FNL … Alive and Unlocked!

Venue Riverside Theatre
Dates 05 January - 09 January 2021
Category Live Event

Roadcase Productions & Sydney Festival present
World Premiere
Starring Catherine Alcorn and Paul McDermott

What the effen’ hell is FNL!? Fast n’ Loud? Freaky n’ Libidinous? Fanciful n’ Luscious?

Celebrating all that we’ve missed during 2020’s year of living dangerously, FNL … Alive & Unlocked! is creatively curated chaos.  An unrestrained, heady and exhilarating mix of contemporary music, cabaret, sketch comedy, drag and emerging artists reuniting – finally – on an actual stage!

Originally streamed as Friday Night Live! during the great lockdown of 2020, FNL … Alive & Unlocked! will unleash this January as part of Sydney Festival 2021.

Join multi award-winning star and roof-raiser Catherine Alcorn ably abetted by her devilishly inappropriate co-host, music and comedy legend Paul McDermott, maestro Daniel Edmonds and Resident Goddess Verushka Darling as they wrangle an array of super-special guests and surprise performances each night.

Playing for a strictly limited season FNL … Alive & Unlocked! features a revolving door of Australia’s leading music, comedy and theatre talent. Alternating special guests during the week-long season include Helpmann Award winner Ursula Yovich, iOTA, comic legends Wendy Harmer & Jean Kitson, plus musical theatre, TV and cabaret stars Prinnie StevensMarney McQueen, Darren Percival and Ben Mingay, with more guests to be announced soon!

Directed by TV comedy legend Ted Robinson (Good News Week, The Glasshouse and The Big GigFNL … Alive & Unlocked! will be live on stage and live-streamed to the universe.

This is old school entertainment at its best; a much-needed antidote for the times filled with laughs, love, music and the carefree joy of less serious days.

Check out the FNL website at: https://www.fnltheshow.com/

Please contact Box Office directly for group bookings of 8 or more at $49.90 each, email boxoffice_riverside@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au or call 8839 3399.

Please note: This performance contains smoke haze, loud noises (rock n’ roll!), occasional course language and adult content and is recommended for ages 15+.

Riverside Theatres is registered with the NSW Government as a COVID Safe venue. Our COVID Safe plan was developed in line with federal and state government health guidelines, and following consultation with Live Performance Australia, other NSW venues, and various government bodies, on enhanced health, hygiene and safety measures. These measures include: reduced audience capacity with socially-distanced seating; extra cleaning; increased sanitisation of high-touch surfaces; the provision of hand sanitiser, anti-bacterial wipes and hand washing facilities throughout the venue; traffic management plans to alleviate congestion in public spaces; and dedicated COVID Safe Hygiene Marshals.`

Please review our Patron Safety Information before you visit us at Riverside.

It is also important that if you are unwell you stay home, we have updated our ticket conditions and our Box Office team are available to talk through your exchange and refund options.

We encourage the use of masks to help protect our community.


Presented by Tenacious C and GNW
Starring Catherine Alcorn and Paul McDermott
Musical Director Daniel Edmonds
Resident Goddess Verushka Darling
Directed by Ted Robinson
Executive Producers Catherine Alcorn, Ted Robinson and David Smith

“FNL is all class – brilliant, warm and cheeky” Stage Whispers

“Alcorn is the chanteuse with a voice that packs a wallop or reaches deep within the soul.” – Canberra Times

“McDermott can sing. And tell jokes. And entertain like a demon.” – Herald Sun

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Dates and Times:

Tuesday 5 January 2021 at 7:30pm
Wednesday 6 January 2021 at 7:30pm
Thursday 7 January 2021 at 2pm & 7:30pm
Friday 8 January 2021 at 7:30pm
Saturday 9 January 2021 at 2pm & 7:30pm


Approximately 80 minutes (no interval)

Ticket Prices

Premium $89.90
Premium Thursday Matinee $69.90
Premium Saturday Matinee $79.90
A Reserve $69.90
A Reserve Thursday Matinee $59.90
B Reserve $49.90

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