Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2022

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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

Welcome to Adelaide Cabaret Festival – our first festival since the unveiling of Festival Plaza and the opening-up of Adelaide Riverbank in 2022. We’re delighted to have Tina Arena at the helm this year and can’t wait for you to see what’s in store. Last year’s festival took home the silver medal at the South Australian Tourism Awards so we know how important it is for our community. As a winter festival, Adelaide Cabaret Festival is a seat at the fireside, warming our collective spirits. This magic is possible thanks to an incredible team of administrative, production, operational, design, and customer-facing staff. I thank them all. I also thank our enthusiastic audiences and talented artists for bringing sparkle and energy to Adelaide Festival Centre each June. We are grateful to the Government of South Australia and our sponsors for their ongoing and generous support. We’ll see you all around the fire this June. Douglas Gautier AM CEO & Artistic Director Adelaide Festival Centre

After another tumultuous year, more than ever, this beloved winter festival feels like a beacon of light and a long-awaited escape. Tina Arena has always been such a beacon for me – as she is for so many. That iconic voice is instantly recogniseable and so embedded in the soundtrack of our lives. It never fails to transcend and to make us feel and connect deeply. How exciting it is to see Tina extend this artistry beyond the stage. It is embodied in this Adelaide Cabaret Festival program, celebrating stories and story tellers, places and spaces and the touchstones and milestones that reflect upon our shared heritage and cultural connection in modern Australia. It’s a jam packed three weekends and, although we have stayed close to home and homegrown talent, there are so many worlds to explore: from 1960s Manhattan to Rwanda and Malawi; from 1930s King Cross to a Victorian era Funhouse; and The Piña Colada Room, our take on the ultimate disco era after party. Wherever you find yourself, you’re welcome. Alex Sinclair Executive Producer Adelaide Cabaret Festival


The Piña Colada Room

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Don Juan

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Catherine Alcorn & Phil Scott – 30 Something

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State Opera South Australia – How To Kill Your Husband

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Simply Brill – The Women Who Defined Rock ‘n’ Roll

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Libby O’Donovan – Sister Elizabeth

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Davina & The Vagabonds

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Cabaret Life Drawing

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Louise Blackwell – Love on the Left Bank

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Cirque Bon Bon

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Paul McDermott – The Funhouse

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Brendan Maclean – Alone At Last

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Marcia Hines – The Gospel According to Marcia

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The Quiet Side of Rai Thistlethwayte

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The Shànghai MiMi Band – Featuring Sophie Koh

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Reuben Kaye – Live & Intimate

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Imogen Kelly – La Grande Folie

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Rumble!

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Every Musical Ever

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Emma Pask – Dream of Life

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Meow Meow’s Pandemonium with the ASO

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T.R.A.I.L – Tonight’s Regional Aboriginal Islander Live

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Hayden Tee – Bad Guy

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All The Queens Men – LGBTIQ+ Elders Dance Club

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Lior & Domini – Animal in Hiding

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Moments in the Woods – Songs & Stories of Sondheim

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Oliver Twist – Jali

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Songs My Mother Taught Me

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Gary Pinto – The Songs & Times of Sam Cooke

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Class of Cabaret

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And Then You Go – The Vali Myers Project

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Otto & Astrid Play the Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert You’ve Ever Seen! 41 All The Queens Men – Magnifica Splendido!

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Bernie Dieter's Weimar Punk

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Free Events

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Wine & Dine

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Foundation

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How to Book, Venue Details & Getting Here

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Festival Calendar

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Festival Partners

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Welcome to the Adelaide Cabaret Festival. I am honoured to serve as your Artistic Director for 2022. What a blessing it has been to curate for you a musical feast for the senses. It is with great humility that I step into the shoes of my predecessor, the incomparable powerhouse, Alan Cumming. Alan is an artist’s artist, for whom I have a tremendous amount of respect and with whom I share a special cabaret connection. You see, we both starred in Cabaret the musical. Alan: in his award-winning Broadway role as Emcee and me, as the irrepressible fraulein Sally Bowles in the Australian production. Cabaret is in our blood – and it is a serendipitous bond. I’ve always loved cabaret – long before my role as Sally Bowles. Cabaret is a beautifully eclectic art form. It is a magical fusion of stories, songs, dance, and all things theatrical. Cabaret is escapism of the most fabulous kind. And boy, couldn’t we all use a little bit of escapism after the year that’s been? I truly believe in the healing power of music and art in all its forms. Art helps us to feel, to identify and process emotion. It inspires us to reflect and move forward with grace. Art saves. Art heals. It is my sincere hope that this year’s festival takes you on a journey of much-needed connection and healing. From the personal stories of Songs My Mother Taught Me to the decadence of The Piña Colada Room – leave your worries behind and let the music save you, just as it continues to save me. With love, Tina Arena AM

