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YOUR BANQUET AWAITS

SONGS OF DON – TIM MINCHIN–BACK – POOF! SECRETS OF A MAGICIAN – #VAL A CAMPFIRE KIKI WITH MOTHER – DEADLY HEARTS – SELENA JENKINS–BOOBS

ROCKWIZ – CABARET–MOVIE SCREENING – MAX SAVAGE–ERN – THE SISTERS OF INVENTION–YOU READY FOR THIS? – MENTAL AS EVERYTHING – HEAR ME ROAR – ALAN CUMMING IS NOT ACTING HIS AGE – CLASS OF CABARET – TREVOR JONES

YOUNG TALENT TIME REUNION – VINCE JONES–THE ART OF PROTEST – QUEER TRIVIA NIGHT – BRENT RAY FRASER–THE NAKED ARTIST – LGBTIQ+ ELDERS DANCE CLUB – THE BLIND DATE PROJECT – EDDIE PERFECT–INTROSPECTIVE – MOSTLY MARLENE

AMBER MARTIN IN BATHHOUSE BETTE – ADELAIDE TONIGHT – THE VARIETY GALA – L’HÔTEL – CLUB CUMMING – MOTHER ARCHER’S CABARET FOR DARK TIMES


MARTU-ITYANGKA KAURNA MIYURNA, NGAI WANGKANTHI MARNI NAA PUDNI KAURNA YARTA-ANA. NGAI NARTA WANGKANTHI TIKARNA TANDANYAGGA PURTINDI. ON BEHALF OF THE KAURNA PEOPLE, I WELCOME YOU TO KAURNA COUNTRY. I NOW SAY BE HAPPY YOU ARE ON KAURNA COUNTRY. UNCLE DR LEWIS YARLUPURKA O’BRIEN AO KAURNA ELDER

Adelaide Cabaret Festival is proud to contribute to Adelaide’s position as Australia’s festival city and to South Australia’s reputation for leadership in the performing arts.

I love Adelaide. It’s my hometown and after a near 20 year hiatus I can’t think of a better homecoming than to be a part of this most beloved winter festival and its extraordinary cast of characters.

This year we are honoured to welcome as Artistic Director Alan Cumming, the human embodiment of cabaret. Alan has brought the full force of his playful and powerful personality to this wonderful collection of performances so prepare to be surprised and delighted by what’s in store.

There’s so much to discover in this banquet we have created for you. I invite you to experience a wealth of different perspectives from voices that are both new and familiar and to reminisce and indulge in the nostalgia of bygone eras and old school variety.

Thank you to all our sponsors and supporters and to our adventurous festival audiences. Whether you come from near or far to be part of this event, you are welcome into our cabaret family.

It’s been both an honour and a delight to work beside the unstoppable Alan Cumming and to help bring his program to life. It’s a feast for the senses and, much like him, it’s thought provoking, joyful and, great, great fun.

I look forward to welcoming you all to Adelaide Festival Centre for our traditional winter warmer. Douglas Gautier AM CEO & Artistic Director Adelaide Festival Centre

Alex Sinclair Executive Producer Adelaide Cabaret Festival

For two decades, Adelaide Cabaret Festival has been bringing both light and heat to our winter nights. Expect great theatre, comedy, dance, magic and music – often all at the same time – and prepare to be challenged and delighted by what you see. Congratulations to Alan Cumming for working his long-distance magic in creating this impressive and innovative program. The Government of South Australia is a strong supporter of Adelaide Cabaret Festival, the leading festival of its genre. I hope you all have a wonderful time at this year’s festival. The Hon Steven Marshall MP Premier of South Australia


CONTENTS CONTENTS CONTENTS The Variety Gala 6 L’Hôtel 8 Adelaide Tonight with Bob Downe and Willsy 10 Club Cumming 12 Amber Martin in Bathhouse Bette 14 Robyn Archer – Mother Archer’s Cabaret for Dark Times 15 James Galea – POOF! Secrets of a Magician 16 John O’Hara – #VAL: A Campfire Kiki With Mother 17 Tim Minchin – BACK 18 Deadly Hearts 20 All the Queens Men – LGBTIQ+ Elders Dance Club 22 All the Queens Men – Queer Trivia Night 23 Songs of Don 24 Eddie Perfect – Introspective 26 Brent Ray Fraser – The Naked Artist 27 Selena Jenkins – Boobs 28 Vince Jones – The Art of Protest 29 Young Talent Time – 50th Anniversary Reunion Special 30 The Blind Date Project 31 The Sisters of Invention – You Ready For This? 32 Kim David Smith – Mostly Marlene 33 Max Savage – ERN 34 Mental As Everything 35 Cabaret (1972) – Movie Screening 36 Hear Me Roar – Unplugged 37 Rockwiz Salutes Eurovision 38 Alan Cumming Is Not Acting His Age 40 Class of Cabaret 42 Free Events & Exhibitions 43 Wine & Dine 44 How to Book & Getting Here 54 Map & Venue Details 55 Festival Calendar 56 Festival Partners 59


