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Ash Flanders Is Nothing

Tinderbox Productions Present

Ash Flanders Is Nothing

8:00pm, Thu 1 July, 2021

Event Details



After a damning prophecy from a Dutch wizard, multi award-winning cabaret artist Ash Flanders confronted his own nothingness the only way he knew how – by examining a day in his life in a show called Ash Flanders is Nothing

This is not that show.

The new Ash Flanders is Nothing pairs the original day with a day from 2020. A day that brought with it a new prophecy, another race against time and an even more frantic search for somethingness. Before you know it you’re outrunning death, meeting a lizard named Cookie, loitering by a helipad, howling in a park, singing with a Christian rock band and holding a pillowcase full of birds.

Mixing storytelling with song and comedy with tragedy, Ash invites you on a profoundly funny freewheeling time-traveling journey like no other. Because when life is this gleefully punishing, the material just writes itself.

“Impeccable comic timing. Annoyingly magnetic.” – Witness Performance

Directed by Stephen Nicolazzo 

Musical Direction by David Barclay


Ash Flanders is a multi award-winning writer and performer. His solo work includes End Of, Playing to Win, Ash Flanders is Nothing, Special Victim, Meme Girls and Negative Energy Inc. all directed with long-time collaborator Stephen Nicolazzo. 

He and Declan Greene create theatre under the name Sisters Grimm with Ash also performing in Little Mercy (STC), The Sovereign Wife (MTC Neon), Calpurnia Descending (Malthouse Theatre/STC), Lilith: The Jungle Girl (MTC) and an adaptation of Verdi’s La Traviata (Belvoir).

As an actor he has been seen in the solo show Buyer & Cellar (MTC), Blackie Blackie Brown (Malthouse / STC),  Adena Jacobs’ Hedda (Belvoir), The Temple (Malthouse / Pan Pan Theatre), The Golden Dragon (MTC) and Psycho Beach Party (Little Ones Theatre). 

Ash Flanders Instagram


Due to current Covid restrictions shows will be seated and limited per sitting. 

Please note: Tables cannot be joined together on the evening. Please ensure everyone you wish to seat at your table is included in your booking to avoid being seated separately. Ideally if you can arrive together at the same time, that will help with seating you all together.

Please adhere to social distancing at all times and follow direction from venue staff.

Customers are required to check-in via the Service Victoria App as they enter the venue.

The venue will be taking a number of precautionary measures to ensure patron safety, including:
- Hand sanitiser dispensers
- Signage and social distancing markers throughout the venue
- Regular sanitising of the venue and full clean between sittings

Photo ID is essential, acceptable ID is a current and valid Australian Photo Drivers Licence, State Approved ‘Proof of Age’ card or Passport. 


The kitchen will be serving The Ballroom Menu for this show, and will be open from 6:30pm.

You can view the delicious offerings available by clicking here.

The Brunswick Ballroom is Accessible.
The Brunswick Ballroom has made significant improvements to accessibility by installing an 
Acorn Chairlift. (Model: New Acorn Indoor 180 Curved Stairlift.)

To find out more about the venue, FAQs can be viewed by clicking here.