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AUS | World Premiere & Adelaide Exclusive

With your hosts: Reuben Kaye, Yana Alana & Libby O'Donovan This is The Piña Colada Room: a decadent homage to the icons of disco. Get down in the golden age of boogie with the festival’s hottest ticket. Beneath a mirrorball sky, dance all night to the sounds that moved a generation, inspired artists, and created icons. With an everrevolving roster of DJs, cabaret stars, and mischief makers taking over The Famous Spiegeltent – no two nights will be the same. Pull back the velvet rope and let the rhythm take you to the dance floor! The Famous Spiegeltent Fri 10, Sat 11 & Sun 12 June, 10.30pm Fri 17 & Sat 18 June, 10.30pm Fri 24 & Sat 25 June, 10.30pm Til Late A-res $49 Suitability: 18+ Warning: Coarse Language, Haze Effects, Strobe Lighting, Adult Themes

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A Slightly Isolated Dog

Don Juan Revel in the ludicrously sexy tale of the original master of seduction: Don Juan, as a gaggle of “French” performers bring together brilliant physical comedy, twisted pop songs, and explosive wit to create a hilarious and irreverent show, directed by the award-winning Leo Gene Peters. Space Theatre Fri 10 June, 6.30pm Sat 11 June, 9pm Sun 12 June, 8.30pm

“IRREPRESSIBLY GLEEFUL” NZ HERALD

60mins Prem $54, A-res $49, U30s $30 Suitability: 16+ Warning: Coarse Language, Haze Effects, Violent Themes, Adult Themes

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“DELICIOUS! ALCORN AND SCOTT TURN OUT TO BE HILARIOUS SOLO AND TOGETHER AND A MUSICAL PARTNERSHIP MADE IN HEAVEN” STAGE NOISE

AUS | Adelaide Premiere

Catherine Alcorn & Phil Scott

30 Something Politics, The Great Depression, booze – and that’s just in the dressing room! Step back in time to New Year’s Eve, 1939 in Bohemia Kings Cross: the heart of Sydney’s underworld. 30 Something is an immersive celebration of golden-era tunes, reimagined contemporary classics and one hell of a party! Space Theatre Fri 10 June, 9pm Sat 11 June, 6.30pm Sun 12 June, 3pm 60mins Prem $69, A-res $59 Suitability: 16+ Warning: Coarse Language, Strobe Lighting, Haze Effects, Adult Themes

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AUS | Adelaide Premiere & Exclusive

How to Kill Your Husband (and other handy household hints) A stiletto sharp satire of domestic bliss. Based on Kathy Lette’s hit novel, How to Kill Your Husband (and other handy household hints) is the story of two friends, each wanting more from their marriages and from their lives. Enjoy a night of high drama and cheeky intimacy at this uniquely Australian cabaret opera. Dunstan Playhouse Fri 10 & Sat 11 June, 7.30pm Sun 12 June, 2.30pm & 7.30pm 2hrs 5mins Includes a 20min interval Prem $89, A-res $79 Suitability: 16+ Warning: Coarse Language, Adult Themes, Violent Themes Presented by Adelaide Festival Centre and State Opera South Australia

“RAUNCHY, BRASH AND OFTEN VERY FUNNY. FILLED WITH WITTY MUSICAL ALLUSIONS” THE AGE

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“GRIFFITHS AND RYAN HAVE PROVEN, AS THEY DO TIME AND TIME AGAIN, THAT THEY WERE BORN FOR THE STAGE” GLAM ADELAIDE 2018

“THE TEMPERATURE REALLY SHOT UP WHEN BURGER STEPPED ON STAGE” THE ADVERTISER

AUS | World Premiere

Amelia Ryan, Michaela Burger & Michael Griffiths

Simply Brill – The Women Who Defined Rock ‘n’ Roll Join a stellar cast of Adelaide’s acclaimed cabaret artists, as they celebrate the golden age of rock’n’roll, sexual revolution, and the leaps and bounds of women’s liberation. In a time when men were the producers, promoters, and piano players, women weren’t given a place, so they made one for themselves.

