The O’Loughlin Triplets is cabaret of cabaret. Think; an irreverent middle-aged woman poking fun at herself and an awful lot of other people. Weird, wacky and a trifle odd. This is an excellent show for ex-Catholics who drink too much. There…that covers about half the population! Oh, and it is also great for people who want to loose weight. There…that covers the other half.
The Short+Sweet Cabaret Festival is a-happening at Chapel Off Chapel at the moment, and we thought we’d catch up with some of the participants and ask them 10 quick questions about the festival, about cabaret and about their tastes in pizza and coffee (just ’cause we can). Today we catch up with Emily O’Loughlin… The O’Loughlin Triplets is cabaret of cabaret. Think; an irreverent middle-aged woman poking fun at herself and an awful lot of other people. Weird, wacky and a trifle odd. This is an excellent show for ex-Catholics who drink too much. There…that covers about half the population! Oh, and it is also great for people who want to loose weight. There…that covers the other half.
Why should people come and see it? Because once everyone has seen it I will stop doing it. Won’t that be a relief. Ha! Describe the show in 5 words: Odd-ball, eccentric, whimsical, funny, irreverent…amazing, I did that without using one four letter word. Does my show have original music?
The way my accompanist plays it….very original!
Come and see Australia’s first Raw Comedy National Winner (2001) make her Cabaret debut in this years Short and Sweet lineup. It could be ace. It could be a car crash…either way you’ll laugh.
A Quick Chat With Emily O’Loughlin…
1. Have you ever been involved with Short and Sweet before, or are you a S+S virgin?
Virginal and ready to be kissed.
2. What do you love about the Short and Sweet Cabaret Festival?
The fact that I can get away with doing less writing than I can at comedy festival time! No, it is the fact that I can actually have a sing in the safety of Cabaret confines which means, even if I sound like a cow having sat on something boiling hot, people will have to assume it is ‘art’.
3. Do you have any pre-show rituals?
Is vomit a ritual?
4. What do you love about cabaret?
The dingy dark clubs, the dingy dark performers, the dingy dark paycheck….oh, and the vomit.
5. Is life a cabaret old Chum?
Come see the Cabaret….and decide for yourself.
6. The premise of Short and Sweet Cabaret is to present 10 minute works. Do you think your show will become a longer cabaret piece eventually, or does it work best as a short piece?
I am bang up for making it longer….depending upon how many audience members fall asleep before it ends. If it is less than 50% I am onto a winner.
7. What do you hope to gain from this Short and Sweet experience?
Everything. Seriously….what is not to love and to be gained from this whole experience…except skin diseases, I draw the line at skin diseases.
8. How do you have your coffee?
In a mug. 9. What’s the best Pizza Topping?
Another pizza. Or George Clooney.
10. What’s your favourite place in Melbourne?
My beddy byes.