(extra)ordinary, (un)usual episode III
The third instalment of our sell-out monologue showcase enjoyed another successful season at New Theatre in May 2015. We staged brand new monologues with a kick-arse new cast.
"Malicki has fulfilled his brief and given us a show that is as good as any mainstream entertainment, with a very talented young cast."
- Joy Minter, The Buzz from Sydney
"Performed by Sydney's best stage actors."
- Ellen Hird, Weekend Notes
“There is plenty to be had for a very fun, very affordable night at the theatre.”
- Lisa Thatcher, Blogger
(extra)ordinary, (un)usual II - back by popular demand!
After two seasons of full houses and glowing reviews, we've decided to appease our fans and bring (extra)ordinary, (un)usual II back for another show!
We are returning to New Theatre on Wed 18 June from 7:30pm.
The show is made up of Pete Malicki’s award-winning monologues, performed by some of Sydney’s best actors including an AFI nominee and a world-record-holding improviser!
(extra)ordinary, (un)usual II
542 King Street, Newtown
Weds 21 May, 7:30pm
$18.50 / $16.50 (concession)
The plays have been showcased in festivals around the world and won awards including Best Drama, Best Comedy, People’s Choice Award and Best Script. They have been staged on the West End and at prestigious events such as the Edinburgh Fringe.
Our stories include that of how a man with an incredibly heightened sense of smell landed himself in prison, a checkout chick from Coles, an addiction addict, a funeral crier, the real version of Sir Edmund Hilary’s ascent of Everest, the town death magnet, and a woman who sees people at their darkest moments.
There’s also a special surprise at the end – but we’re not saying what!
What people said about (extra)ordinary, (un)usual I and II:
“If you wear make-up, put on waterproof mascara, as you are likely to leave the theatre crying from laughing so much.” Reviewer: (extra)ordinary, (un)usual II
“Malicki takes theatre for the people to a whole new level, competing directly with film and television, and using what is unique about theatre (real people, real audience) to make an impact its competitors can’t challenge.” Reviewer
“…a beautifully crafted and delivered selection of monologues… Overall, it was an astonishingly brilliant night of theatre that was truly inspiring.” Reviewer
“All in all it was a great night out. Sadly it was only on for two nights. Hopefully Pete will bring it back with more hilarious monologues.” Reviewer
Producer Pete Malicki
Co-Producer Rosemary Ghazi
Mikaela Franco, Leof Kingsford-Smith, Matt Thomson, Charlotte Connor, Rosemary Ghazi, Sam Jenkins, Louise Wildman
V.D. - NSW TOUR
We staged our first episode of (extra)ordinary, (un)usual in November 2013. This included 8 of our best monologues performed by Sydney's hottest actors. We were very pleased to have sold out the second of our two performances!
V.D. is one of the most successful contemporary monologues in the world, with over a dozen awards to its name. In April and May 2014, The Monologue Project presented award-winning actress Eliza St John in a tour of NSW.
We played at New Theatre (Sydney) to standing ovations and critical acclaim, Cootamundra, Gosford, Cronulla and Bundanoon.
You can see the highlight reel on this YouTube video.
About the show
The Monologue Project is all about putting on shows that the average person wants to see. We are not making theatre that only regular theatre-goers will like. The 8 monologues included in (extra)ordinary (un)usual are fascinating and engaging stories which stand up in their own rights.
Eliza St John
Producer and writer, Pete Malicki, says,