Banquet Room Fri 10 June, 9.30pm Sat 11 June, 7.15pm 70mins Prem $54, A-res $49, B-res $44 Suitability: 16+ Warning: Adult Themes

MICHAEL GRIFFITHS

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AUS | World Premiere

Libby O’Donovan

Sister Elizabeth Libby O’Donovan is a nun. After a rebellious act involving prefixes, and a joke played on a humourless institution, she is Sister Elizabeth. Throughout O’Donovan’s life, nuns have been a source of constant fascination. With her trademark soaring voice, supported by the Yankalilla Miracles and special guests, O’Donovan explores the divine nuns of film, TV, & pop culture. Banquet Room Fri 10 June, 7.15pm Sat 11 June, 9.30pm Sun 12 June, 7pm 60mins Prem $54, A-res $49, B-res $44 Suitability: 12+

CABARET ICON AWARD WINNER

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“O’DONOVAN IS NOT ONLY A SINGER OF THE HIGHEST CALIBRE, SHE IS ALSO GOODHUMOURED, IRREVERENT AND UTTERLY CHARMING AND ENGAGING” THE CLOTHESLINE

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USA | Australian Premiere

Davina & The Vagabonds Davina and The Vagabonds draws from the past 100 years of American music, from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits. Davina and The Vagabonds is a show led with New Orleans charm, Memphis soul swagger, tender gospel passages, and dark theatrical moments. The Famous Spiegeltent Fri 10, Sat 11 & Sun 12 June, 8.15pm 70mins A-res $69 Suitability: All ages

“THERE IS A TIMELESS QUALITY ABOUT THIS BAND THAT SETS THEM APART FROM THE MASSES... THIS BAND LOVES WHAT THEY DO AND THEY DO IT WELL” BILL WILSON, REFLECTIONS IN BLUE

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AUS | Adelaide Exclusive

Cabaret Life Drawing Join us for Cabaret Life Drawing in the perfect cabaret setting: The Famous Spiegeltent. Our host will guide you through creating charcoal drawings of a live model, in a unique, up-close insight into the artistry of the world’s most glamorous costuming. Treat yourself to a glass of wine as you sketch a model dressed in beautiful outfits inspired by the genre and accompanied by live music. Perfect for all skill levels, Cabaret Life Drawing promises an unforgettable experience for you and your friends. The Famous Spiegeltent Sat 11, 18 & 25 June, 3pm Sun 12 & 19 June, 5pm 60mins Adult $55, U30s $30 Suitability: 16+

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AUS | World Premiere

Louise Blackwell

Love on the Left Bank Celebrated actress and singer, Louise Blackwell, brings to life the story of French singer Juliette Gréco. Set in post-war Paris, Blackwell performs songs which evoke the joy and revelry of liberation from German occupation as it occurred in the legendary underground clubs of Saint Germain des Prés, in this remarkable reimagining of Gréco’s extraordinary life. Dunstan Playhouse Fri 17 June, 7pm 75mins Prem $49, A-res $45 Suitability: 16+ Warning: Haze Effects

“LOUISE BLACKWELL IS COOL, STYLISH, WHIMSICAL AND SHE KNOWS HER WAY AROUND FRENCH SONG...HER BACKING BAND IS WORTH THE PRICE OF ADMISSION ALONE” THE ADVERTISER Photo: Claudio Raschella

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AUS | Adelaide Premiere

Cirque Bon Bon Cirque Bon Bon fuses mind-bending contortion, aerial artistry, incredible dancers, and death-defying acrobatic feats jam-packed into one night of playful wonder. From Broadway to the West End, Las Vegas to Cirque Du Soleil, Cirque Bon Bon is the best of the best – hosted by world renowned comedy emcee: Mario, Queen of the Circus! Space Theatre Wed 15 & Thur 16 June, 7.30pm Fri 17 June, 6.15pm & 9.15pm Sat 18 June, 6.15pm & 9.15pm Sun 19 June, 3.30pm & 6.30pm 90mins Prem $89, A-res $79, U30s $30 Suitability: 16+ Warning: Coarse Language, Adult Themes

“CIRQUE BON BON IS A SCRUMPTIOUS TREAT FOR BOTH THE EYES AND EARS” THEATREHAUS

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AUS | World Premiere & Adelaide Exclusive

Paul McDermott

The Funhouse Featuring Claire Hooper and Dilruk Jayasinha Welcome to The Funhouse: a dark carnival of minstrels and misfits where nothing is as it seems. Join your ringmaster: comedian, singer and bon vivant Paul McDermott and his band as they sing for their supper. Showcasing an array of special guests each weekend, The Funhouse is the ultimate sideshow of comedy, music and spectacle. Musical Director: Glenn Moorhouse The Famous Spiegeltent Thu 16, Fri 17 & Sat 18 June, 6pm Thu 23, Fri 24 & Sat 25 June, 6pm 60mins A-res $50 Suitability: 16+ Warning: Adult Themes, Coarse Language

