Comedy, Theatre, Touring

Killing Rove


Thu 1 - Sun 4 Sep | 1 hour Factory Theatre
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Killing Rove is the new show from comedian/writer/drongo Patrick Marlborough (VICE, Gawker, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, The Saturday Paper) that seeks to answer the eternal question: what the!?

Watch Patrick as Rove as Patrick blur the lines between homage, threat and mania in an hour of comedy that’s part stand-up, part audio-visual collage, part DSM entry.

Joined by a floating Peter Helliar head (the ‘Peter Hell-A.I.’), sponsored by Boko Haram and fuelled by a Neighbours endorsed line of (amphetamine laced) nootropics, Killing Rove is a joke stacked whirlwind demolition of Australia during the Howard years, Australia now and Paul McDermott that demands that its audience keeps up.

‘The most entertaining psychotic break that I’ve ever witnessed… huge Charlie Day energy. ★★★★½’ FringeFeed

“Incredibly funny tragicomedy of millennial nostalgia!” – Evelyn Araluen, author of ‘Drop Bear’ ★★★★★

‘A tsunami of subversion. ★★★★’ Seesaw Magazine

“Bat shit funny… .a painfully Australian and gloriously autistic experience” – HTMLFlowers ★★★★★

‘Troubled boy.’ The Daily Telegraph

‘Part Saturday morning cartoon, part descent into madness, part middle-finger to neuroptypical sensibilities. Loved it. ★★★★★’ Sonny Yang

‘I laughed so hard I almost puked. ★★★★★’ Audience Member

‘Dig it.’ Tim Heidecker

Show details

Show details
  • 1 hour
  • Venue 1: Factory Theatre
Performance notes
  • Sydney Premiere
  • Content warnings: Coarse Language, Discussion of Suicide, Content Related to Mental Health/Ill-health, floating Peter Helliar head
  • Performance accessibility:
    Thursday 1 Sep
  • Performance accessibility:
    Saturday 3 Sep
  • Performance accessibility:
    Sunday 4 Sep
Venue details & accessibility
Factory Theatre

105 Victoria Road, Marrickville
Telephone: 290206919


Access Notes:
Fusebox - Accessible Factory Floor - Accessible Terminal - Not Accessible Container - Not Accessible Matchbox - Not accessible

Dates and times

Factory Theatre

Thursday 01 Sep - 9:30pm
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Factory Theatre

Saturday 03 Sep - 9:30pm
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Factory Theatre

Sunday 04 Sep - 8:30pm
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The most entertaining psychotic break that I’ve ever witnessed... huge Charlie Day energy. ★★★★½' FringeFeed

A tsunami of subversion. ★★★★ SeeSaw Magazine

Troubled boy The Daily Telegraph

“Incredibly funny tragicomedy of millennial nostalgia!” ★★★★★ Overland