The international hit comedy Buyer and Cellar arrives in Melbourne!

Alex More is an out-of-work actor in desperate need of a new job. When he takes a role as a shop assistant in Malibu, he could never have imagined it would be in the basement of a lavish mansion … owned by Barbra Streisand. Amongst iconic outfits and beloved childhood trinkets, this delightful story of fame and friendship offers a fantastical journey through Streisand’s real-life basement mall.

A cult hit in New York and London, Buyer and Cellar is an outrageous one-man comedy about the price of fame and the oddest of odd jobs, starring the incredibly talented Ash Flanders.

Presented by special arrangement with Darren Bagert, Dan Shaheen and Ted Snowdon.

Cast & Crew

Ash Flanders

Ash Flanders


Gary Abrahams

Gary Abrahams



Adam Gardnir

Set and Costume Designer

Rachel Burke

Rachel Burke

Lighting Designer



Composer and Sound Designer

Suzanne Heywood

Suzanne Heywood

Voice & Dialogue Coach

News & Reviews



Flanders holds the stage completely

The Age

It’s enormous fun. A clever and entertaining monodrama… a fair-dinkum tour de force for Flanders.

The Australian

This is top quality: buy now.

London Evening Standard

Irresistibly entertaining.

Financial Times

Uproariously entertaining theatrical fiction.

The Telegraph

The most talked about new comedy of the season!

The New York Times

The show is a crowd-pleaser and it doesn’t take you long to figure out why.

The New Yorker

Crazy, award-winning fantasia.

The Mail on Sunday

A Funny-Girl, Babs inspired comedy

New York Post


Extend Your Experience

There are many ways you can extend your theatre experience with MTC.

Free Production Briefing

A free production briefing will be held at 6pm on Monday 26 October at Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio. The briefings are a perfect opportunity to learn more about the play from members of the cast and creative teams, before you attend your performance. All briefings are free and there is no need to book – simply turn up prepared for a great discussion!

Forum Night

Monday 9 November is a Forum Night. Following this performance, ticket holders can hear the cast, creative team and director discuss the show. Please note, these evenings are very popular, so get in early.

MTC Donor Events

There will be a post-show Moveable Feast for MTC Donors on Tuesday 17 November, following the 6.30pm performance. For more information about becoming an MTC Donor, call our Philanthropy Manager Patrick Rundle on 03 8688 0959 or email

Join the Conversation

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Attendance Information

  • Contains some coarse language.

  • This production will be audio described on 1 December (6.30pm) and 5 December (4pm, with tactile tour at 3pm), and Auslan interpreted on 12 December (4pm). To learn more about these performances, email