“HE’S LOST NONE OF HIS AGGRESSIVE CHARM ” SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

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Brendan Maclean

Alone At Last Brendan Maclean, crowd-favourite of the smash-hit productions L’Hotel and Velvet, returns to Adelaide Cabaret Festival for Alone At Last. Meet the musician behind the mayhem, out of character and at the piano, as he brings you the very best of his original songs, alongside selections and stories from his star-studded career in the world of cabaret. Banquet Room Thu 16 June, 7.30pm 60mins Prem $54, A-res $49, B-res $44 U30s $30 Suitability: 16+ Warning: Coarse Language, Adult Themes

“A MODERN-DAY MICK JAGGER” BAZ LUHRMAN

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AUS | Adelaide Premiere

Marcia Hines

The Gospel According to Marcia The extraordinary Marcia Hines celebrates memories from her childhood in Boston – and her early experiences with Gospel music. This unmissable concert is a celebration of the joy and the heartbreak that so defines the art and the culture of black American churches. Musical Director: Joe Accaria Accompanied by Charmaine Jones & The Gospo Collective Her Majesty’s Theatre Fri 17 June, 7.30pm 70mins Prem $109, A-res $99, B-res $89 Suitability: All ages

“HINES OUTSTRIPS EVERYONE WITH HER INTIMATE UNDERSTANDING OF THE GENRE AND ABILITY TO KNOW WHERE SHE CAN ADD EXTRA FLAIRS AND FLOURISHES WHILST ALSO EXHIBITING HER ETERNAL JOY WHEN SHE SINGS...” BROADWAY WORLD

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“ONE THING THAT HADN’T CHANGED FROM THIRSTY MERC’S NOUGHTIES HEYDAY IS THISTLETHWAYTE’S EMOTIVE YET CLEARLY ENUNCIATED VOICE, WHICH HAS A NATURAL EBULLIENCE THAT MATCHED HIS MOOD” SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

AUS | World Premiere

The Quiet Side of Rai Thistlethwayte See an unexpected side to remarkable musician Rai Thistlethwayte in this world premiere. Thistlethwayte and his band Thirsty Merc have sold over 250 000 albums, boasting an astonishing musical catalogue. Along with his rock success, Thistlethwayte is a highly respected jazz musician performing, writing, and recording with luminaries of the genre across the globe. Join Thistlethwayte in an evening of ballads, jazz standards, and classics from the great American songbook. Dunstan Playhouse Thur 16 June, 7pm 70mins Prem $49, A-res $45 Suitability: 16+ Warning: Coarse Language

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AUS | Adelaide Premiere

The Shànghai MiMi Band Featuring Sophie Koh Shanghai Mimi is a glamorous club, an extraordinary woman, and an exquisite performance, set to a score of intoxicating songs 時代曲 from the Paris of the east. This remarkable show brings to life 1930s jazz-struck Shanghai – a magnet for foreign musicians, many of whom found work in famous jazz venues on The Bund 外滩 performing alongside Chinese singers and musicians during this golden period in Shanghai’s cultural history. Musical Director: John McAll The Famous Spiegeltent Fri 17 & Sat 18 June, 8.15pm 60mins

"SHÀNGHAI MIMI COULD WELL BECOME A WORLDWIDE HIT" NOTHING EVER HAPPENS IN BRISBANE

A-res $45 Suitability: All ages

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AUS | Adelaide Premiere

Reuben Kaye

Live & Intimate Comedy and cabaret sensation Reuben Kaye returns to Adelaide for one night of intimate songs and wry jokes. After five years spent striking fear into the hearts of the conservative masses, Kaye makes his way to Adelaide with musical director Shanon Whitelock for a show like no other. Banquet Room Fri 17 June, 7.15pm 60mins Prem $54, A-res $49, B-res $44 Suitability: 16+ Warning: Adult Themes, Coarse Language, Haze Effects

“AN ICON” EDFEST MAG

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AUS | World Premiere

Imogen Kelly

La Grande Folie Imogen Kelly, Australia’s Queen of Burlesque, performs her show stopping, jaw dropping, award-winning acts from The Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas. Journey through Kelly’s most fabulous acts, performed together for the first time, including her sumptuous, worldfamous ‘Let them Eat Cake!’. Dunstan Playhouse Fri 17 June, 9.30pm 60mins Prem $59, A-res $49 Suitability: 18+ Warning: Coarse Language, Nudity, Haze Effects, Adult Themes