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Everything is as it should be Nowhere has this proved more appropriate than in my tenure as Artistic Director for the 2021 Adelaide Cabaret Festival. I agreed to come on board in September of 2019, with a plan to attend the 2020 festival in June to get to know the ropes and then reconvene in August at the Edinburgh Festival and scour my homeland’s capital to snag the most exciting cabaret acts on offer for Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2021. As we all know, that little virus (Ms Rona to her friends) had other plans. The 2020 Adelaide Cabaret Festival was an online only event, the Edinburgh festivals were cancelled and suddenly all the goalposts were changed and I was in zoom meetings discussing venue cleaning turnaround times and hotel quarantine budgets. But not being able to go the usual, conventional route (attending other festivals and snapping up the latest cabaret wunderkinds) forced me to really think what it was I wanted to do as Artistic Director. And what I want to do is say thank you. I first came to Adelaide in 1989 as half of a cabaret double act, Victor and Barry. We played two weeks at Adelaide Festival Centre on our Australian tour and had a blast. We took the tram up and down to our apartment in Glenelg, we even appeared on A Touch of Elegance. Maybe because Adelaide is the younger brother, or sister, or non-binary sibling to other, bigger Australian cities, I felt it was not competing for my attention like they were, and I really enjoyed my time and felt I made a proper connection with the place. And connection is what I am all about. I have the E.M.Forster quote ‘Only Connect’ tattooed on my forearm. I think there is nothing more, or better, any artist could wish for than to feel he (or she or they) connect properly with an audience. I realised that so many of my formative cabaret experiences had an Australian connection. That tour of Australia was my first time ever working outside of the UK and the year before I had met so many wonderful Aussie performers when they stormed the Edinburgh Fringe as part of the unforgettable Oznost season. The second stop after New York City of my debut solo cabaret show I Bought A Blue Car Today was Sydney Mardi Gras. I love the spirit and the joy and the spunk and the fusion of high and low culture that is Australia. And I even love the slight inferiority complex it can have because I have that too. In fact, the entire description above could apply to me! I have spirit! I have joy! I have spunk! And I am definitely a fusion of the high and the low! So I decided this festival would be about two things: a reminder of the smorgasbord of emotions and genres and forms that cabaret truly can be AND a turning of the spotlight back onto Australian talent who have inspired and delighted me for so long—some old friends, others I have admired from afar. I truly believe there is something for everyone here. From mental health to penis painting to knitting! And joy, lots of joy. I think we all need some of that after the last 18 months! This festival is my love letter to Australia and especially to Adelaide. Thank you for all the joy, all the wonder, all the grit. And thank you also for pie floaters. I had my first one 32 years ago and my life changed. My first edict as Artistic Director was to ensure we had vegan ones available this year. You’re welcome. Alan x

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WORLD PREMIERE | ADELAIDE EXCLUSIVE

THE VARIETY GALA Everyone’s favourite event returns to the Festival Theatre for the grand opening of the 2021 Adelaide Cabaret Festival! Hosted by Adelaide’s own Hans, join us for a night of cabaret gaiety as we celebrate the fierce resurgence of this beloved festival. Soak up the sequins as a star-studded line-up of your cabaret favourites dazzle, delight and charm you. Slip into your finest red carpet attire – it’s time to raise the curtain! Directed by Mitchell Butel Mitchell Butel’s services are provided courtesy of State Theatre Company South Australia

Musical Direction by Mark Simeon Ferguson FESTIVAL THEATRE Fri 11 June, 7.30pm 2hrs 20mins Includes 20min interval Prem $140 A-res $120 B-res $99 Suitability: All Ages Warning: Coarse Language, Haze Effects

LINE UP INCLUDES Alan Cumming – Meow Meow – Paul Capsis Brendan Maclean & Beau Sargent (from L’Hôtel) – Gerry Connolly Trevor Ashley – Bob Downe & Willsy – James Galea Michael Griffiths – Amber Martin – The Sisters of Invention Mama Alto – Steph Tisdell – Jan van de Stool and more...

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AN IMMERSIVE THEATRICAL WORLD OF FRENCH INTRIGUE

WELCOME TO L’HÔTEL: A TRYST INTO TEMPTATION Enter a lobby brimming with bohemian verve, an immersive theatrical world of French intrigue. Savour the champagne, graze on a French cheese board and meet the cast of characters who call L’Hôtel home—a crème de la crème of performers from the world of cabaret, burlesque and circus. Follow the characters behind closed doors and become voyeurs to L’Hôtel’s secrets. Come dressed in your finest couture and escape at L’Hôtel. The Paris of your imagining awaits you… SPACE THEATRE Fri 11 – Sun 20 June 1hr 30mins See calendar p56 for times Premium $150 Includes: Glass of French champagne on arrival, French cheese board, French éclair Suitability: 18+ Warning: Adult Themes, Nudity, Haze Effects Dress Code: Black Tie FEATURING Brendan Maclean – Caroline Nin – Bri Emrich – Lexi Strumolo Beau Sargent – Masha Terentieva – Leah Shelton – Bentley Rebel Conceived by Craig Ilott & Stuart Couzens Directed by Craig Ilott Designed by Alfred

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JAN VAN DE STOOL A MAMA ALTO A MICHAEL GRIFFITHS

WEEK 2

JEFF DUFF A TREVOR ASHLEY A YANA ALANA

WEEK 3

IOTA A PASTEL VESPA A THANDO

Step into The Famous Spiegeltent and be transported back to the Golden Age of variety television as Bob Downe and Adelaide’s own Anne ‘Willsy’ Wills recreate Channel 9’s Adelaide Tonight! A sparkling hour of live, tea-time entertainment in living colour, featuring an ever-changing weekly line-up of fabulous artists. Great music, big laughs and cheeky cabaret are all on the bill, wrapped up in the Logie-winning glamour and hilarity that only Bob Downe and Willsy can provide.

THE FAMOUS SPIEGELTENT Nightly, 11–26 June See calendar p56 for times 60mins A Res $50 Suitability: 12+ Warning: Coarse Language, Haze Effects

Matt Turner & John McRae (Main Image), James Penlidis (Jan van de Stool), Alexis Desaulniers-Lea (Mama Alto), John McRae (Michael Griffiths) Tania Smith (Jeff Duff), John McRae (Trevor Ashley), Lyla Thorn (Pastel Vespa), Michelle Grace Hunder (Thando)

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CLUB CUMMING Spend your nights at the heart of the festival, within the dazzling brainchild of our Artistic Director, Alan Cumming. New York’s iconic venue is reborn for Adelaide Cabaret Festival, overflowing with hedonistic delights. Drinks flow, inhibitions are lost, and connections are made. Join us in The Famous Spiegeltent for magnificent live performance and raucous Cumming DJ sets until late. Please note Club Cumming is a general admission event. If you have access requirements, please contact BASS when booking your tickets. Musical Director: Henry Koperski THE FAMOUS SPIEGELTENT Nightly, 11–26 June See calendar p56 for times Tickets $39 Suitability: 18+ Warning: Coarse Language, Nudity, Strobe Lighting, Haze Effects & Adult Themes

