Press Release – 29 November 2013

Posted by Lizzy Mace on Nov 29, 2013 in Adelaide Fringe |

Mace and Burton bring their award-winning  5-star show ROM COM CON to Adelaide Fringe 2014!

Rom-Com-Con-LST-biggerHave you ever watched a romantic comedy and wondered “Could that actually happen in real life?” Lizzy Mace and Juliette Burton have. And what’s more, they decided to find out!

Join them as they try talking to coma patients (While You Were Sleeping), standing on street corners (Pretty Woman) and going on dates with guys whose paddling pools they used to play in (Bridget Jones’s Diary) – all in an attempt to find The One.

Do the rom coms hold the key to finding true love? Or are they all just one big con?

One of the breakthrough shows from the Edinburgh Fringe 2011 and 2012, Rom Com Con has its Australian premiere at the Adelaide Fringe 2014!

  • Winners of an Argus Angel Award for Excellence and ‘Top Nominees‘ for Best Comedy at The Latest Festival Awards, Brighton Fringe 2012.
  • Named in Chortle.co.uk‘s TOP 10 real-life stories and The List magazine’s TOP 5 free shows at Edinburgh Fringe 2012.
  • Ranked #4 on EdTwinge.com out of all 2600+ shows at Edinburgh Fringe 2012 according to the overall positivity of Tweets in which they are mentioned.
  • 5- and 4-star reviews from Three Weeks, The Skinny, Fringe Guide and Blastocyst.com; mentions in The Stage, The Independent, and Australian comedy website Squirrel Comedy.
  • Appeal to a wide demographic; regularly sold-out shows. Men and women, from pre-teens to septuagenarians, even a stag party of 12 lads loved it. Unanimously positive reactions from audience members saying that they’d been given hope, confidence and felt uplifted.
  • Strong press and industry interest. Mace and Burton have been interviewed for podcast and radio shows, featured in Fest magazine, The Skinny and BehindtheFringe.com and performed an extract of Rom Com Con on BBC Radio Scotland’s MacAulay and Co in Edinburgh 2012.
  • Mace and Burton are working on a feature-length screenplay of Rom Com Con with an established film producer; interest from festival organisers, tour managers and TV producers.

 Rom Com Con at the Adelaide Fringe 2014

Sun-Weds 6pm | 17 Feb – 16 Mar (not 24 Feb or 10 Mar)
The Bakehouse Theatre, 255 Angas St, Adelaide 5000

Adult: $23; BankSA Customer/ Fringe Benefit Member/ Group/ Concession: $20; Cheap Tuesdays: $17

Rom Com Con is a BankSA Support Act; a limited number of $10 tickets will be available on opening night.
Buy tickets online at: http://www.adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix

Company History

Lizzy Mace and Juliette Burton met as actor-members of the Cambridge scriptwriting forum, WRiTEON! They began writing together at a stand-up comedy workshop in 2010. Lizzy’s solo show Crush was well-received by reviewers and audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe 2010: “a charming presentation into the nature of romantic crushes … one of the more fruitful hours spent in the smaller rooms of the Free Fringe” (Chortle.co.uk). Since discovering a shared love of all-things-confused, and a shared confusion of all-things-love, a light-hearted romp through the rom coms was the natural choice for their first offering as a double-act. Rom Com Con had huge success at Edinburgh Fringe 2011 and 2012, at Brighton Fringe 2012 and 2013, and on a tour of the UK. Mace and Burton look forward to performing in Adelaide, the first time the show will be presented outside the UK!

Solo Shows

Mace and Burton are both bringing their new solo shows to Adelaide alongside Rom Com Con.

Juliette Burton: When I Grow Up | Thurs-Sat 6.30pm, Sun 2pm | 14 Feb – 16 Mar
In this true-life docu-comedy, Juliette realises her childhood ambitions. Artist, farmer, ballerina, baker, princess, pop star, cartoon, Muppet; she’s living the dream…every dream she ever had!

For full details including venue, price and schools info, see www.julietteburton.co.uk/shows/whenigrowup

Lizzy Mace: Overlooked: A Roll-Call of the Small | 8.45pm | 2 Mar – 16 Mar (not 10 Mar)
Fresh from training in improvisation and sketch comedy at the legendary Second City, Chicago, award-winning UK writer-performer Lizzy Mace presents a series of endearingly awkward characters.

For full details including venue and price, see www.lizzymace.co.uk/shows/overlooked

BankSA Support Acts

All three of Mace and Burton’s shows have been selected to be part of the BankSA Support Act scheme, which supports emerging artists and encourages audiences to see something new.

WHAT THE REVIEWS SAY:

“Darling of the stand-up documentary Dave Gorman is preparing for another crowd-pulling show; but across the street in a dark basement, Lizzy Mace and Juliette Burton have perfected his art. … Full of laughs and with the odd tear-jerking moment thrown in for good measure … perfect for anyone who’s ever despaired of finding love.”
**** Three Weeks

“Sweet and funny … the feel-good hit of the summer, guaranteed to make you smile”
**** The Skinny

“An engaging hour of storytelling… funny, poignant and heartwarming… this is one of the most organised and slick performances I’ve seen in a free show and it’s definitely the best free performance I’ve seen this year… a great show that has lots of potential and could easily be transferred to TV.”
**** Fringe Guide

“A brave and successful crusade to find out how true to life Hollywood romance really is… If Richard Curtis made a film of this, he wouldn’t even have to alter a word of script.”
***** Blastocyst.org.uk

Download the full press release here: Mace and Burton Adelaide 2014

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