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AUS | Adelaide Premiere

Rumble! A game show like no other Rumble is an on-stage performance battle between the stars of drag, burlesque, cabaret, and theatre! Watch contenders compete for the coveted tiny plastic trophy using their well-honed skills to glamorously navigate unexpected challenges in a game show like no other. Banquet Room Fri 17 & Sat 18 June, 9.30pm 60mins Prem $44, A-res $39, B-res $34, U30s $30 Suitability: 18+ Warning: Coarse Language, Nudity, Haze Effects, Adult Themes

"WHAT A NIGHT! I DON’T KNOW WHAT I’VE JUST SEEN, BUT I LOVED THE GLORIOUS, MESSY, HIGH-ENERGY, BIGHEARTED, RANDOM STUPID FUN OF IT ALL" NOTHING EVER HAPPENS IN BRISBANE

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AUS | Adelaide Premiere

Every Musical Ever A break-neck history of musical theatre Every Musical Ever will guide you through the entire history of musical theatre – from The Music Man to Mamma Mia. In a race against time, the cast performs every musical ever written, all in one show (stripped of a few overtures, plot points, and second verses). Created by Richard Carroll and Gillian Cosgriff

Dunstan Playhouse Sat 18 June, 8.30pm 80mins Prem $59, A-res $54 Suitability: 16+ Warning: Coarse Language, Haze Effects Originally developed by The Art House Wyong

"THERE’S NOT A SINGLE GAG THAT DOESN’T LAND, NOR A HAIR OUT OF PLACE" HERALD SUN

on Gillian Cosgriff

"THE MAN WHO CAN DO NO WRONG" SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

on Richard Carroll

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AUS | World Premiere

Emma Pask

Dream of Life Album Launch Join award-winning vocalist Emma Pask at this very special Adelaide Cabaret Festival album launch. Lauded as one of Australia’s favourite voices in Jazz, with James Morrison and Latin super star Ricky Martin singing her praises, Pask shares this remarkable musical offering for the first time in an up-close and intimate performance. Banquet Room Sat 18 June, 7.15pm 60mins Prem $54, A-res $49, B-res $44 Suitability: 16+

“SOULFUL DELIVERY, SOARING RANGE AND MAGNETIC STAGE PRESENCE” TIME OUT

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AUS | Adelaide Premiere

Meow Meow’s Pandemonium with the ASO International siren and comedienne extraordinaire Meow Meow is accompanied by the full force of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Nicholas Buc, for a glorious performance of subversive and sublime entertainment and joyful orchestrated chaos. Join the queen of song for an unforgettable evening of music and mayhem. Her Majesty’s Theatre Sat 18 June, 7.30pm 140mins Includes 20min interval Prem $119, A-res $99, B-res $89 Suitability: All ages Warning: Haze Effects

CABARET ICON AWARD WINNER

2019

“CATAPULTS THE GENRE OF ENTERTAINMENT INTO A HITHERTO UNKNOWN DIMENSION” BERLINER ZEITUNG

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Katie Aspel

AUS | Adelaide Premiere

Rob Edwards

T.R.A.I.L Tonight’s Regional Aboriginal Islander Live Celebrating First Nations regional musicians and performers, T.R.A.I.L is a chance to experience some of Australia’s most exciting new music. Featuring Kuko, Katie Aspel, and Rob Edwards, this delightful mix of blues, jazz, soul, and folk promises a night of remarkable sound and storytelling. T.R.A.I.L is a unique First Nations music event from Country Arts SA’s First Nations Creative Producer, Nikki Ashby. Banquet Room Sun 19 June, 5pm 75mins

Kuko

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Prem $39, A-res $35, B-res $29 Suitability: All ages

Photos: Katie Aspel: Care of Nowa the Label, Rob Edwards: Zachary Shane, Kuko: Morgan Sette


Aotearoa/NZ | Australian Premiere

Hayden Tee

Bad Guy Spend a wicked night with one of Broadway and the West End’s brightest stars, Hayden Tee (Ngāti Kahungunu), in this showstopping musical flirtation with the devil. With exquisite live accompaniment, Tee twists and turns, peeling back the layers to some of musical theatre’s most loathsome, from universally renowned villains Miss Trunchbull (Matilda) to Javert (Les Misérables). Dunstan Playhouse Sun 19 June, 4pm 65mins Prem $59, A-res $54 Suitability: 16+ Warning: Coarse Language, Strobe Lighting, Haze Effects

