Fat Swan takes another turn, Sydney

Fat Swan Trevor Ashley
Trevor Ashley as Natalie Portly in Fat Swan

Fat Swan sold out at the Seymour Centre, Sydney and at the Spigeltent in Melbourne last year, receiving both critical acclaim and public support.

This year, the laugh-a-minute musical comedy returns to Sydney with new jokes, new frocks and it’s sure to ruffle some new feathers!

Trevor Ashley, the busiest man in showbusiness is bringing Fat Swan (and the delightful Natalie Portly) back to delight and disgust audiences for a return season at the Seymour Centre from May 16 this year.

For 14 performances only, Trevor will star once again in this “delightfully campy” and crass adults-only panto about a ballet dancer with body dysmorphia who dreams of being a star!

Packed with songs, in-house Aussie showbiz humour, Fat Swan is burlesque, cabaret, it’s vaudeville and it’s uniquely Trevor Ashley.

“Oh it’s absolutely base humour!” Trevor Ashley told AussieTheatre with a laugh.

“In Fat Swan, it’s all set locally. The Sydney Ballet Company is staging a production of ‘Swine Lake’ – naturally – and my character, Natalie Portly, she has body dysmorphia, wants to play the part of the Black Swine”.

Joining the cast for the return season is the Helpmann winning star of Billy Elliott, fresh from a two-year stint on the West End, the incomparable Genevieve Lemon as Natalie’s demented mother, Barbara Hershey-Bar.

Starring opposite Trevor and Genevieve is TV’s Brendan Moar.

Be sure to book your tickets to see this wonderful show – with only 14 performances, it’s likely to sell out fast!

Strictly Limited Return Season – 14 Performances Only
Wednesday 16 May – Saturday 26 May

Reginald Theatre, Seymour Centre

Bookings:   (02) 9351 7940 or seymourcentre.com


Erin James

Erin James is AussieTheatre.com's former Editor in Chief and a performer on both stage and screen. Credits include My Fair Lady, South Pacific and The King and I (Opera Australia), Love Never Dies and Cats (Really Useful Group), Blood Brothers (Enda Markey Presents), A Place To Call Home (Foxtel/Channel 7) and the feature film The Little Death (written and directed by Josh Lawson).

Erin James

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