Articles on ‘Cabaret’

Helpmann Award winners 2016 – Full List

Helpmann Award winners 2016 – Full List

The 16th annual Helpmann Award ceremony took place tonight at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre, The Star with the who’s who of the Aussie arts and live performance industry in attendance. Check out our full list of winners below. BEST MALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A PLAY MARK LEONARD WINTER King Lear Sydney Theatre Company BEST… Read more.


Simon Burke: Something About Always – Hayes Cabaret Season

Simon Burke

Simon Burke’s cabaret, Something About Always, was populated on its Saturday matinee mostly by people in the entertainment business and older audience members, it seemed, many of them couples, the kind you suspect have followed his career for its whole forty years. It was a comfortable audience and Burke clearly felt comfortable, moving through his script… Read more.


Mike McLeish talks Melbourne Cabaret Festival 2016

Mike McLeish talks Melbourne Cabaret Festival 2016

The 2016 annual Melbourne Cabaret Festival  has enjoyed a successful run this year under the artistic direction of Mike McLeish. We spoke to McLeish a week before the festival opened, chatting about the role of cabaret as an artistic outlet, and how he went about putting the festival together. As the new AD of the… Read more.


Sven Ratzke – Starman

Sven Ratzke, Starman, Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2016, Photo by Denis Veldman

Sven Ratzke’s Starman – a sold-out success at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival – is a powder keg of energy and enthusiasm, primed to explode! The show heroes the music of the late, great David Bowie, but it is so, so much more than a tribute show. Starman is a transporter through time and space. One… Read more.


Joe Stilgoe – Songs in Film

Joe Stilgoe, Songs in Film, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, photo by Matt Humphrey

Songs in Film is a simple concept for a cabaret show – a review of the greatest music from the silver screen. Joe Stilgoe takes this simple idea and transforms it into an outstanding, unforgettable, unmissable cabaret production. Joe Stilgoe, British pianist, vocalist and songwriter, is a modern musical genius (seriously, that’s not overstating it)…. Read more.



Emma Pask – Latin Fiesta

Emma Pask, Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2016, Photo by Kurt Sneddon

The vibrant rhythms of Latin America are on show in Emma Pask’s Latin Fiesta. The feisty horns, toe-tapping beats, and the phenomenal bass lines, along with Emma’s grasp of Spanish, Portuguese and English make Latin Fiesta a veritable party. Emma Pask is a musical force to be reckoned with. Place a 10 piece band behind… Read more.


Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho, Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2016, Image by Mihaela Bodlovic

Have you ever wondered what the Australian political landscape would look like if Gough Whitlam survived the 1975 Constitutional Crisis, if Tony Abbott didn’t eat that onion, or if Harold Holt had decided to go for a cycle rather than a swim? This sort of political ‘what if’ is the exact platform utilised in Margaret… Read more.


STARMAN – A David Bowie themed cabaret by Sven Ratzke

STARMAN – A David Bowie themed cabaret by Sven Ratzke

Sven Ratzke has been touring the globe for more than a decade with his eclectic mix of cabaret, jazz and vaudeville. As part of a whirlwind world-tour, Ratzke will be bringing his David Bowie themed cabaret Starman to Australia for a limited engagement. Chris Fung managed to grab him between cities for a quick chat. CF:… Read more.


Tripod: This Gaming Life

Tripod: This Gaming Life, Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2016, Image by Photographer James Penlidis

A comedy trio, a symphony orchestra and video games galore – This Gaming Life is a rather pleasing, albeit unexpected, union of cabaret components. In a unique fusion of comedy, nerdery and musicality, Tripod and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra combine to take gaming to a new level. Tripod, the wizards of transforming mundane, everyday life… Read more.


Queensland Cabaret Festival

Queensland Cabaret Festival. Image Supplied.

We can see heroes as the Queensland Cabaret Festival (June 3-12) swings into winter, showcasing legends and those that pay tribute to them. Launching with a solid round of sold-out shows on opening weekend, Brisbane audiences saw everyone from a pop-culture-princess in An Evening with Molly Ringwood to the extraordinary encore season of The Rise and… Read more.


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