Adelaide Cabaret Festival sees Australia’s TV and stage favourite, Julia Zemiro, as Artistic Director in 2019!
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Strap yourself in for one of the most bizarre and unusual rides of 2018’s Adelaide Cabaret Festival as Queen Kong takes her audience on an unforgettable journey through time and space.
Nosferatutu is a bizarre combination of cabaret spectacular and gothic pantomime, written by Tommy Bradson and directed by Sheridan Harbridge.
Mitchell has spent two decades with the character Hedwig, a creation built around his own experiences and those potentially connecting to other characters in the Hedwig’s world. His time spent with Hedwig hits the stage in an intimate set of personal stories around the evolution of the character and songs from the Broadway and film musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
This show is all about country, self, friendship and the sublime voices of Archie Roach and Tiddas.
Wayne Brady is an American comedian, singer, actor and TV host. From talk shows, comedy sketch series and films, he has done it all. A ‘Jack of all trades’ in every sense of the word, his skills has seen him win several Emmy Awards and a coveted Tony Award. To achieve all that takes some doing and he has reached great heights in popularity in his home nation.
Ladies and gentlemen, he’s back! The saucy European cabaret star, Sven Ratzke, returns to the Adelaide Cabaret Festival to present audiences with the many mischievous pleasures of his new show, Homme Fatale.
Patti LuPone propels into Don’t Monkey with Broadway, a song that reflects back on the iconic strip with love, and turns to the future with a shudder. It would wrong though to assume that what follows is just a nostalgia trip. LuPone’s voice flows through the years like a river, and collects up some gems that might have otherwise been forgotten. This is a brilliant show from the greatest of the great.
Meet Carmen Frida Leon Davidovich – the fictional love child of the famed Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo and Russian revolutionary and Communist, Leon Trotsky. She is sensual, intelligent, audacious and wry, and she is also intersex, having been born with both male and female genitalia.
This world premiere production is fabulous and so, so relevant in today’s uncertain world. Satomi Ohnishi plays drums while Quincy Grant, Gareth Chin, Cameron Goodall and Leah Flanagan make some great rock music playing some 12 different instruments between them with Goodall and Flanagan also belting out some brilliant original songs.
The show is based on an interesting concept: the human hunger to take things to excess, almost the seven deadly sins.
Sunglasses at Night is high-level entertainment, from the motley collection of 80s hits you thought you knew (I am still surprised that no one can remember the lyrics to Sunglasses at Night), to the extreme energy provided by Quinn.
Fangirls is an upcoming original musical by Sydney playwright Yve Blake, under commission by the Australian Theatre for Young People. Set to premiere in early 2019, we are offered a rare workshop performance at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival this season.
Written and performed by Joanne Hartstone this cabaret show is fabulous – it’s entertaining, moving, amusing, has some great songs but more than anything it is thought provoking. There really was a woman who jumped off the Hollywood sign. Peg Entwistle jumped off the Hollywood sign in 1932. Although a successful performer on Broadway after less than a year in Los Angeles she was dead.
Johnny O’Keefe was Australia’s first rock rebel. There at the dawn of rock and roll music in the 1950’s, O’Keefe blazed a massive trail. Labelled ‘the Australian Elvis’, his wild ways cemented his place in local history. Australia loves a naughty larrikin, of which O’Keefe certainly was. His sometimes reckless behaviour eventually saw his career become derailed, but not from the hearts of fans.
For over a decade, Hans has travelled the breadth of Adelaide and beyond displaying his gift for outrageous outfits and high camp. With a dash of Danny La Rue, Julian Clary and others, Hans’ way with words have seen him shock and delight in equal measures.
Based on the life of the notorious criminal boss Kate Leigh, O’Donovan has written a show that captures the era and examines Leigh’s rise and fall in detail.
The wickedly sultry Carla Lippis returns to Adelaide with the Australian premiere of her acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe Festival show, Cast a Dark Shadow.
From a young girl on the mountain-sides of Peru to a Beverly Hills recluse, Peruvian songbird, Yma Sumac, is introduced to the audience through famed Australian singer, Ali McGregor.