Fans of Spinal Tap and Flight of the Concords, say “Hallo!” to your new favourite band. Otto and Astrid are Die Roten Punkte (‘The Red Dots’).
Orphaned as kids, the brother and sister duo found shelter in a Berlin squat and never rockin’ well looked back. An Otto & Astrid gig is a wild rock ‘n’ roll cabaret ride, full of hilarious, truly catchy and award-winning songs, constantly interrupted by the squabbling of the dysfunctional siblings. One of the most irreverent and funny gigs you are ever likely to see.
In EUROSMASH, Otto and Astrid's latest show, they pack the best and worst of Eurovision into one night of warped and riotous entertainment. Following smash-hit seasons at Sydney Festival and an international tour this year to Canada, NZ and the UK, we are very excited to be taking this brilliantly funny and wildly entertaining on a tour across regional Australia in 2019.
★★★★★ All you really need to know is this: they’re hilarious. CBC Canada ★★★★★ Otto and Astrid take rock to a new level with this wild cabaret Herald Sun, Melbourne ★★★★★ Made me want to jump out of my chair and dance. Three Weeks, UK
- Venue Format
- Theatre, Hall, Black Box Venue, Outdoor
- Technical Rating
- Touring Party
Suitable for 15+ due to language warning and adult themes.
Critical Stages is one of Australia’s leading producers of touring theatre. We make outstanding theatre accessible to audiences everywhere. We have toured productions by some of Australia’s leading theatre makers to regional and remote audiences across Australia and New Zealand. The work of Critical Stages has won multiple Green Room Awards and has been nominated for a Helpmann Award for Best Regional Touring production. The company has been awarded National Touring Status from Playing Australia from 2018.
Critical Stages is currently touring work by artists from across Australia including Salvador Dinosaur (Otto and Astrid, The Orchid and the Crow), The Good Room (I Want to Know What Love Is, I’ve Been Meaning to Ask You), Belloo Creative (Motherland, Hanako), Red Stitch (Jurassica, American Song), Sheridan Harbridge (Nosferatutu), Asking for Trouble (Fort, Bottle Collector), Little Red Productions (Lady Beatle) and much more. For more on our full touring menu head to: http://criticalstages.com.au/available-to-tour/
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Unique Selling Point
The shows are extraordinarily fun – as the show is both concert & theatre it’s a great chance to market to both music and theatre fans.
Suitable for lovers of music, cabaret and comedy. Also suited to music loving and arts loving comedy and Entertainment seekers of all ages. Especially suited to those who loved films like This is Spinal Tap or New Zealand’s Flight of the Concords. The show has been performed at arts festivals, theatre festivals and music festivals around the world and regularly sold out. Young adults as well as audiences 50+ have all loved the show.
Otto & Astrid interview in character and the characters have extensive online lives of their own. They launched a web series in November last year, with videos having between 4,000 and 190,000 views. Otto & Astrid have strong online following and are very active on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The performers interview in character and have extensive online lives of their own, including a successful webseries http://ottoandastrid.com/webisodes/
EUROSMASH has just completed a hugely successful 2017 Canadian tour and a hit season at Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Critical Stages successfully toured Otto and Astrid's SUPERMUSICIAN around regional Australia, including to Cairns and Mackay in 2016.
Otto and Astrid are available post-show to meet patrons. Where possible they are keen to sell merchandise post-show, allowing them to interact with fans after the show. Clowning and song-writing workshops, especially for young people (15-25) and emerging artists, are also available alongside the tour where scheduling permits, allowing a transfer of skills to local communities beyond the tour itself.