Published on February 28th, 2022 | by Alex Novus
RocKwiz’s Really Really Good Friday set to light up Hamer Hall once more
RocKwiz’s Really Really Good Friday is back and ready for a triumphant return to Hamer Hall on Friday 15 April.
After last year’s fabulous show at the majestic Sidney Myer Music Bowl as part of Live at the Bowl the gang are back for another night of action-packed entertainment.
Brian Nankervis and Julia Zemiro will lead festivities with special guests and the usual shenanigans that come with RocKwiz’s annual Easter show.
“There’s something special about Hamer Hall. The room is so luxurious. It’s a beautiful theatre and whenever you perform in a space that is so expertly designed for performance, everything feels a bit richer. It’s a pinch yourself moment performing there. There’s also a degree of pride that this funny little show that started in the Gershwin Room at St Kilda’s Esplanade Hotel in 2004 has grown and developed into a show that tours nationally, performing in magnificent theatres, town halls and huge entertainment centres,” says Nankervis.
It will be the sixth collaboration between Arts Centre Melbourne and the RocKwiz team with Really Really Good Friday becoming a fixture date on the Melbourne arts calendar.
“This wonderful tradition has developed over the years, and we have people that come to every Good Friday show. They know it’s going to be here; they don’t need to sit around at home feeling sad on Good Friday, they can come to Arts Centre Melbourne,” says Nankervis.
“They know they’ll see an exciting show, with household names, up-and-coming stars and a couple of comedians who are here for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. And, given the RocKwiz tradition of inviting audience members to try out for a seat at one of the desks… they might actually be IN the show!”
“We’re very excited to be able to perform live again. So many of us have lost gigs and work opportunities and audiences have suffered not being able to see shows … so here’s a chance to get things back to normal. Let’s embrace it. We’re always pushing ourselves to come up with something interesting, something challenging … and playing in this beautiful theatre always inspires us.”
★★★★★ “What a night!” – Theatre People
“This was about as much fun as this reviewer has ever had at the Cabaret Festival” – In Daily
“I simply did not want the evening to end” – Stage Whispers
“seamless, funny, witty, sincere and charming. Not a whiff of cynicism in the show. We all said it was the most fun we’d had in months. A tonic.” – Good Weekend, London Evening Standard