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“EVERYONE IS WELCOME AT CLUB CUMMING! DRESS UP OR DOWN OR NOT AT ALL! JUST LEAVE YOUR JUDGMENT AND INHIBITIONS AT HOME. IT’S THE HAPPY PLACE WHERE, LITERALLY, ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN.” ALAN CUMMING

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AMBER MARTIN IN BATHHOUSE BETTE Bathhouse Bette is an uplifting celebration of the earliest bathhouse performances by iconic singer, actor and comedian Bette Midler. In the early 70s an unknown, rising star got her first gig singing weekend shows to men in towels at the legendary Continental Baths for gay men in NYC. Grab your complimentary bath towel and prepare to get a little steamy as Bathhouse Bette pays tribute to the bawdy—sometimes naughty—comedy and beautiful music of Bette Midler in this budding period. THE FAMOUS SPIEGELTENT Fri 11, Sat 12 & Sun 13 June, 8.15pm 60mins A Res $59 Suitability: 16+ Warning: Coarse Language, Haze Effects, Adult Themes, Partial Nudity

“[MARTIN’S] VOICE PROVED TO HAVE MORE POWER, SILKINESS, AND CLARITY THAN HER IDOL WITH ROUNDER TRUMPET-LIKE TONES AND LESS FRY, BUT WITH THE ABILITY TO MATCH LA DIVINE’S ROCK & ROLL GROWL & SCREAM VOCALS WHEN SHE REQUIRED IT.” BROADWAY WORLD

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ROBYN ARCHER

MOTHER ARCHER’S CABARET FOR DARK TIMES Mother Archer’s Cabaret for Dark Times dares to stare down misery and catastrophe and barge ever onwards into the unknown. Our 2016 Adelaide Cabaret Festival Icon Award winner returns with her characteristically broad comic sense (and a healthy dose of Mother Courage) for a stirring, funny and moving program of songs from the 17th to the 20th century. With fellow travellers Michael Morley (piano) and George Butrumlis (accordion), Robyn Archer sings her way into minds and hearts with passion, gusto and a dash of sweet surrender. DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE Sat 12, Sun 13 & Mon 14 June, 5pm 70mins Prem $69 A Res $59 Suitability: 16+

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“I DON’T KNOW HOW HE DOES IT, BUT JAMES GALEA BLOWS MY MIND EVERY TIME I SEE HIM” ELLEN DEGENERES

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JAMES GALEA

POOF! SECRETS OF A MAGICIAN An outrageous cabaret of wizardry, music and comedy that pulls back the magician’s curtain. Master showman, James Galea, reveals all in a hilarious, confessional adults-only show that poses questions-in-song such as ‘Are All Magicians Gay?’ and ‘All Psychics Are Cu**ts’. Galea spills the tea on the enigmas of magic and psychics, from the fall-out when trickery goes wrong, to what happens when you know all the secrets and lose touch with the magic in your own life. DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE Fri 11, Sat 12 & Sun 13 June, 9pm 60mins Prem $59 A Res $54 Suitability:16+ Warning: Coarse Language, Haze Effects, Adult Themes & Strobe Lighting

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JOHN O’HARA

#VAL – A CAMPFIRE KIKI WITH MOTHER Self-proclaimed Australian National Treasure John O’Hara (School of Rock, Wicked, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) returns to Adelaide in #VAL - A Campfire Kiki With Mother. An honest and heartbreaking homage to the mothers and ‘mothers’ of our queer community, #VAL is a celebration of joy, love and acceptance. Set to a gorgeous, guilty-pleasure soundtrack, #VAL is the ultimate mixtape of camp pop anthems, impossibly cool classics and outrageous power ballads. A riotous and naughty evening not to be missed. Written and performed by John O’Hara. Direction by Shaun Rennie. Musical direction and arrangements by Andrew Kroenert. Accompaniment by Robert Tripolino. QUARTET BAR Fri 11, Sat 12 & Sun 13 June, 6pm 60mins A Res $39 Suitability:12+ Warning: Coarse Language, Adult Themes

“JOHN O’HARA IS ONE OF THOSE UNIQUE PERFORMERS, WHO IS NOT ONLY A CONSUMMATE SINGER, BUT ALSO AN ENGAGING STORYTELLER.” AUSTRALIAN ARTS REVIEW Image: Sarah Walker

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After selling out his national tour in record breaking time and receiving rave audience reviews across the country, internationally renowned, award-winning musician, comedian, actor, writer and composer, Tim Minchin is coming back… with BACK in 2021. BACK was Tim’s first Australian tour since returning to the country after almost a decade of living overseas and was seen by almost 69,000 Australians after a sevenyear absence from the stage. The long-awaited tour also saw him pick up a prestigious Helpmann Award for Best Australian Contemporary Concert. BACK is billed as “Old Songs, New Songs, F*** You Songs”, hinting at a set list of material from all corners of Minchin’s eclectic—and often iconoclastic—repertoire. Don’t miss your chance to see Tim live in 2021! FESTIVAL THEATRE Sat 12 & Sun 13 June, 7.30pm 2hrs 30mins Includes 20min interval Prem $234.60 A Res $142.65 B Res $112.05 C Res $81.45 Suitability: 16+ Warning: Coarse Language, Adult Themes

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DEADLY HEARTS CELEBRATING AUSTRALIAN INDIGENOUS MUSIC Celebrating music, culture and connection, Australia’s next generation of incredible First Nations artists perform in this very special event. This phenomenal concert—inspired by ABC Music’s Deadly Hearts albums—features: multi–award–winning musician, writer, performer and artist, Dan Sultan; 2019 National Indigenous Music Awards nominee, Tia Gostelow; 2020 Music Vic award winner for Best Emerging Artist, Kee’ahn; and 2019 Triple J Unearthed High Indigenous Initiative winner, Aodhan. Hosted by Oxfam Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala viral comedy star Steph Tisdell, Deadly Hearts will be a celebration of identity in homage to those who have shaped and inspired these remarkable artists, showcasing some of the finest musical talent the country has to offer. This performance is exclusive to Adelaide and for one show only. FESTIVAL THEATRE Mon 14 June, 3pm Doors open 2.30pm

