The Rechabite is a shiny new venue born from the forgotten shell of one of Perth’s grand heritage treasures. In its new incarnation, The Rechabite is a multi-level play space that houses Perth’s most exciting new entertainment and hospitality offerings.
To launch this highly anticipated new venue, The Rechabite have teamed up with Strut & Fret (the award-winning, record-breaking creators of Blanc de Blanc and LIMBO) to present the world premiere of Boom Boom in The House of Casa Blah Blah. Having just taken Las Vegas by storm, Strut & Fret are back to rock The Rechabite with this brand new show that has been designed specifically for the venue.
Boom Boom in the House of Casa Blah Blah will play at The Rechabite, 224 William Street, Northbrige, from 1 November – 21 December 2019.
Boom Boom in the House of Casa Blah Blah is a bespoke party served in a crystal shot glass, where guests are invited to join a cast of loud, bolshy, glamorous gate-crashers to kick off Perth’s summer season.
Boom Boom in the House of Casa Blah Blah will unleash WA darlings Louis Biggs (Briefs) and Jess Mews (Blanc de Blanc); daredevil Spanish aerialist David Marco; smooth French acrobat, Felix Pouliot (Blanc de Blanc Encore, Cirque du Soleil); and high-kicking Australian stunners Rechelle Mansour (Velvet) and Melanie Hawkins (Blanc de Blanc Encore, King Kong) into the space.
“I’m super excited to be creating a new show for this unique, innovative new space. The super talented, high-energy cast will bring great music, acrobatics and dance to a space that has its own individual character for a show will be unlike anything Perth has seen before!” explains the show’s Director, Scott Maidment.
With a mission to ‘occupy the ruin’, lots has changed inside The Rechabite, but lots hasn’t. The complex offers four floors of surprise and delight, wrapped around a new live performance space built into the original Independent Order of Rechabite’s Hall.
Ironically, the original Rechabite Hall was erected in 1925 for the Independent Order of Rechabites, a friendly society which promoted total abstinence from alcohol. If they could see her now.
Original features such as the staircase, tiling, ticketing booth and huge double doors are juxtaposed with finishes like prison mesh, which has been used throughout the venue, and exposed utility workings.
Illuminated artworks offset walls and panels of pressed tin that tell stories with historical smoke and fire damage proudly uncovered.
Morphing the mundane into the magical, the venue’s new lift is set in a huge 25m long cage that enables people to see cross sections of each floor as they take their ride from the basement to the rooftop.
The Rechabite is set to inject a whole lot of fresh life and colour into Perth’s entertainment scene, nightlife precinct and cultural heart… starting with Boom Boom in the House of Casa Blah Blah.
“We are so excited to welcome the people of Perth into this multi-level palace of surprise and delight. We’ve assembled a sensational team of hospitality greats who are champing at the bit to open the doors and share what is set to be an instantly iconic hub of entertainment and pleasure. Opening with Boom Boom is guaranteed to set us off with a BANG!” said Canning.