Lousical the Musical & 落叶归根 (Luò yè guī gēn) Getting Home – Online Watch Party Double Bill

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Lousical the Musical & 落叶归根 (Luò yè guī gēn) Getting Home – Online Watch Party Double Bill

Venue Online
Dates 15 October 2021
Category Riverside Theatres Digital – Online Watch Party

Riverside Theatres Digital presents
Binge the Fringe

Be part of the exclusive Online Watch Party of this double bill stream on our Riverside Theatres Digital platform. You will be able to stream both productions and take part in the live chat function. After the shows, participate in a Q&A with Lou Wall, Cheryl Ho and Rachel Lee, hosted by Riverside Theatres’ Program Manager, Catherine Swallow. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain behind-the-scenes insight into the shows and a chance to have your questions answered. This is a one time only event, you will not have access to the show on demand afterwards.

Chat live after the show with:
Q&A Host – Riverside Theatres’ Program Manager Catherine Swallow
Lousical the Musical Creator, Editor, Director and Performer Lou Wall
落叶归根 (Luò yè guī gēn) Getting Home Writer and Performer Cheryl Ho
落叶归根 (Luò yè guī gēn) Getting Home Designer and Production Rachel Lee

By Lou Wall

An original, pop, comedy musical about To-Do List anxiety. A nuanced and electrifying foray into the world of procrastination and its roots in mental health, but in a hilariously fun, mini-pop-concert kinda way. Duh.

Meet Lou Wall. From the moment they learned to write, they’ve been making To-Do Lists. On scraps of paper, in journals, in the notes app on their phone. Lou went back over all those lists and currently has a mortifying 923 items left unfinished from 2002–2020.

These lists have been haunting them. Now that Miss Rona has forced everyone to quarantine, it’s about time they finally checked off those boxes.

In this 60-minute, musical-combustion, Lou will complete all 923 unfinished tasks including, but not limited to: number 77 – email Kate about cat sitting (from 2012), number 423 – make pickle salad (from 2018) and number 712 – buy mum a birthday present (from 2005). Why? Because it’s never too late to get shit done.

By Cheryl Ho

A one-woman show that interrogates the conflict between a woman’s ambition and her sense of duty and longing to be with her family.

Wah, life is damn good.
Your first big commission. Projects lined up. A talking plant.
Till an earthquake hits.
But everything is fine la huh!
I mean, it’s not like you’ve wasted all that your ancestors have worked for on a meaningless career. And of course, it’s not like you might never see your family again whilst surviving on your own in a global crisis.

Show program available – click here to download

Accessible Performance – What’s this?
落叶归根 (Luò yè guī gēn) Getting Home contains Open Captioning in consultation with Deafferent Theatre, assessed for accessibility by Description Victoria, and contains access measures for Blind and low vision audiences within the show’s design and script.

For those who are Blind or have low vision – click here for the pre-show notes.

Performance Warnings
Lousical the Musical contains discussions of suicide, content related to mental health/ill-health, coarse language, sexual themes.
落叶归根 (Luò yè guī gēn) Getting Home
contains mild coarse language, adult themes, strobe/sustained bright lights and sudden/sustained loud noises.

Book tickets on this page for the Online Watch Party double bill on YouTube. If you’re looking for the On Demand offering for:
Lousical the Musical click here
落叶归根 (Luò yè guī gēn) Getting Home 
click here

How You Can Access
We are holding an Online Watch Party double bill for these shows on Friday 15 October 2021 at 7:30pm into your home. The link will be available on this date only and will be streamed on YouTube and will not be available to view online after the event.
You are welcome to share and watch the show as a group or couple. If you are going to share this with your family or a group in your household, please consider purchasing the household ticket.

There is no transaction fee for this show.

About the All Access Pass
Our ALL ACCESS PASS is the perfect option if you want to see all 6 shows at a discounted price!
You can see it your way, and when you want, with access to both On Demand and Online Watch Party viewing options. Ensuring you don’t miss out on seeing any show.

Need Help?
If you’re having issues connecting to our stream, click here to download our Streaming FAQ’s to help you.


Created/Edited/Directed/Performed – Lou Wall
Music By – Lou Wall, James Gales and Sidney Millar
Co-starring – Jean Tong and Naomi Klemens
Thanks to – Naomi Klemens and Harriet Walllace-Mead
Supported by – Eventotron & Darebin Arts Speakeasy
Additional SFX/Music – Epidemic Sound, Ben Sound
Additional Footage – Unsplash, Pexels


Written and Performed by – Cheryl Ho
Design and Production by – Rachel Lee
Sound Design by – Art Wave Studio
Illustrations by – Vanessa Bong
Animations by – Brooke Lee
Mentors – Merlynn Tong (Writing) and Alice Qin (Directing)
Accessibility Consultants – Deafferent Theatre and Description Victoria


WINNER Green Room Award – Outstanding Online Achievement in Cabaret
WINNER Green Room Award – Best Writing – Cabaret
WINNER Green Room Award – Best Production – Cabaret
WINNER Melbourne Fringe – Best Cabaret


2021 Green Room Awards: Best Performer (Independent Theatre)
2021 Green Room Awards: Best Production (Independent Theatre)
2020 Melbourne Fringe Awards Best in Theatre
2020 Melbourne Fringe Awards Best Emerging Writer
2020 Melbourne Fringe Awards Best Emerging Producer
2020 Melbourne Fringe Awards New Zealand Tour Ready award

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1 hour and 36 minutes + livestreamed Q&A after the show

Ticket Prices

Individual $20
Household Group $25
All Access Pass Price (access to all 6 shows - via Online Watch Party and On Demand) $39