London cabaret star Spanky returns with a double bill to celebrate the Australia Day long weekend, complete with a traditional Aussie barbeque.
Candice McQueen: Nasty! is the most awarded cabaret show of 2013, having toured Australia to rapturous applause and winning major arts awards in Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide.
Dead Bitches is his/her new national touring show. Pick a single show or see them both.
In true blue Aussie fashion, the barbeque will be fired up in the Village Melbourne hidden courtyard – the ideal spot to snack on some tasty selections from the grill before and between shows.
Spanky held a seven-year residency at London’s infamous Bistrotheque and has performed for three British Prime Ministers, Elton John and Alexander McQueen.
The immortal demi-goddess Candice McQueen is a Mr Sister who has partied her way around the world for thousands of years. The show is a comedy-cabaret about Candice falling in love with a fallen 90s screen idol and the journey to save both their lives weaving 90s pop culture, songs of the 90s and fashion.
Its premiere at the 2012 Melbourne Cabaret Festival was universally acclaimed by audiences, reviewers and peers, with the Herald Sun uncharacteristically dropping an f-bomb on twitter, exclaiming “That was fucked up & brilliant & funny & beautiful.”
You only have this one performance to catch its return!
“The ‘Mr Sister’ has eternally strong stage presence, great comedic timing and an ability to draw you in to her bizarre world” Theatre Press
“You’ll fall over laughing” – Time Out
Village Melbourne, 557 St Kilda Road
Saturday 25th January (Australia Day weekend)
Candice McQueen: Nasty! Doors 6.30pm – show 7pm
Dead Bitches Doors 8.30pm – show 9pm
Individual shows: Table seating $30pp / Groups of 8+ $25pp / Melbourne Cabaret Festival Members $25pp
See both shows: $50pp
$5 premium for all tickets purchased at the door
Both shows are rated MA – under 15s must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian.
Tram info: St Kilda Interchange 3/3a, 5, 6, 63, 64, 67, stop 26 Moubray St.
Submissions are now open to perform in the second largest cabaret festival in the world and one of Melbourne's key winter arts events.
Over the past four years, the Melbourne Cabaret Festival has grown to become an iconic Melbourne event much loved by audiences and performers. Join us in 2014, from Thursday 19 to Sunday 29 June.
Submissions close at the end of January 2014 but the earlier you start talking to us the better.
We’re thrilled to announce an exciting partnership between ourselves and Melbourne’s newest arts hub, Village Melbourne. Located on St Kilda Road, Village Melbourne (formerly Belgian Beer Cafe) offers the art deco grandness of Ormond Hall as a setting for a jointly presented program of cabaret shows.
The partnership will combine Village Melbourne’s superb hospitality offerings with the Festival’s high quality cabaret shows every two months.
Want to see what all the fuss is about? The Melbourne Cabaret Festival documentary is now live below.
Diverse, stunning in production values and something that will be revisited for decades to come, the documentary was created by PTN Films and aired by our broadcast partner Channel 31. Thank you to all you extraordinary performers and volunteers who helped make it happen
Thank you Melbourne for another record-breaking year. We had an 89% increase in audiences and are now the second largest cabaret festival in the world.
Read more about our growth here
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