Articles on ‘Cabaret’

Fringe Fever: A Quick Chat With Ruth Wilkin

Ruth Wilkin. Image by Sarah Walker

After taking out Best Cabaret at the 2012 Melbourne Fringe with Just A Little Something and blowing Melbourne Cabaret Festival audiences away with True Story, award winning performer and writer Ruth Wilkin is heading to the 2015 Melbourne Fringe Festival with Tribute, an witty and self-aware hour of comedy cabaret characterised by Wilkin’s signature blend of original… Read more.


Melbourne Fringe: DIRRTY

Dirrty - Melbourne Fringe Festival 2015

Elena Gabrielle is exceedingly vulgar, covered in mud, and not much else, as she presents an evening in the company of the filthiest cabaret deviants of the Fringe. Supported each night by a rotating line up of guest acts that may include a giant dancing vulva, the resurrected Jonbenet Ramsey, or a game of bagel-quoits… Read more.


Review: Marina Prior- A Prior Engagement

Marina Prior - A Prior Engagement. Photo supplied.

Marina Prior has been a big name in Australian musical theatre for 30 years. Growing up she thought she would be a pop singer, but at the age of 19 she auditioned for Simon Gallaher’s Pirates of Penzance (the first show in QPAC’s Lyric Theatre) and landed the role of Mabel. Since then, she has… Read more.



A Prior Engagement with Marina Prior

Marina Prior. Image by Graham Jepson

Brisbane audiences are in for a special treat with Marina Prior’s one-woman show – A Prior Engagement – heading to Brisbane Powerhouse’s Visy Theatre this September 10 and 11. She has been a household name in Australia for many years, starring in over twenty lead roles in major musical productions including Les Miserables, The Phantom… Read more.


Judy Strikes Back

Judy Strikes Back

There have been many incarnations of Judy Garland’s life story, but Judy isn’t happy with any of them and she is back from beyond the grave to set the record straight. Bernadette Meenach’s cabaret is conceptually interesting. It was refreshing to see the usual tale of Garland’s journey from child star to drugs and tragedy… Read more.


The 27 Club lives on at The Butterfly Club

Keane Fletcher and Zack Anthony Curran will star in the 27 Club

Walking down the darkened alleyway of Melbourne’s Carson Place and up a dimly lit stairwell, you could be forgiven for thinking you were entering The Butterfly Club. But from 14 –19  July, you will be in fact, walking into The 27 Club. It is neither hell nor purgatory. It is a whiskey-filled den where the lives, deaths, interviews and… Read more.


Eddie Perfect and Ali McGregor announced as joint artistic directors of Adelaide Cabaret Festival

Eddie Perfect and Ali McGregor announced as joint artistic directors of Adelaide Cabaret Festival

The Adelaide Cabaret Festival have named stars Ali McGregor and Eddie Perfect as co-artistic directors of the biggest cabaret festival in the world. Perfect and McGregor, both of whom performed in this year’s festival, helmed by Barry Humphries, will take over the reins for 2016-2017 after Humphries’ one year stint as Artistic Director. The news was… Read more.


Adelaide Cabaret Festival – Art Lite (Hannah Gadsby)

Hannah Gadsby

The Adelaide Cabaret Festival, where there are no rules, becomes a classroom in Hannah Gadsby’s show, Art Lite. Armed with a lectern, a PowerPoint presentation and a nifty laser pointer, Gadsby’s class is not one to be missed! Gadsby, in true lecture series style, clearly outlines the learning objectives. It is obvious from the outset… Read more.


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