4hrs Approx Inc set changes A Res $89 Under 30s $59 Suitability: All Ages Warning: Coarse Language, Haze Effects Presented by Adelaide Cabaret Festival in association with HOTA, Home Of The Arts & ABC Music

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Artwork: Rural Landscape by Jasmine Sarin Images: Michael Jalaru Torres (Kee'ahn), Jeff Anderson Jr (Tia), Jeff Anderson Jr (Aodhan)


DAN SULTAN

TIA GOSTELOW

KEE’AHN

AODHAN

HOSTED BY STEPH TISDELL

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LGBTIQ+ ELDERS DANCE CLUB BY ALL THE QUEENS MEN A fabulous afternoon tea dance party for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, gender diverse and intersex elders and all allies. Learn and share new dances, chat and connect across rainbow communities. Created by All The Queens Men, LGBTIQ+ Elders Dance Club is a joyous, informal social event fostering inclusion and new connections.

“THE DANCE CLUB IS A RIOTOUS SAFE SPACE, WHERE ALL ARE WELCOME.” THE ADVERTISER

No dance experience required: come one, come all! THE FAMOUS SPIEGELTENT Mon 14 June, 2pm 1hr 30mins FREE EVENT Suitability: All Ages Bookings Essential – Limited Capacity Register at adelaidecabaretfestival.com.au Or call BASS Group Bookings 8205 2220 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)

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QUEER TRIVIA NIGHT BY ALL THE QUEENS MEN It’s time to test your queer knowledge at Adelaide Cabaret Festival’s inaugural Queer Trivia Night. Hosted by Tristan Meecham from All The Queens Men, this is your chance to revel in gameshow goodness and glorious glamour! (Questionable) prizes to be won! All are welcome, grab your team for an evening of raucous fun. THE FAMOUS SPIEGELTENT Mon 14 June, 6pm 1hr 30mins A Res $20 Suitability: All Ages

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SONGS OF DON KATIE NOONAN, CLARE BOWDITCH, EMMA DONOVAN AND SARAH MCLEOD CELEBRATE THE MUSIC OF DON WALKER Don Walker is one of Australia’s greatest musical legends, best known as the main songwriter for Cold Chisel. Walker’s work is a poignant soundtrack to 20th century Australian lives, and a timeless cultural touchstone. Katie Noonan joins forces with Clare Bowditch, Emma Donovan and Sarah McLeod to perform some of his most iconic songs in the crowd-pleasing show, Songs of Don. Premiered with a sold out show at this year’s Sydney Festival, Songs of Don draws inspiration from the musical storyteller behind such memorable classics as ‘Khe Sanh’, ‘Saturday Night’, ‘Cheap Wine’ and ‘Standing on the Outside’. Musical Director: Katie Noonan Guitar: Jess Green Bass: Zoe Hauptmann Drums: Bree Van Ryke FESTIVAL THEATRE Fri 18 June, 7.30pm 80mins Prem $89 A-res $79 B-res $69 Suitability: All Ages Warning: Coarse Language

“IN THE HANDS OF THESE POWERFUL SINGERS HIS WORDS BECOME EVEN MORE UNIVERSAL AND ACCESSIBLE THAN EVEN THEIR WILDLY POPULAR ORIGINAL INCARNATIONS.” TIME OUT

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Images: Cybele Malinowski (Katie Noonan), She Is Aphrodite (Clare Bowditch), Michelle Grace Hunder (Emma Donovan), Nix Cartel (Sarah McLeod)


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EDDIE PERFECT – INTROSPECTIVE Eddie Perfect is one of Australia’s most respected writers, composers, and performers, and a former Artistic Director of Adelaide Cabaret Festival. After two years in New York writing Broadway musicals Beetlejuice and King Kong, Eddie and his family have repatriated to Australia to see out the pandemic on home-soil. Eddie marks his return to the stage with a stripped-back, intimate, and honest reflection on his recent life and work. DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE Fri 18 June, 7.30pm Sat 19 June, 9pm 70mins Prem $69 A Res $59 Suitability: 16+ Warning: Coarse Language

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BRENT RAY FRASER – THE NAKED ARTIST Having mastered his provocative penis painting skills over a decade, painter and performance artist Brent Ray Fraser presents a truly unique and intimate live art experience, bringing his world-famous brush to Adelaide for a BIG debut! Feel the fun, creative energy as Fraser applies paint to his naked body and strokes the canvas in a highly physical painting performance like no other— all set to a soundtrack of classical and disco favourites. THE FAMOUS SPIEGELTENT Fri 18, Sat 19 & Sun 20 June, 8.15pm 45mins A Res $40 Suitability: 18+ Warning: Full Frontal Nudity, Strong Sexual and Adult Themes

“WATCH THE FEARLESS, FABULOUSLY BUFF CREATOR AS HE WORKS UNDRESSED AND DRENCHED IN PAINT. YOU’LL CERTAINLY LEAVE INSPIRED…AND VERY STIMULATED.” TIMEOUT NYC

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SELINA JENKINS

BOOBS Selina Jenkins is a multi-award-winning artist, acclaimed musician, and celebrated musical comedian. Jenkins’ distinctive style of storytelling marries humour and heartbreak amongst cleverly written songs and thought-provoking anecdotes.

“ BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED AND SUPERBLY SUNG, A FIERCE CRY FOR ACCEPTANCE & DIGNITY. IT’S POWERFUL STUFF.” TIMEOUT

When Jenkins chose, as a grown woman, to undergo elective surgery of a fiercely personal nature, she hoped for good health and great results. She hadn’t anticipated the metaphorical hurricane that surrounded her decision or simultaneously weathering a literal one. Producer - MILKE QUARTET BAR Fri 18, Sat 19 & Sun 20 June, 6pm 60mins A Res $39 Under 30s $25 Suitability: 16+ Warning: Adult Themes

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VINCE JONES

THE ART OF PROTEST For decades, protest songs have inspired change. These anthems define generations and civil rights movements, and transcend eras to become timeless expressions of passion and resistance. In The Art of Protest, Australian singersongwriter, Vince Jones, explores the history of the protest song and discovers new anthems for the 21st Century. Don’t miss this stunning evening of storytelling, written and narrated by Brian Nankervis (RocKwiz, The Friday Revue) and supported by an ensemble of Australia’s best jazz musicians. DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE Sat 19 June, 5pm Sun 20 June, 8pm 1hr 30mins Prem $69 A Res $59 Suitability: 16+

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Image: Sarah Enticknap (Brian Nankervis), Tajette O’Halloran (Vince Jones)

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YOUNG TALENT TIME 50TH ANNIVERSARY REUNION SPECIAL In 1971, Johnny Young pitched an idea for a Saturday night television variety show featuring the best of Australia’s young performers. Young Talent Time went to air the same year and was immediately beloved by audiences of all ages. 2021 marks the 50th Anniversary of the first ever performance of the show that made household names out of dozens of young artists. Join Johnny Young and our best loved Young Talent Time alumni including Beven Addinsall, Karen Knowles, Jane Scali, Philip Gould, Steven Zammit, Joey Dee and Derek Redfern, and relive the magic in an unforgettable evening of nostalgia and fun. Producer: Dennis Smith Creative Director: Beven Addinsall Technical Director: Ben Alcott Musical Director: Greg Mills

FESTIVAL THEATRE Sat 19 June, 7.30pm 2hrs 30mins Includes 20min interval Prem $129 A-res $119 B-res $99 Suitability: All Ages Warning: Haze Effects

50TH ANNIVERSARY REUNION! WITH JOHNNY YOUNG & THE STARS OF YOUNG TALENT TIME

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THE BLIND DATE PROJECT Desperate and looking for love, Anna (AFI award-winner Bojana Novakovic) is a woman at a karaoke bar waiting for a date she matched with online. Each night, her date is a different guest performer, unknown to her until the moment of performance. The Blind Date Project is not just an improvisational experiment, it’s a real, risky, and preposterous exploration of humanity’s deepest craving for human connection.

 “IT’S LIKE WITNESSING MAGIC. A UNIQUE THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE NOT TO BE MISSED.” TIME OUT SYDNEY

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Created by Bojana Novakovic and Mark Winter Devised with Thomas Henning and Tanya Goldberg Performed by Bojana Novakovic and a different guest every night Lucy Moir as the Karaoke Queen Directed by Tanya Goldberg Produced by Andrew Carlberg and Bojana Novakovic 31


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THE SISTERS OF INVENTION

YOU READY FOR THIS? Adelaide’s bold and brilliant all-female pop group, The Sisters of Invention have been snapping wands and setting dolls on fire since their audacious music video This Isn’t Disneyland launched in 2014. Powered by Tutti Arts, The Sisters of Invention have played sold-out shows across Australia with their stand-out style and a repertoire of original songs that both redefine and embrace the pop genre. Much laughter, great music and plenty of attitude… You Ready For This? We think you are! Directed by Michael Griffiths Musical Direction by Carol Young Written by Lori Bell with TSOI DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE Wed 23 June, 7.30pm Thur 24 June, 7.30pm [AUSLAN interpreted & audio described] 70mins Prem $49 A Res $44 Suitability: 12+ Warning: Haze Effects RP Visit adelaidecabaretfestival.com.au or call 131 246 for information about access performances

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“MOVING AS IF THROUGH TREACLE, HIS KOHL-LINED EYES SPARKLE WITH A DIRECT STARE - SOMETIMES MENACING, SOMETIMES FILTHY BUT ALWAYS CHARMING. THERE’S A FLIRTING FOX IN THE HEN HOUSE.”

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KIM DAVID SMITH

THE AGE, AUSTRALIA

MOSTLY MARLENE Helpmann Award nominee, Kim David Smith conjures the doom and decadence of 1920s Berlin with his intimate celebration of the iconic Marlene Dietrich in Mostly Marlene. Smith has been described by Broadway World as the “David Bowie of cabaret,” “slyly subversive” by the Wall Street Journal, and the “male Marlene Dietrich” by the New York Times. Debuting at New York’s legendary Club Cumming in 2020, Mostly Marlene infuses Dietrich’s blueprint for shock, glamour, and gravity with queer megamuses such as Madonna, Kylie and Liza. Image: Jose Alejandro Espaillat

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MAX SAVAGE

ERN

A FRANK FORD COMMISSION

AUSTRALIA’S GREATEST HOAX

“SAVAGE HAS A TERRIFIC VOICE, RAW AND HONEST” THE ADVERTISER

The 2021 Frank Ford Commission, ERN: Australia’s Greatest Hoax is an operatic tour de force that takes inspiration from the notorious Ern Malley Affair. Created by the prolific Max Savage, in collaboration with award-winning composer Ross McHenry and realist oil painter Josh Baldwin, ERN brings to life one of the most contentious and controversial events in Australian history. Through a surreal, undulating contemporary score and the painting of an enormous canvas these remarkable young artists present an exciting world premiere not to be missed. This project is a Frank Ford Commission, supporting the creation of new works by South Australian artists. SPACE THEATRE Thur 24 & Fri 25 June, 6.30pm 70mins Prem $51 A Res $46 Under 30s $30 Suitability: 12+

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AUS

MENTAL AS EVERYTHING

“MENTAL AS EVERYTHING IS FUN, POWERFUL AND TOTALLY IMMERSIVE. DON’T MISS IT. ” STAGE WHISPERS

Singer-Songwriter Damon Smith shares his deeply personal experience of living with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and bipolar disorder, backed by his anxious accompanist Adam Coad, in a show that fathoms the highs and lows of living with mental illness. With a powerful sense of intimacy and a hint of sass, Damon and Adam invite you inside their minds on an often-awkward, always honest journey. Starring Damon Smith & Adam Coad Written by Damon Smith Additional Songs by Adam Coad Produced & Directed by Matthew Briggs QUARTET BAR Thur 24, Fri 25 & Sat 26 June, 6pm 60mins A Res $39 Suitability: 16+ Warning: Adult Themes