“THE MOST GLORIOUS VOICE I’VE HEARD FOR MANY A DAY, CUSTOM MADE FOR THE STAGE” ADELAIDE NOW

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All The Queens Men

LGBTIQ+ Elders Dance Club This fabulous Adelaide Cabaret Festival annual event returns in 2022 to celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Gender Diverse, Intersex, and Queer elders. Learn new dances, meet wonderful people, and celebrate across rainbow communities. All The Queens Men’s LGBTIQ+ Elders Dance Club is a safe, joyous space; inclusive and intergenerational; with special guests to be announced. No dance experience required, only enthusiasm. The Famous Spiegeltent Sun 19 June, 1.30pm 90mins FREE EVENT Suitability: All ages Bookings Essential – Limited Capacity Register at adelaidecabaretfestival.com.au Or call Ticketek Group Bookings (08) 8205 2220

“THE ENERGY WAS PALPABLE BEFORE THE OPENING GYPSY TAP, AND THERE WASN’T AN INCH TO SPARE ON THE 99-YEAR-OLD FAMOUS SPIEGELTENT’S VENERABLE FLOOR, ON WHICH DIETRICH HERSELF ONCE PERFORMED” THE ADVERTISER

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“THERE’S THE CURIOUS SENSE THAT THEY ELEVATE EACH OTHER’S NUANCES, FIND NEW EXPRESSION IN THE OTHER’S DELIVERY, AND SUBTLY DRAW ATTENTION TO IT IN PERFECT PARTNERSHIP” THE AGE

AUS | Adelaide Premiere

Lior & Domini

Animal in Hiding Born from the depths of Melbourne’s long lockdown, Animal in Hiding is a new collaboration between critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Lior, and exciting emerging artist Domini Forster. Underpinned by intricate guitar, Lior and Domini’s close vocal harmonies are the show’s focal point, and hark back to iconic 1960s folk duos.

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Dunstan Playhouse Thur 23 June, 7pm 70mins Prem $69, A-res $59 Suitability: All Ages

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AUS | World Premiere

Moments in the Woods – Songs & Stories of Sondheim Philip Quast, Geraldine Turner, Queenie van de Zandt, Josie Lane and Mitchell Butel celebrate the genius and legacy of the incomparable Stephen Sondheim, an astonishing talent whose work shaped the landscape of musical theatre. With breathtaking new arrangements, Moments in the Woods honours this legendary artist. Director: Mitchell Butel Musical Director: Daryl Wallis Mitchell Butel’s services are provided courtesy of State Theatre Company South Australia Her Majesty’s Theatre Thur 23 June, 7.30pm 120mins Includes a 20min interval Prem $89, A-res $79, B-res $69 Suitability: All ages

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MITCHELL BUTEL JOSIE LANE PHILIP QUAST GERALDINE TURNER QUEENIE VAN DE ZANDT


RWND/AUS | Adelaide Premiere

Oliver Twist

Jali Refusing to be defined by a turbulent past, comedian and performer Oliver Twist reflects on his time as a refugee while carefully unpacking his present-day experiences. Delicately told and impossible to forget, his oneperson show proves that exceptional storytelling and belly-aching laughter are powerful antidotes to trauma. Space Theatre Thur 23 June, 6.30pm Fri 24 June, 9pm Sat 25 June, 6.30pm 60mins Prem $44, A-res $39, U30s $30 Suitability: 16+ Warning: Coarse Language, Haze Effects, Adult Themes, Violent Themes

“ A NATURAL PERFORMER WITH INNATE COMIC TIMING AND ENORMOUS CHARM” LIMELIGHT MAGAZINE

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AUS | World Premiere & Adelaide Exclusive

Tina Arena and Special Guests

Songs My Mother Taught Me Chi si volta, e chi si gira, sempre a casa va finire. No matter where you go or turn, you will always end up at home.

Her Majesty’s Theatre Fri 24 & Sat 25 June, 7.30pm

Tina Arena stars alongside musical luminaries Wendy Matthews, Lior, Thando, Jess Hitchcock and Sophie Koh in an intimate evening of song and storytelling shaped by families. This is a unique night of vibrant performance, heartfelt story, musical tradition and shared experience.

