Bronwyn Lovell Reviews Red, Like Our Room Used to Feel

December 27, 2013

Red, Like Our Room Used to Feel had a terrific run at the Melbourne Fringe Festival, and the poet Bronwyn Lovell wrote a really engaged and deep review of the show for Australian Poetry. Have a read if you’re interested in a really thoughtful point of view.

Songs for Europe on the Culture Laser

October 26, 2013

I chatted to John Richards and Ben McKenzie at the Melbourne Fringe Festival about the two short plays about Eurovision they performed and produced there. We discuss Eurovision envy, how Eurovision figured in the Portuguese Carnation revolution and their own fantastic Doctor Who podcast, Splendid Chaps (@SplendidChaps). We also get to hear their track, The Universe is Big, a true Whovian delight sung by Petra Elliott.

Red Like Our Room Used to Feel at the Melbourne Fringe

September 16, 2013

On Friday 20 September Red Like Our Room Used to Feel will be making its southern hemisphere début at the Melbourne Fringe Festival. After successful runs at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe, in the Battersea Arts Centre in December 2012, and most recently at the London Literature Festival at the Southbank Centre, we’re really excited to share the show with a new audience.

An intimate poetry performance from Ryan Van Winkle. An audio voyage featuring ambient melodies from Ragland. An installation with paintings, photographs and ephemera from a host of artists. Joy, memory and loss condensed into fifteen minutes. A red room to lay down in. A cup of tea, a snifter of port, and space to listen.

‘Intimate and haunting’ – The Guardian

‘it might be a landmark production for poetry in performance. If you are at all interested in literature, memory, performance or joy, you must see this show’ ***** – The List

‘Simple, yearning and effective’ **** — Time Out

‘An intimate, emotional experience guaranteed to win over even the most poetry-phobic’ –  The Observer

Tickets can be booked on the Melbourne Fringe site, and are by donation only. Whatever you feel it was worth!

What: Red Like Our Room Used to Feel

When: Melbourne Fringe Festival, 20 September – 5 October, 7-9pm (20 min shows)

Where: Fringe Hub – The Warren, North Melbourne Town Hall, 521 Queensberry St, North Melbourne.

How Much: By Donation.

I’m now taking bookings for the Red Room Melbourne Fringe. If you want to enjoy a free poetry experience just drop me a line and I’ll gladly save you a slot. :::::::: For reservations please email Ryan:; subject line ‘Booking for Red Room’. In the email please write two preferred dates/times if possible. Bookings can be made up until 2pm on the day of the performance.


Red Room at the London Lit Festival

June 20, 2013

Thanks to all who came out to see Red, Like Our Room Used to Feel on our two-day stint at the London Lit Festival in the Southbank Centre. If you couldn’t make it, come visit Red Room at the Melbourne Fringe this September! And if you’re not in the Antipodes this autumn, perhaps take a moment to enjoy this short trailer. Filmed at the Battersea Arts Centre in December 2012 by Luke Flemming.

Thanks to all who made this a success, and see you on the road again soon.