Otto & Astrid's Joint Solo Project
Strap yourselves in for a larger-than-life rock concert as utterly dysfunctional siblings, Otto & Astrid, find it difficult to agree on anything in this riotous and razor-sharp satire of culture wars.
Otto & Astrid are Berlin’s prince and princess of art rock and Europop and the self-proclaimed “Best Band in the World” but have fought for years about the creative direction of their highly anticipated 5th album.
Otto is a bleeding-heart do-gooder, deep into cancel culture, but often his efforts are more talk than action. Astrid may be a feminist, but she is also a nihilist, a hedonist and a libertarian. She uses lies and fake news to get what she wants.
Following considerable discussion (and door slamming), they agreed to tour their new solo albums separately, but after months of searching it became clear that (literally) nobody else would agree to play with them.
Ultimately, they are left with no other choice but to accompany each other on this Joint Solo Project.
★★★★★ “Otto and Astrid take rock to a new level with this wild cabaret” Herald Sun
★★★★★ “Made me want to jump out of my chair and dance.” Three Weeks, Edinburgh
★★★★★ “The perfect musical comedy act and there is something for everyone – it should not be missed.” Broadway Baby, Brighton, UK
★★★★★ “All you really need to know is this: they’re hilarious” CBC Canada
★★★★ “Intensely funny.” The Age, Melbourne
★★★★ “Too much fun. Pitch-perfect pop parody” The Scotsman, Edinburgh
★★★★ “White Stripes mated with Laurel and Hardy in the Black Forest.” Time Out, London
Friday, 24 November 2023 | 07:30 PM
Portland Arts Centre, 4A Glenelg St, Portland, 3305, View Map