120mins Includes a 20min interval

Don’t miss this exclusive, world premiere performance celebrating culture and legacy. With arrangements inspired by family, and culminating in a moving performance by Arena herself, join us in celebrating the good, the funny, and the real. Director: Johanna Allen

TINA ARENA 2012

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JOHANNA ALLEN

2007

Prem $149, A-res $129, B-res $99 Suitability: All Ages Warning: Coarse Language, Adult Themes


"OUR EARLIEST MEMORIES ARE THOSE SONGS WE HEAR AS CHILDREN. I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE BEAUTIFUL TO PAY A TRIBUTE TO THE SONGS THAT FORMULATE US" TINA ARENA

Photos: Wendy, Jess & Thando: Claudio Raschella, Tina, Lior & Sophie: Jai Vasicek

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AUS | Adelaide Premiere

Gary Pinto

The Songs & Times of Sam Cooke Multi-platinum Australian soul and R&B artist Gary Pinto celebrates the life of Sam Cooke – a man whose legacy has earned him the title ‘The Godfather of Soul’. Gary’s soaring vocals revitalise era-defining hits like ‘A Change Is Going to Come’ and ‘You Send Me’ in an evening of song and storytelling. Dunstan Playhouse Fri 24 June, 7pm Sat 25 June, 8.30pm 125mins Includes a 20min interval Prem $59, A-res $49 Suitability: 12+

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AUS | Adelaide Exclusive

Class of Cabaret For over a decade, Class of Cabaret has given a voice to the next generation of stars. This unique program supports diversely gifted students as they hone their craft and bring new vibrancy to the arts. See talented senior students from across South Australia share authentic stories through captivating musical performance. Mentors: Joanne Hartstone & Mark Oates Director: Tim Overton Musical Director: Dave McEvoy Vocal Coach: Rosie Hosking Dunstan Playhouse Sat 25 June, 2.30pm & 6pm 70mins Prem $49, A-res $44 Suitability: All ages Warning: Coarse Language

“THE BRIEF...TO ‘EMBRACE VARIETY AND BE AUTHENTIC AND TOPICAL’ WAS NOT ONLY MET, BUT CLEARLY EXCEEDED BY ALL INVOLVED” ADELAIDE THEATRE GUIDE

Photos: Claudio Raschella

The Nathaniel O’Brien Class of Cabaret Scholarship is supported by the Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation.

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“ FALCONER STANDS OUT AS THE STAR ALL-ROUNDER, WITH MUSICAL VERSATILITY, ALLURING JAZZ VOCALS AND THE IMPISH SHTICK OF A BORN COMEDIENNE” THE AGE

AUS | World Premiere

Victoria Falconer

And Then You Go – The Vali Myers Project Vali Myers. The flame-haired bohemian. The wild dancer. The visionary artist. The hermit witch, tattooing her own face. Cabaret, circus, dance, and theatre combine as an ensemble of multi-disciplinary performers and musicians retell the story of this cult figure. From award-winning artist Victoria Falconer, this is a flamboyant, visceral show, full of bold original songs, with Myers’ remarkable life as inspiration. Space Theatre Fri 24 June, 6.30pm Sat 25 June, 9pm 70mins

A FRANK FORD COMMISSION

Prem $59, A-res $49, U30s $30 Suitability: 16+ Warning: Coarse Language, Haze Effects, Adult Themes, Simulated Smoking

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DEU/AUS | World Premiere

Die Roten Punkte

Otto & Astrid Play the Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert You’ve Ever Seen!

“ THE PERFECT MUSICAL COMEDY ACT – IT SHOULD NOT BE MISSED” BROADWAY BABY, UK

Berlin’s Prince and Princess of Art Rock and Europop grace our stages with their royally hilarious showcase of hits (and misses!). From Soho to New York, this delightfully dysfunctional brother/sister duo is bursting with infectious sonic collisions between The B-52s, The Pixies, Kraftwerk, and early Ramones. The Famous Spiegeltent Thu 23, Fri 24 & Sat 25 June, 8.15pm 60mins A-res $45, U30s $30 Suitability: 16+ Warning: Coarse Language, Strobe Lighting, Haze Effects, Adult Themes

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AUS | World Premiere

All The Queens Men

Magnifica Splendido! This dazzling extravaganza from festival favourites All The Queens Men is inspired by the special joy of homegrown TV talent shows, and cult Italian late night show, Fantastico! Witness locals sharing their ‘party trick’, revel in the resplendence of sequined, non-stretch onesies, and let your inner disco passion run free. A little bit talent quest and a whole lotta Italo Disco!

