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Media Release


Wed 11 Feb 2015, 6:00pm–7:00pm
Thu 12 Feb 2015, 7:00pm–8:00pm
Fri 13 Feb 2015, 7:00pm–8:00pm
Sat 14 Feb 2015, 7:00pm–8:00pm
Sun 15 Feb 2015, 6:00pm–7:00pm

Where: The Butterfly Club, 5 Carson Place, Melbourne CBD, Victoria

Restrictions: 15+

Ticket Information:

  • Full: $32.00
  • Concession: $28.00
  • Members: $26.00
  • Groups (8+): $25.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: NY Entertainment

Do you hate reality television? Perhaps it's your guilty pleasure? Do you know why you watch it? 'Media Release' probes the relentless rise of instant celebrity culture, its stars, the entertainment industry, social media and the effect that all this has on our psyches.

April is a young aspiring actress who realises one morning that all her dreams could be fulfilled via the launchpad of reality TV. Between interviews with her super-casual yet cutthroat agent, parasitic journalists and ruthless audition panels, April is forced to delve deeper into what an audience really wants to see.

April’s journey raises questions about the portrayal of women in the media, and how their worst qualities are exploited in the name of entertainment. Whether it’s competing for the affections of men, or letting her body take centre stage over her talents, April must confront these barriers if she’s truly going to make it.

With a gripping storyline, concise comic timing and cleverly reworked pop songs, 'Media Release' is both humorous and thought-provoking.

'funny, sharp and sexy. Go. It’s pure entertainment.' - Verity Johnson, Buzzcuts.

'smart, funny exposé of the reality of reality TV...Valette also has a killer set of pipes' - Taylor Yates, The Music

'well-paced and cleverly re-written musical numbers...'an entertaining hour of song and laughs' - Myron My, Theatrepress

'Valette in the lead role is effervescent' - Jacob Robinson, Daily Crikey