BOOK TICKETS TO THE SANDMAN & FLACCO TRIBUTE SHOW (ALL ORIGINAL CAST)
Trial by Error in Newcastle
6 & 7 Dec 2019 (8pm)
The Royal Exchange
Salon Theatre, 34 Bolton St Newcastle NSW
Perth’s FRINGE WORLD FESTIVAL
30 Jan – 2 Feb 2020 (8.45pm)
State Theatre Centre of WA
William St, Northbridge WA
Port Fairy Folk Festival
7 & 8 March 2020
Port Fairy VIC
Blue Mountains Folk Festival NSW
13, 14, 15 March 2020
Steve “The Sandman” Abbott and Paul “Flacco” Livingston are arriving in Perth for their pre-world-premier-premiere show The Sandman and Flacco Tribute Show (All Original Cast).
Ten years ago these two fictional characters passed away quietly, without fuss. Both were struck down with a deadly affliction known as “Irrelevance.” Apart from exhuming their alter egos of the 80s and 90s, Paul and Steve will startle audiences with their sublimely adequate musical talents. This will be an hour you will never get back.
Now, they return to the stage for at least sixty minutes to present songs, soliloquies of suburban subsistence and monologues of morose & manic musings.
Don’t miss this rare chance to pay your respects before the scattered remains of The Sandman and Flacco, in these world first, exclusive death-warmed-up shows.
ABOUT STEVE ABBOTT (THE SANDMAN)
Although best known for his character The Sandman, Steve is a legend of the Australian comedy industry. He was a founding member of The Castanet Club, a ten piece comedy group that burst onto the scene at the Adelaide Festival in 1984 where they won the first Best of the Fringe Award. Touring for six years in 1990 the Castanets made the feature film The Castanet Club, directed by Neil Armfield.
Steve appeared from 1993 to 2000 on JJJ with his cult comic creation The Sandman, leading to regular appearances on Good News Week and The Fat – as well as three Flacco and Sandman comedy specials for Channel 10 – then hosting his own comedy variety series In Siberia Tonight for SBS TV.
Following several awards for his feature film scripts with fellow Castanet buddy, Warren Coleman, Steve and Warren founded the production company Bongo Island to create TV and feature films – their own and stuff for other unsuspecting folks.
ABOUT PAUL LIVINGSTON (FLACCO)
As himself, Paul received an AFI nomination for his dramatic acting in The Navigator, co-wrote the international success Happy Feet Two, and is the recipient of five AWGIE awards (annual awards presented by the Australian Writers Guild) for his contributions to the top rating and long running Australian satirical television series Good News Week.
In the guise of his much loved comic alter ego Flacco, Paul has travelled internationally over many years sharing the stage with Lilly Tomlin, Jerry Lewis, Ray Romano, Jon Stewart, Steven Wright, Penn & Teller and Drew Carey. More recently, he has toured across Australia and internationally with the reformed Doug Anthony Allstars.
He is also the author of six books, including D.A.A.S Their Part in My Downfall (Allen & Unwin), a personal memoir documenting twenty-five years of live performance supporting Australia’s most controversial comedy export The Doug Anthony Allstars.