Image: Photographer: Damon Smith, Graphic Designer: Nicholas Ely

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MOVIE SCREENING

CABARET (1972) Be transported to the final days of the Weimar cabaret scene of 1930s Berlin, with this special screening of Bob Fosse’s cult classic film, Cabaret, staring the legendary Liza Minnelli. With guest appearance by Adelaide Cabaret Festival darling Kim David Smith, we invite you to dress the part, bring your bowler hat and suspenders, and experience this beloved story on the big screen for a onenight-only special event. Re-live the iconic musical and tip your cap to the film that inspired a generation of cabaret fans. FESTIVAL THEATRE Thur 24 June, 7.30pm 2hrs 15mins A Res $25 Suitability: 15+ Warning: Coarse Language, Adult Themes

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“THERE IS SOME AMAZING STORYTELLING IN THE INTERPRETATIONS OF THE PIECES AND EACH PERFORMER...ENSURES THAT THEY ALSO CONNECT WITH THE AUDIENCE.” BROADWAY WORLD

AUS | ADELAIDE PREMIERE

HEAR ME ROAR – UNPLUGGED CELEBRATING THE WOMEN WHOSE MUSIC CHANGED THE WORLD Hear Me Roar - Unplugged is an uplifting concert experience celebrating the women whose music changed the world. Paying tribute to some of history’s greatest artists, Hear Me Roar is bursting with generation-defining anthems. Hear legendary songs performed by powerhouse trio Tania Doko, Emma Pask and Prinnie Stevens, supported by an all-female band. Get your BFFs together for an evening of celebration, with this special “unplugged” performance, exclusive to the 2021 Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Conceived and Directed by Trevor Ashley DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE Fri 25 June, 7.30pm Sat 26 June, 8pm 75mins Prem $69 A Res $59 Suitability:12+ Warning: Coarse Language, Strobe Lighting & Adult Themes

Image: John McRae

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“I SIMPLY DID NOT WANT THE EVENING TO END.” KERRY COOPER, STAGE WHISPERS

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AUS | WORLD PREMIERE | ADELAIDE EXCLUSIVE

ROCKWIZ SALUTES EUROVISION After a sell-out show in 2019, and a postponement in 2020, RocKwiz can’t wait to bring their unique blend of music, comedy, Kwiz and cabaret back to Adelaide Cabaret Festival! Hosted by former Artistic Director, Julia Zemiro, with 2021 Artistic Director, Alan Cumming, you’re guaranteed an uproarious night of entertainment when RocKwiz Salutes Eurovision! Featuring the EuroWiz Orkestra and special guests, Brian Nankervis and Julia Zemiro will guide us through the history of one of the world’s longest running song contests, from singing milkmaids to Dami Im. FESTIVAL THEATRE Fri 25 June, 7.30pm 1hr 30mins Prem $89 Suitability: 16+ Warning: Coarse Language, Haze Effects

Photo courtesy of The Advertiser and photographer Tricia Watkinson

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“SO HILARIOUS, FLIRTY AND GORGEOUSLY FILTHY THAT IT’S HARD TO DECIDE IF YOU WANT HIM AS A NEW BEST FRIEND OR A LOVER.” SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

USA | WORLD PREMIERE

ALAN CUMMING IS NOT ACTING HIS AGE LIFE IS A MIDDLE-AGED CABARET Scottish-American polymath Alan Cumming returns to Adelaide Cabaret Festival in 2021, this time as Artistic Director, for a season of provocative and thrilling performance. Alan Cumming Is Not Acting His Age will be an evening of story and song, celebrating his puckish, eclectic spirit and joie de vivre. Join Alan and close the festival with a joyful and glittering bang! Musical Director: Henry Koperski FESTIVAL THEATRE Sat 26 June, 4pm & 7.30pm 1hr 20mins Prem $99 Suitability: 16+ Warning: Coarse Language, Adult Themes

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Image: Christopher Boudewyns

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CLASS OF CABARET Welcoming a new generation of performers to the festival in 2021. Talented senior students from across South Australia premiere new works in front of an audience for the very first time, creating heart-warming and memorable moments for all to share. Mentored by renowned performers and theatre-makers Joanne Hartstone and Hew Parham, with vocal coaching from Rosie Hosking, 2021’s Class of Cabaret students are ready to shine and take their moment on stage. Director: Sasha Zahra, Accompanist: Alex Wignall SPACE THEATRE Sat 26 June, 5pm & 8pm 70min Prem $49 A Res $44 Under 30s $25 Suitability: All Ages Warning: Coarse Language

“THE OVERALL STANDARD OF THESE YOUNG PERFORMERS, ALL STUDENTS IN YEARS [11 AND 12], INCREASES YEAR BY YEAR.” THE ADVERTISER

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FREE EVENTS / EXHIBITIONS

Photo Credit: Claudio Raschella

THE ERN MALLEY AFFAIR EXHIBITION

CABARET LOUNGE SPACE THEATRE FOYER 11 June – 2 July Please see our website for other exhibitions

FESTIVAL THEATRE FOYER 11–26 June

FREE EVENTS / EXHIBITIONS

A warm smile will greet you as special guest hosts invite you to hang your coat and settle into a quiet corner or meet your mates and keep the party going.

FREE EVENTS / EXHIBITIONS

Known as the ‘greatest literary hoax of all time’ the Ern Malley Affair caused uproar in the Australian literary world. This small exhibition explores this fascinating hoax that would go on to significantly impact modernist poetry in Australia for decades to come.

Located in Festival Theatre foyer, the perfect spot to grab a drink between shows and plan your cabaret adventure. Enjoy cabaret inspired exhibitions, join in on free events or simply sit back and be charmed by our fabulous roving performers.

