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MARIEDL, Selfies with a Giantess

November 28, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEDT

A glance through the lens of the life of ‘the tallest woman in the world’ to turn a probing eye on our view of those who are different.
Maria Fassnauer, known as ‘Mariedl, the Tyrolean Giantess’ was born 1879 to an extremely poor farming family in Tyrol, Austria, and died there 38 years later. But those simple dates bookend an extraordinary life. Her fame spread from the small village out into the wider world and inevitably people came calling, including a man who was to become her manager. Together with her sister Rosa, she spent six years crossing Europe to be exhibited in theatres, at the World Fair in Brussels, in many a German panoptikum, then crossing to England where she spent a year at the Hippodromes in London and Manchester. It was here that Clive Darril from Wagga Wagga, Australia, caught up with her and made his infamous marriage proposal in front of the press, which she turned down. She had sponsorship deals, met royalty, made a huge sum of money which she gave to her parents and a variety of charities; but behind it all was a shy religious woman who had to work hard, standing for hours in position and then selling postcards of herself.
‘Selfies with a Giantess’ uses the lens of the life of ‘the tallest woman in the world’ to turn a probing eye on our view of those who are different, on the life of modern celebrities and influencers, and the price paid for constant self-marketing and presentation.
Mariedl is portrayed by the Austro – Australian actress Maxi Blaha and accompanied by Ursual Fatton on the harp.
๐—™๐—”๐—ค๐˜€
๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—œ ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ?
At least 30 minutes before the show. Our performances start bang on time and it takes a hot second to welcome you into the building.
๐—”๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—œ๐—— ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—บ๐˜‚๐—บ ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜?
The Butterfly Club is a licensed venue. Accordingly, patrons under 18 are only allowed on premises in the company of a parent or legal guardian.
๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—บ๐˜† ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜/๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜?
We strongly encourage using public transport. The Butterfly Club is a short stroll from Flinders Street station and Melbourne Central, and an even shorter stroll from any tram that travels through Swanston or Collins Streets (get off at Town Hall).
๐—›๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—œ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜‚๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜† ๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€?
Please call The Butterfly Club on 03 9663 8107 or reply to your email confirmation.
๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜’๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜†?
If you can’t attend for Covid-related reasons, you are entitled to a full refund provided you let us know ahead of time.
If the show is cancelled to comply with new restrictions or health directives, you will automatically get a full refund – no need to contact us.
Otherwise there are no refunds: exceptions are made in extraordinary circumstances at the Club’s discretion. If there is a sensible reason why you should receive a refund, please contact us and we’ll be happy to discuss.
๐——๐—ผ ๐—œ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—บ๐˜† ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜?
No. Our team have a record of all attendees updated in real time and will be able to let you in whether you bring a printed copy of your ticket or not.
๐—œ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ธ ๐—ถ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—บ๐˜† ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ป’๐˜ ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ผ ๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐˜€?
Yes. It happens all the time. It’s totally fine.
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Mick Pacholli

Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.ย  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities. ย  ย  ย  ย 

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Date:
November 28, 2023
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEDT
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The Butterfly Club
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