A person seated on a stage with red fringed curtains, dressed in a tuxedo and playing a musical saw with a bow

Mel Malarky Gets The Bum’s Rush

Victoria Fringe

Travel back to 1931 and join us for this bodacious vaudeville show about Mel Malarkey’s last night in her theatre. Award winning spoken word artist and musician, Charlie Petch, marries poetry, original music and theatre in this hilarious and heartbreaking performance. Donkeys! Gigolos! The Musical Saw!

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Charlie C Petch is an award winning playwright, spoken word artist, haiku deathmaster, host and musical saw player. Petch is touring “Mel Malarkey Gets the Bum’s Rush” which got “Best of 2017” from Electric City Magazine for the radio play accompanying album “Odes & Acts”. They have published books with WordPress and LyricalMyrical and poems with Descant, The Toronto Quarterly, Matrix and Oratorealis journals. Petch is the creative director of “Hot Damn It’s A Queer Slam” a multi-city touring poetry slam series.