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About The Show

A new original musical by Melbourne writers 
Mattie McLeod and Thomas Bradford. 
Presented by Something Blue Productions

 

Tinder Tales tells the story of Abby, a hopeless romantic so stuck in her own head that she can’t simply date someone. As Abby finally meets a guy who she thinks is the one, we not only see the effect their blossoming relationship has on her self-esteem, but also the affect her self-esteem has on her relationship. Her Insecurities and Doubts manifest themselves as characters, her Mother constantly preaches at her, and just when it seems like it can’t get any worse, Dr. Over-Analyze comes out to play. 

 

Tinder Tales is a show for anyone who has puked on a first date, spent an hour constructing a five-word text, or gone on a late-night tinder-binge. This original one act musical has a catchy pop score, heavily stylised movement and ever-so-slightly melodramatic fantasies. Blending elements of musical theatre and cabaret, the show satirises both romantic comedies and online dating, even as it succumbs to all their worst tropes. As comical as it is touching, and as cringe-inducing as it is relatable, Tinder Tales asks; can true love exist in a digital age?  

 

Playing October 24th-28th @ The Loft Theatre, Chapel Off Chapel

 

"The audience was constantly in stitches" - Weekend Notes
"Laughs of recognition rose in waves from the crowd..." - Squirrel Comedy
"Perhaps the loudest applause should go to the creators of this show....Tinder Tales is a stroke of musical comedy brilliance." -  Theatre Press 

Highlights from the premier season of Tinder Tales at the 

2018 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. 

Meet Our Creative Team

Clary Riven

Director 

Clary completed her Bachelor of Performing Arts at Monash University in 2015, where her passion for stagecraft and theatre making began to develop. Most recently, Clary  was director of 'God Only Knows: The Songs of Brian Wilson' at Chapel Off Chapel and 'Sonder: A Charity Concert' at the Alex Theatre. She has also worked as assistant director on 'Bare', 'Memphis' and 'The Full Monty', all with Stage Art, 'Let It Be: Songs of Lennon and McCartney' with Flourish Productions, '21 Chump Street' with Pursued by Bear and 'Metamorphoses: A New Musical'. She also worked as dramaturge for 'Beautiful Things' with Stage Art Exposed. 

Clary is delighted to be working on this super raunchy new Australian musical, and join the Tinder Tales team. 

 

 

"A seven who'll make you laugh..."

Thomas Bradford 

Composer and Musical Director 

Thomas is a Melbourne based performer and writer most recently seen in StageArt’s ‘The Full Monty’. Other performance credits include ‘Motormouth loves Suck-face’ written by Anthony Crowley and performed at Chapel Off Chapel, ‘Super Brady Cabaret’ StageArt, ‘Hair: Summer of Love’ StageArt 2014 regional tour & the role of Frank Jr. in the Australian premiere of ‘Catch Me If You Can’. In other roles Thomas has written and performed a musical showcase called ‘Songs my Parents had Sex to’ produced by Front & Centre, musically directed ‘High School Musical 2’ with ACTion youth theatre and creatively produced & musically directed a youth theatre showcase for Wyndham Theatre Company called ‘One Night Only’.  

After a Sold Out and raved about season at the 2018 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Thomas is excited to bring Tinder Tales back to the stage is this New, Bigger & Better format.
The jokes are dirtier, the songs are catchier and the dates are sexier.

“Sober enough to know better, drunk enough not to care”

Kirra Sibel 

Choreographer 

Kirra is an up and coming musical theatre choreographer boasting a unique style and vision for the spectacle that is put on stage. Her style stems from a strong Jazz and Tap background but she loves to explore and incorporate any style that will give the show that extra flare! Kirra recently finished choreographing StageArt’s ‘Bare The Musical’ and the Australasian Premier of Memphis The Musical (StageArt). Other credits include The Little Mermaid’ (Windmill Theatre Company) and ‘Chicago’ (Windmill Theatre Company) for which she has received multiple industry award nominations. She has also been the resident choreographer for Mount Scopus Memorial College’s senior school productions for the last four years. This role has allowed Kirra to work with and mentor aspiring young musical theatre talents in shows such as ‘Mary Poppins’, ‘Seussical’ and ‘Guys & Dolls’. Currently, Kirra is undertaking her Bachelor of Secondary Education and Arts in Dance & Drama at Deakin University.

"I hope you like bad girls...'cause I'm bad at everything"

 

Mattie Mcleod                   Thomas Bradford 

Writer                               Composer 

Thomas & Mattie are a writing duo from Melbourne. Mattie hails from a Film & TV background, spending a good chunk of her childhood behind the scenes on film sets, and more recently completed her Diploma in Screen-writing at RMIT.
Thomas is a Melbourne based performer and musician with many on stage and off stage credits, including ‘Motor-mouth loves Suck-face’ written by Anthony Crowley, ‘Super Brady Cabaret’ (StageArt) and ‘Hair: Summer of Love’ (StageArt regional tour). They first presented Tinder Tales - A New Australian Musical as part of the 2018 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and enjoyed a sold out season.

"Average sex but extraordinary conversation" 

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