Wordsworth Productions produces a variety of national tours. We are passionate about taking work to metro, regional, outer regional and remote towns and providing presenters with opportunities to reach new audiences through community engagement opportunities.

We are currently touring:

  • Overweight Lightweight – Dave O’Neil 
  • Art of the Laugh – Comedy Masterclass with Brad Oakes 
  • BROAD – Geraldine Quinn 
  • The Quizzical Mr Jeff 
  • Code of Conduct – Rory Godbold 

      For all programming enquiries contact Celia : celia@wordsworthproductions.com.au

      Overweight Lightweight – Dave O’ Neil 

      In 2024 we will tour Dave O’Neil’s comedy show Overweight Lightweight, accompanied by The Art Of The Laugh comedy masterclass presented by veteran comic Brad Oakes. 

      Overweight Lightweight played to SOLD OUT audiences across the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2023 and received some pretty spectacular reviews. Fat funny man Dave O’Neil is taking a brand new stand-up show, Overweight Lightweight on the road in 2024! 

      Dave O’Neil has toured the country for over 30 years and is one of Australia’s most loved comedians. He has performed at over 20 MICF’s, appeared on TV and hosted radio. In 2017 Dave launched his podcast, The Debrief. Dave also hosts two other popular podcasts with legends of the Australian comedy scene – ‘Somehow Related’ with Glenn Robbins and ‘The Junkees’ with Kitty Flanagan.

      Melbourne Comedy Showcase

      We bring the best of the best in the Melbourne comedy scene to you, curating comedy lineups and bringing together a diverse range of comedic talent, ensuring that there is something for everyone. Our lineups feature a carefully selected sequence of comedians, starting with our MC who will warm up the crowd and set the stage for an unforgettable night.

      A comedy night with a lineup of professional comedians and a high-profile headline act can be presented anywhere from a theatre, community or a pub.

      Contact Celia for tour dates: celia@wordsworthproductions.com.au

      Art Of The Laugh – Brad Oakes

      There are not many great humour writers in the world. There haven’t been many throughout history. That is because writing humour that is funny, really funny, is one of the most difficult and challenging of the literary crafts.

      So how do you create something new? How do you write or perform in a way that makes people laugh?

      The Art Of The Laugh reveals the tricks of the trade and helps performers understand comedy and how to use it effectively in their craft. The techniques revealed in this masterclass will guide students to take their writing and performance art to the next level. Presenters have the opportunity to support performance artists, keynote speakers and creative writers to take part in a professional development workshop.

      Find out more about Art Of The Laugh

      Contact Celia for programming enquiries:  celia@wordsworthproductions.com.au

      The Quizzical Mr Jeff

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      Mr Jeff is an entertainment specialist renowned for his charismatic showmanship, welcoming stage presence and engaging performance style. With years of experience on international stages and in the circus ring, he is skilled in transporting audiences to a state of wonder and play.

      This playful fusion of circus and magic is perfect for audiences of all ages and is guaranteed to create unforgettable memories for you and your family. Dazzling, charming and astonishing… the enchanted world of The Quizzical Mr Jeff awaits!

      *WINNER of Weekly Best Circus at Perth Fringe World   

      *WINNER of Melbourne Magic Festival Artistic Excellence Award 

      *WINNER of Best Family Show Melbourne Magic Festival

      Contact Celia for programming enquiries:  celia@wordsworthproductions.com.au

      BROAD  – Geraldine Quinn

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      BROAD’ is a spandex-busting hour of acclaimed songwriting, show-stopping vocals, belly laughs and defiance, wrapped up in royal-blue sequins and gold stack heels. Crowds were left buoyed and dazzled by this latest original cabaret from musical comedian Geraldine Quinn (Spicks & Specks). ’BROAD’ explores what it’s like to grow up admiring older, iconic women like Rhonda Burchmore and Vivienne Westwood, and suddenly finding you’re slowly becoming one…

      *Green Room Award WINNER Best Cabaret

      *Green Room Award WINNER Best Production 

      *Green Room Award WINNER Best Artiste

      *GOLDEN GIBBO & MOST OUTSTANDING SHOW (MICF 2022) nominee 

      Contact Celia for programming enquiries:  celia@wordsworthproductions.com.au

      Code of Conduct – Rory Godbold

      Rory Godbold’s new play is both deeply personal and ripped-from-the-headlines.

      Paul is the new teacher on staff, and he’s expected to play by the rules – he’s signed the Code of Conduct after all. But everyone at the school has their own way of playing the game, including a student questioning their identity, and another teacher who keeps his cards close to his chest. When boundaries in and out of the classroom are crossed, relationships and identities within the school are set to explode, leaving it one wrong move away from making the papers. 

      Code of Conduct’ is a bold and thrilling new play that doesn’t shy away from asking the big questions about workplace discrimination, queer solidarity and intergenerational responsibility. 

      Contact Celia for programming enquiries:  celia@wordsworthproductions.com.au