WITH Sydney Opera House celebrating NAIDOC with some shows in its line-up that also celebrates LGBTI culture, Tina C will send audiences on a journey of love and reconciliation.
Comic Christopher Green’s country and western alter ego headlines the festival with Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word, which looks at Australian culture through the eyes of an American “country gal” who will bring fresh perspective to race relations in Australia.
Tina C first ignited controversy in 2002 with the highly-acclaimed Tina C’s Twin Towers Tribute, which toured many venues and festivals worldwide from Edinburgh to New Zealand via Europe and the US. It was the first comedy to tackle the tragedy of 9/11, surprising audiences and critics alike with its astute humane entertainment.
“Tina C’s naivety is a useful tool. She can ask questions in such a way that everything is skewed for a second,” Green says of his alter ego.
“Maybe jolting someone out of their security just long enough for a sliver of hope to slip in. That’s my intention.
“You might disagree with the theory when you see it in practice, but I hope you see that it is done with a sincere heart and a sincere hope that my frivolous entertainment might make a microscopic fracture in the pain/time continuum.”
Green is a British entertainer and theatre maker. He has won many awards including the Olivier Award for Best Entertainment, as well as worldwide fans for his fusing of serious issues with entertaining forms.
Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word features music by James Henry and a special appearance from Casey Donovan.
Tina C: Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word
When: July 4-5, 8.30pm and July 6, 7pm.
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