Photo Credit: Claudio Raschella

ABC RADIO ADELAIDE PRESENTS OFF THE CUFF CABARET

Presented by the City of Adelaide

TREVOR JONES – PIANO MAN Adelaide Cabaret Festival institution, Trevor Jones invites you to join him at his piano with a drink in hand and rejoice in those classic piano bar belters and some good old rock’n’roll. Swing by for a riotous night of songs, a nightcap after an evening of cabaret or indulge in Showtune Sunday! With special guest appearances and audience requests welcomed, anything can happen.

QUARTET BAR 11–26 June Until Late See calendar for times

with Sonya Feldhoff and Jules Schiller On the opening weekend of the 2021 Adelaide Cabaret Festival Sonya and Jules will be live on stage, bringing together a variety of cabaret artists to go off the cuff. There will be music, interviews and tongue in cheek banter sure to make you smile.

QUARTET BAR Sun 13 June 3pm – 4.30pm

Free tea and coffee. Snacks and refreshments available for purchase.

FREE EVENTS / EXHIBITIONS

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WINE AND DINE

FESTIVAL FOOD TRUCKS Dunstan Playhouse Riverdeck Check out a selection of food trucks each night of the festival on the Dunstan Playhouse Riverdeck. Perfect for a quick bite in between shows.

CORRYTON BURGE BAR Festival Theatre Foyer

WINE AND DINE

WINE AND DINE

Corryton Burge, the creation of Trent and Amelia Burge, invite you to relax and experience the joy of wine with them at their Festival Theatre bar. corrytonburge.com

Image: Claude Raschella

THE ATRIUM LOUNGE InterContinental Adelaide North Terrace The perfect place for dinner before or after the show. Try the cabaret themed cocktail, available for the month of June. icadelaide.com.au/dining

SKYCITY Adelaide’s ultimate entertainment destination North Terrace Be spoilt for choice with Sky City’s dining and bar options before or after your show. skycityadelaide.com.au Image: Dressing in Copper 44 ADELAIDECABARETFESTIVAL.COM.AU

WINE AND DINE


PREMIUM E N T E R TA I N M E N T PA C K A G E S

TA K E YO U R C O R P O R AT E H O ST I N G TO THE NEXT LEVEL Host your clients with our premium entertainment packages including food and wine offerings, and world-class cabaret entertainment from the best seats in the house. To discover more about our packages, please email

functions@adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au

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ACCESS, TRANSPORT AND TICKETING

COVID INFORMATION For latest updates please visit: adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au

VENUE ACCESS Redevelopment continues around Adelaide Riverbank. For access routes and a map, road closures, drop off zones and parking advice, please visit the website: adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au/getting-here Register your details online or with your ticket purchase to receive an SMS and email with up-to-date access details before your visit.

PARKING Adelaide Festival Centre’s car park is closed and alternative parking is available around the precinct. Pre-book discounted parking at Wilson Parking, Adelaide Central car park (at 225 North Terrace). Download the Wilson Parking app or visit bookabay.com.au and use promo code AFC2021 to book.

ACCESS, TRANSPORT AND TICKETING

ACCESS SERVICES Adelaide Festival Centre is committed to ensuring your experience with us is enjoyable. Accessible facilities include wheelchair loan service, assistive hearing systems, accessible toilets, accessible seat allocations, and access friendly drop off/ pick up locations. When booking tickets, please inform the BASS operator if you have specific access requirements. For more information and other access queries: adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au/your-visit/access-services contact@adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au (08) 8216 8600 RP

HOW TO BOOK AT Online: adelaidecabaretfestival.com.au or bass.net.au In Person: Selected BASS outlets By Phone: BASS 131 246

CONDITIONS OF TICKET PURCHASE

Lost or Stolen Tickets Reserved seat tickets may be replaced in most instances however general admission tickets cannot be replaced. Please call BASS on 131 246 for assistance. Concessions Pensioners, seniors, patrons experiencing unemployment, and full time students may be entitled to concession prices. Proof of entitlement may be requested at time of purchase or at the venue. Please make sure you carry your concession cards. Transaction Fees A one-off, non-refundable service and handling fee of $8.95 applies per transaction; this is regardless of the number or value of items purchased. For further information regarding fees, visit our website: adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au/tickets-info/ general-ticket-information Adelaide Festival Centre respects your privacy and meets government policy requirements. Ticket Pricing on pages is indicative only. Concessions may apply. Eligibility for concessions will vary across events. Artist lineup subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure that performance dates, times, prices and other information coantained herein are correct at time of publication. Refer to adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au for full, updated information and terms and conditions.

