Melbourne Fringe: Kick The Bucket

Kick the Bucket has more costume changes than a Cher concert. And yet, somehow, this doesn’t distract from the material.

Kick The Bucket - Melbourne Fringe 2015
Kick The Bucket – Melbourne Fringe 2015

Back in Victorian times, death and dying were everyday topics of conversation; hell, they were bang up for a bit of a death-chat. These days, we are almost pathologically averse to discussions of death or mortality. Melissa Main and Nicola Bell seem on a mission to change this.

The original songs about death are uniformly excellent and insightful, and at times deeply moving (Ava’s Song, I’m looking at you), and the performances of Melissa Main and Nicola Bell are polished and engaging.


Erin James

Erin James is's former Editor in Chief and a performer on both stage and screen. Credits include My Fair Lady, South Pacific and The King and I (Opera Australia), Love Never Dies and Cats (Really Useful Group), Blood Brothers (Enda Markey Presents), A Place To Call Home (Foxtel/Channel 7) and the feature film The Little Death (written and directed by Josh Lawson).

Erin James

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