Ten years ago I saw The Burlesque Hour in the Famous Spiegeltent on St Kilda Road. Moira Finucane, Azaria Universe and Umi Umiumare (and the Town Bikes); I was blown away and I still haven’t seen anything like it. Many try, and are bloody wonderful, but they don’t find that bit of me that says ‘thank you’. Finucane and Smith’s Glory… Read more.
“Art is fueled by passion, liquor and unrealistic expectations.” Welcome to Glory Box Paradise and the ninth year of Moira Finucane and Jackie Smith's subversive and celebratory burlesque where the passion is as potent as any cocktail and unrealistic expectations are turned into exquisite beauty. anabolics Is there anything left to be said about Finucane and Smith's Burlesque… Read more.
Aussie Theatre’s Brendan McCallum caught up with Moira Finucane, the grand dame of dark burlesque, before the opening of her latest performance The Glory Box Paradise. There is something vaguely phantasmagorical about Moira Finucane. Tall and dark of hair, adorned in red, one can almost picture a coterie of horned cherubs opening the door of… Read more.
The hardest shows to review are often the ones that stand head and shoulder above the rest. I mean what do I say about Finucane & Smith’s Caravan Burlesque? It’s high energy, clever and uproariously funny, showcasing the ever-consummate Finucane and a bunch of bawdy cohorts who are every bit as talented. Can I go… Read more.