A Night With Pastor Ace

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Image: by Tom Kelly

Darwin Fringe 2023 Award Winner

A sacrilegious musical comedy about growing up queer in the evangelical church. With original songs on ukulele, a power presentation, and flying... sex toys, “Pastor” Ace will take you on their journey of almost becoming a pastor, but becoming a queer musical comedian instead.

Join Pastor Ace in their hilarious and heartwarming journey of finding queer joy despite every effort to pray the gay away.

Ace R L is a Darwin based musical comedian, and has performed at Darwin Fringe Festival 2022 and 2023, Palmerston Pride Festival, Palmerston Youth Festival, and has performed in a Top End Pride comedy gala alongside comedy geniuses Anna Piper Scott and Grace Hogan.

Ace's solo show, "A Night With Pastor Ace", was a hit at Darwin Fringe Festival 2023 and won the "Spirit of the Fringe" award!

Creative Mentor (2023): Anna Thomson;
Filmography + Photography: Tom Kelly and Aaron Smith

"A Night With Pastor Ace really won the crowd over!"
— LAUNCHdarwin

Above image by Laurie Keys

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Credits: Creative Mentor (2023): Anna Thomson; Filmography + Photography: Tom Kelly & Aaron Smith.

This project was made possible by the Australian Governments Regional Arts Fund, which supports the arts in regional and remote Australia.


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Auslan Interpreted
Vision Rating 75%

Dates & Times

WHEN 22-27 Jan | Mon-Sat 7pm
AUSLAN Thu 25 Jan 7pm


FULL $39.00
CONC $35.00
GROUP $31.00 - (min 6)
COMPANION FREE - please contact [email protected] or 03 9663 8107 to arrange


The Butterfly Club - Upstairs

5 Carson Pl, Melbourne CBD

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Flinders Street


Any Swanston St tram to stop 11 (City Square) | tram 11, 12, 48, 109 to stop 6 (Melbourne Town Hall) | tram 86, 96 to stop 6 (Swanston St/Bourke St)

Event notes


Melbourne Premiere, Award Winning


Themes of a sexual nature, Strong language, References to suicide and/or self-harm

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