Rhinestone Rebel

Paul McDermott Plus One

Blood Orange

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Event Venue

Princess Theatre, Launceston

Event Dates & Times

  • Wed, Nov 22 2023 7:30pm

Running Time

90 minutes


No Babes in Arms

Suitable for 15 years and older

Contains coarse language and adult themes

No recording or photography


  • All tickets - $45.00

Rhinestone Rebel

Paul McDermott Plus One

Blood Orange

This is a show that dances madly where other shows fear to tread

Blood Orange is the third collaboration between writer/performer Paul McDermott and guitar/rock/god Glenn Moorhouse.

It’s the culmination of three years of intense study and personal observation. The previous PAUL + 1 shows have been fixated on the implications and reactions to the pandemic (see BACKSTORY below). In 2023, finally freed from the claustrophobia of COVID and its all-invasive presence PAUL + 1 felt able to explore new and powerful territory.

Blood Orange tackles three large conceptual themes facing contemporary society: The fall of Empire, the rise of women, and wanking (not necessarily in that order).

From these broad but deceptively simple topics, PAUL + 1 has created a sonic hellscape of contemporaneous hilarity. This is a modern work for modern people that has appealed to both young and old.

Daring and dangerous, and willing to dive head-first into topics most other comedians are afraid of touching, PAUL + 1 offers a dark antidote to this nervous, and overprotective era. This is a show that dances madly where other shows fear to tread. It is a carnival ride of the absurd, a feral outpouring of indignant rage at a broken system, and a sweet-voiced assault on hypocrisy, seamlessly executed by a swaggering idiot and his guitar-playing cocaine bear.

★★★★★ “Naughty fun of the highest calibre”
The Clothesline
★★★★★ “Laughter is good for the soul and my soul feels really good now”
Glam Adelaide
★★★★ “He’s lost none of his aggressive charm”
Time Out
★★★★ “McDermott’s sharp songwriting shines in this riotous performance”
Adelaide Advertiser

Access Seating:
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