Starring Mark Lee

The master raconteur lives!

This new one man show borrows largely from Twain’s own writings on Australia – from his books, newspaper articles, letters and diaries. The audience is witness to his resonant recounts, from his own perspective, reshaping his words and ideas into this “cabaret show without songs”.

Much like Twain’s own travel lectures, it’s a collection of astute anecdotes, tall tales and often poetic observations of places and people, all served with lashings of wit and a healthy side order of sarcasm. To hear these lyrical, literary tidings, in a structured, theatrical presentation, gives them new life and grace, dissolving many assumed barriers of culture and time.


Venue Format
Theatre, Hall, Black Box Venue
Technical Rating
D, The production can be modified to suit most venues
Touring Party
2
Considerations

1 man show starring Mark Lee (Gallipoli)

No remount required. Simple set with easy bump in - suitable for Arts Councils (Producer supplies lights and sound) as well as larger theatre spaces.

An insight into the life of Mark Twain, his visit to Australia and his thoughts on what he observed in colonial times.

Jally Entertainment has developed three post- COVID shows with 1 x cast + 1 x crew -making it affordable, convenient and most importantly safe for venues to present these productions.

Jally Entertainment has developed three post- COVID shows with 1 x cast + 1 x crew -making it affordable, convenient and most importantly safe for venues to present these productions.

We are a professional touring company, established in 2004 and based on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

Our previous national tours include - 'Steaming', 'Calendar Girls', 'Ladies Night', 'An Evening with Groucho', 'Eleanor's Story', 'Gallipoli - A Manual of Trench Warfare' and 'Menopause The Musical- Women on Fire'.

Upcoming confirmed national tours include 'Margaret Fulton -The Musical' (2021) and 'Mother & Son' (2022)


Company Website
jallyentertainment.com.au

Unique Selling Point

Mark Twain was in Australia from September of 1895 to January of 1896. Part of that time, during November and December, was spent in New Zealand.

His interest in this continent's economic history as a convict settlement, its unusual wild life, its suppression of native peoples and admiration of the amazing tracking abilities of native Australians makes for an interesting story, well told by Mark Lee.

Marketing Materials

Educational teacher's resource pack will be developed to meet the curriculum covering English, History, Australian Studies, Language, Arts and Creative Writing.

Community Engagement

Mark Lee is prepared to undertake 'in school' workshops covering his knowledge of 'Mark Twain's' visit to Australia.

In 1895 Mark Twain travelled to Australia on a lecturing tour and wrote a book of his adventures.

As America’s most celebrated novelist; newspaper columnist; writer of comic short stories and a respected social commentator, he was well known across all strata of society.