell-outs at Perth Fringe, specially invited artists at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and long-overdue a return to Sydney since their acclaimed debut at the Opera House in 2009. The British sensations are finally BACK to bring you their unique brand of popmusicy-seriocomic-mashparodic-stereophonic-LOUD-vaudevillian-sketchcabaret-throwbackcurrent-oldfangled-newfashioned-bapsbotty-infotainment.
Laura Corcoran is a writer, director and performer best known as Miss Frisky – both one half of Frisky & Mannish, and also resident diva with some of the finest cabaret shows in the world, including La Soiree (Denmark, London, Perth, Auckland), Palazzo (Berlin, Austria), Black Cat Cabaret (London) and Briefs present: Sweatshop (Edinburgh). After studying English at Oxford University, and Musical Theatre at the Royal Academy of Music, she teamed up with Matthew Floyd Jones to create Frisky & Mannish. They have enjoyed huge critical acclaim, multiple Edinburgh Fringe sell-out shows, international touring, regular appearances on BBC radio, and most recently a UK Top Ten Comedy podcast. Laura has also directed multiple acclaimed cabaret shows at The London Wonderground, and is a sought-after MC in Europe, working in German and French as well as her native English.
Matthew is a musician, writer and performer, best known as the keyboard-playing half of internationally-beloved musical comedy duo Frisky & Mannish, and the creator of acclaimed solo show Richard Carpenter is Close to You.
He won a Fringe First and a Musical Theatre Review Award for co-writing the hit play A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad).
He played George in the West End première of Miss Nightingale, and has acted at the National Theatre, Sadler’s Wells, Trafalgar Studios and the Barbican. His alt-drag character act Ruth Less was crowned Miss Twin Peaks 2013.
He has musically directed shows for the Young Vic, Jermyn Street Theatre and the Oxford Playhouse. He regularly works as a featured entertainer for Royal Caribbean International. He has also written a number of articles and interviews for Exeunt Magazine.
Matthew graduated from Oxford with a scholarship, a Full Blue award and a joint honours degree in Classics and English literature. He holds a diploma in piano from Trinity College London. He is an alumnus of the National Youth Music Theatre of Great Britain.
“Lashings of wit and bedlam”
“Pure exhilarating brilliance from start to finish”
“There just aren’t enough superlatives to describe the experience”
“Just plain wonderful”
“Clever, inventive, polished, prodigiously talented and extremely funny”
Time Out Sydney
“Fully blown superstars”