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Elder Park

THE FAMOUS SPIEGELTENT

Walk of Fame

Allure

The Star Kitchen and Bar

River Torrens Walk of Fame

Malt Shovel Taphouse

ENTRANCE

Walk of Fame

FESTIVAL THEATRE

ENTRANCE

Riverbank Footbridge Drop off Zone

Box Office

DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE SPACE THEATRE ARTSPACE

QBE Galleries Quartet Bar

Pre-Show Ticket Collection Lift

Lift

King William Road

SkyCity CONSTRUCTION ZONE

InterContinental Hotel

ACCESS, TRANSPORT AND TICKETING

Accessible via Montefiore Rd and Festival Drive

Drop off Zone

Banquet Room

Adelaide Casino

Adelaide Railway Station Old Parliament House

Parliament House

North Terrace

Image: Claudio Raschella

ACCESS, TRANSPORT AND TICKETING

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FESTIVAL PLANNER

FESTIVAL PLANNER

EVENT

VENUE

PAGE

FRI

11

SAT

SUN

12

13

MON

14

The Variety Gala

Festival Theatre

6

7.30pm

L'Hôtel

Space Theatre

8

7pm

5.30pm & 8.30pm

5.30pm & 8.30pm

Adelaide Tonight with Bob Downe and Willsy

The Famous Spiegeltent

10

6pm

6pm

6pm

Club Cumming

The Famous Spiegeltent

12

10.30pm

10.30pm

10.30pm

Amber Martin in Batthouse Bette

The Famous Spiegeltent

14

8.15pm

8.15pm

8.15pm

Robyn Archer – Mother Archer's Cabaret for Dark Times

Dunstan Playhouse

15

5pm

5pm

James Galea – POOF! Secrets of a Magician

Dunstan Playhouse

16

9pm

9pm

9pm

John O'Hara – #VAL: A Campfire Kiki with Mother

Quartet Bar

17

6pm

6pm

6pm

Tim Minchin – BACK

Festival Theatre

18

7.30pm

7.30pm

Deadly Hearts

Festival Theatre

20

3pm

All the Queens Men – LGBTIQ+ Elders Dance Club

The Famous Spiegeltent

22

2pm

All the Queens Men – Queer Trivia Night

The Famous Spiegeltent

23

6pm

Songs of Don

Festival Theatre

24

Eddie Perfect – Introspective

Dunstan Playhouse

26

Brent Ray Fraser – The Naked Artist

The Famous Spiegeltent

27

Selena Jenkins – BOOBS

Quartet Bar

28

Vince Jones - The Art of Protest

Dunstan Playhouse

29

Young Talent Time – 50th Anniversary Reunion Special

Festival Theatre

30

The Blind Date Project

Artspace

31

Sisters of Invention – You Ready For This?

Dunstan Playhouse

32

Kim David Smith – Mostly Marlene

Space Theatre

33

Max Savage – ERN

Space Theatre

34

Mental As Everything

Quartet Bar

35

Cabaret (1972) – Movie Screening

Festival Theatre

36

Hear Me Roar – Unplugged

Dunstan Playhouse

37

RockWiz Salutes Eurovision

Festival Theatre

38

Alan Cumming is Not Acting His Age

Festival Theatre

40

Class of Cabaret

Space Theatre

42

Trevor Jones

Quartet Bar

43

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5pm

7.45pm

7.45pm

7.45pm

7.45pm

9pm

9pm

9pm

7.30pm


TUE

15

WED

16

THU

17

18

FRI

SAT

SUN

7pm

7pm

5.30pm & 8.30pm

6pm

6pm

6pm

6pm

6pm

9.30pm

10.30pm

10.30pm

19

MON

20

21

TUE

22

WED

THU

24

25

FRI

SAT

6pm

6pm

6pm

6pm

9.30pm

10.30pm

10.30pm

7.45pm

7.45pm

7.45pm

7.30pm

7.30pm

23

26

7.30pm

9pm

8.15pm

8.15pm

8.15pm

6pm

6pm

6pm

5pm

8pm

FESTIVAL PLANNER

7.30pm

7.30pm 7.45pm

7.45pm

7.45pm

9pm

9pm

6.30pm

6.30pm

6pm

6pm

6pm

7.30pm

8pm

7.30pm

7.30pm 4pm & 7.30pm 5pm & 8pm 7.30pm

9pm

9pm

7.30pm

FESTIVAL PLANNER

7.30pm

9pm

9pm

9pm

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ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL FOUNDER

Alan Cumming

Frank Ford

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Alex Sinclair PROGRAMMING Jana Drummond – Producer Joel Allan – Assistant Producer Kim Smout – Programming Coordinator Michelle ‘Maddog’ Delaney – Festival Design Renee Gibson – Education Officer MARKETING, SALES & AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT Jessica Coppe – Marketing Executive Seren Bell – Marketing Coordinator Joshua Osis – Graphic Designer Francesca Belperio – Publicity Manager Stephanie Rossetto – Publicity Coordinator Dace Howard – Digital Content Officer Simeon Nikolaidis – Digital Marketing Coordinator Peter Maddock – BASS Client Services Executive Heather Poole – Head of Patron Services and Communications Executive Kate Hagan – Head of Patron Services COPORATE PARTNERSHIPS, HOSPITALITY & EVENTS Yany Orm – Assistant Manager Hospitality Operations Alexa Woldan – Corporate Partnerships Executive Julia Bosco – Event Sales Executive PRODUCTION Laura Smans – Production Coordinator Martin Olesk – Head of Staging Jane Rossetto – Head of Sound Nathan Luscombe – Head of Lighting MERCHANDISE Cathy Barrett – Retail Buyer ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL ADVOCATES Jane Doyle Sam Harvey Amanda Blair Paul Kitching Grant & Helen Burge

ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE TRUST Jim Hazel (Chair) Mitchell Butel Julia Knight Tony Smith Sandy Verschoor, Lord Mayor of Adelaide Steven Woolhouse Maggie Zhou ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE FOUNDATION Miranda Starke (Chair) Cathy Chong Cain Cooke Janet Crawford Sheryn Foord Rupert Hallam Kathryn House AM Penny Johnson Legh Davis (Patron) Joan Hardy OAM (Patron) MANAGEMENT Douglas Gautier AM – CEO & Artistic Director Carlo D’Ortenzio – Chief Operating & Financial Officer Liz Hawkins – Director, Programming, Development & Venue Sales Kristen Eckhardt – Director of Marketing, Sales & Audience Engagement Ruth Sibley – Head of Public Affairs Moira Hay – Manager Technical Natalie Adam – Manager Ticketing Julia George – Manager Digital & Social Abbie Taylor – Manager Philanthropy Christine Dunthorne – Manager Finance & Business Support Claire George – Manager Human Resources Carolyn Laffin – Manager WHS & Risk Mike Price – Manager Scenery & Engineering Workshop Teresa Whitehorn – Manager Commercial Partnerships, Hospitality & Events A special thanks to former Creative Director Ebony Bott and Former Producer Andrew Dundon for their work on this festival in 2020

Sincere thanks to all Adelaide Festival Centre staff whose work makes this festival possible


FESTIVAL PARTNERS

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Government Partner

Arts South Australia Department for Education

Festival Partners

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Accommodation Partner

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Media Partners

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ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE IS THE HEART OF THE ARTS IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA Established in 1973, it is Australia’s first capital city arts venue and hosts more than one million people annually. As well as presenting theatre, dance, music, and exhibitions, Adelaide Festival Centre creates diverse festivals to inspire, challenge, educate, and entertain. We welcome audiences of all ages, experience, and cultures.

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