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Thursday 7 July 7pm

The Allusionist Presents:

Your Name ..…..HERE…….

Returning to Australia for the first time since their sold-out tour of 2019, the award-winning entertainment podcast The Allusionist is back with an all new stage show ‘Your Name Here’. The show’s linguistic pincers get stuck into words that come from people’s names: eponyms. Eponyms find themselves all over menus, hats, exercise manoeuvres, streets, towns, measurements, flowers, space, guns, diseases… Sometimes they’re an honour, sometimes they’re an insult, but they’re always a good story. Join host Helen Zaltzman and musician Martin Austwick for a fun, fascinating and irreverent adventure into the chaotic world of words. Helen Zaltzman is a multiple award-winning podcast host and producer. Her linguistics podcast The Allusionist has won multiple awards and the live theatrical spin-off has appeared on stages around the world. Answer Me This, the comedy show she co-founded with Olly Mann in 2007, was one of Britain's most beloved and successful independent podcasts, running for 400 episodes and nearly 15 years. She is a regular guest. Martin Austwick is a podcaster, musician and singer-songwriter, and has released albums as Pale Bird. He has performed music live for The Allusionist, 99% Invisible, The Bugle, and the Third Coast International Audio Awards, and contributed music for a number of podcasts. His podcast about every Tom Waits song is called Song by Song. “Every episode, Zaltzman finds something new and utterly fascinating” – The Observer (UK) “The show is filled with good humor and a great deal of levity to make one of the funniest and most educational podcasts around” – The Guardian “My new favourite is The Allusionist, about words and the English language. I haven't hit a dud yet” – The New York Times. Smartest podcast award at the British Podcast Awards 2018 Podcast Champion at the British Podcast Awards 2018 Best Education Show at the Mixcloud Online Radio Awards 2017 Apple Podcasts’ Best New Podcast of 2015

Show details:

Synopsis

Thursday 7 July
7pm

The Allusionist Presents:

Your Name ..…..HERE…….

Returning to Australia for the first time since their sold-out tour of 2019, the award-winning entertainment podcast The Allusionist is back with an all new stage show ‘Your Name Here’. The show’s linguistic pincers get stuck into words that come from people’s names: eponyms. Eponyms find themselves all over menus, hats, exercise manoeuvres, streets, towns, measurements, flowers, space, guns, diseases… Sometimes they’re an honour, sometimes they’re an insult, but they’re always a good story. Join host Helen Zaltzman and musician Martin Austwick for a fun, fascinating and irreverent adventure into the chaotic world of words.

Helen Zaltzman is a multiple award-winning podcast host and producer. Her linguistics podcast The Allusionist has won multiple awards and the live theatrical spin-off has appeared on stages around the world. Answer Me This, the comedy show she co-founded with Olly Mann in 2007, was one of Britain’s most beloved and successful independent podcasts, running for 400 episodes and nearly 15 years. She is a regular guest.

Martin Austwick is a podcaster, musician and singer-songwriter, and has released albums as Pale Bird. He has performed music live for The Allusionist, 99% Invisible, The Bugle, and the Third Coast International Audio Awards, and contributed music for a number of podcasts. His podcast about every Tom Waits song is called Song by Song.

“Every episode, Zaltzman finds something new and utterly fascinating” – The Observer (UK)

“The show is filled with good humor and a great deal of levity to make one of the funniest and most educational podcasts around” – The Guardian

“My new favourite is The Allusionist, about words and the English language. I haven’t hit a dud yet” – The New York Times.

Smartest podcast award at the British Podcast Awards 2018
Podcast Champion at the British Podcast Awards 2018
Best Education Show at the Mixcloud Online Radio Awards 2017
Apple Podcasts’ Best New Podcast of 2015

Details

PRESENTED BY:
Canberra Theatre Centre & Broadwave

CATEGORY:
Special Event / Other

DURATION:
Approximately 80 minutes, with no interval.

WARNINGS:
This performance may contain strobe lighting and fog/haze effects.

SUIT CHILDREN?:
This performance is suitable for children.

VENUE:
The Playhouse
SEATING PLAN
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Additional Information:
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Seating

Our theatre will be operating at 100% capacity and our regular seating configuration is in place in the auditorium. You will be sitting next to other patrons in the theatre.

Please remain in your allocated seat during the performance.

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