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Banquet Room Thur 23, Fri 24 & Sat 25 June, 7.15pm 50mins Prem $54, A-res $49, B-res $44 Suitability: 16+ Warning: Haze Effects, Adult Themes

“THESE CREATIVES ARE PART GENIUS, PART THEATRICALITY, AND PART SOCIAL WARRIORS USING LOVE, CREATIVITY AND ACCEPTANCE TO TRANSFORM WHAT IT IS TO BE HUMAN - AND ALONG THE WAY PEOPLE CHANGE IN FRONT OF YOUR EYES...” CITY OF MELBOURNE

Photo: Sam McGilp


DEU | World Premiere

Bernie Dieter's Weimar Punk Bernie Dieter’s Weimar Punk is straight from the salacious back rooms of Berlin. With her ginsoaked Haus band behind her, the Queen of Weimar punk Kabarett brings you a riotous hour of music – soaring effortlessly between MGMT, Marlene Dietrich, and her original songs. Banquet Room Fri 24 & Sat 25 June, 9.30pm 60mins Prem $54, A-res $49, B-res $44 Suitability: 16+ Warning: Adult Themes, Coarse Language, Simulated Smoking, Strobe Lighting, Haze Effects

“ WICKEDLY FUNNY, DELICIOUSLY DEFIANT PUNK CABARET. WITH DIETER IN CHARGE, THIS IS A RALLYING CRY FROM THE RAUCOUS DEPTHS OF CABARET. ALL YOU CAN DO IS CHEER” FEST MAGAZINE

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Free Events

Photo: Claudio Raschella

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. Presented by the City of Adelaide and Adelaide Economic Development Agency Quartet Bar 10–25 June See calendar for times

ABC Radio Adelaide presents Off the Cuff Cabaret with Sonya Feldhoff and Jules Schiller On the first weekend of the 2022 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. Free tea and coffee. Refreshments available for purchase. Banquet Room Sun 12 June, 1.30pm 120min

Until late

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Wine & Dine Grab a bite to eat before or after your show with a selection of food trucks around Adelaide Festival Centre, plus cheese platters and bar snacks from Adelaide Cabaret Festival bars.

Corryton Burge Bar Corryton Burge invite you to relax and experience the joy of wine with them at their Adelaide Cabaret Festival bar.

Cabaret Lounge The perfect spot to grab a drink between shows and plan your cabaret adventure! Sit back and be charmed by our fabulous roving performers in a uniquely cabaret atmosphere. Settle into a quiet corner or meet your mates and keep the party going. For more details head to: adelaidecabaretfestival.com.au/dine Photo: Ben Macmahon

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Covid Information Important measures are in place to keep patrons, artists, and staff safe. Please visit our FAQ page for the latest advice and conditions of entry: adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au/covid19

Getting Here Pedestrian and vehicle access is open around Adelaide Festival Centre. Drop off locations are located on King William Road (Festival Theatre) and Festival Drive from Montefiore Road (Dunstan Playhouse and Space Theatre). For access routes and a map visit: adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au/getting-here Register your details online or with your ticket purchase to receive an email with up-to-date access details before your visit.

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Access Services At Adelaide Festival Centre venues, access facilities include a wheelchair loan service, assistive hearing systems, accessible toilets, accessible seat allocations, and access friendly drop off/pick up locations. For more information visit: adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au/access When booking tickets, please inform the operator if you have specific access requirements. For all other disability access enquiries, please contact Patron Services: contact@adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au (08) 8216 8600 RP

How To Book Online: adelaidecabaretfestival.com.au or ticketek.com.au In person: Selected Ticketek outlets By phone: Ticketek at Adelaide Festival Centre on 131 246 Under 30s Tickets Under 30s tickets must be collected from the box office with photo ID. Note that capacity for Under 30s tickets is strictly limited.

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Lost or Stolen Tickets For lost or stolen ticket enquiries please contact the Ticketek help desk: help.ticketek.com.au 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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The Piña Colada Room

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The Famous Spiegeltent

Don Juan

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Space Theatre

Catherine Alcorn & Phil Scott – 30 Something

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Space Theatre

State Opera South Australia – How To Kill Your Husband

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Dunstan Playhouse

Simply Brill – The Women Who Defined Rock ‘n’ Roll

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Banquet Room

Libby O’Donovan – Sister Elizabeth

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Banquet Room

Davina & The Vagabonds

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The Famous Spiegeltent

Cabaret Life Drawing

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Louise Blackwell – Love on the Left Bank

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Dunstan Playhouse

Cirque Bon Bon

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Space Theatre

Paul McDermott – The Funhouse

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The Famous Spiegeltent

Brendan Maclean – Alone At Last

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Banquet Room

Marcia Hines – The Gospel According to Marcia

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Her Majesty's Theatre

The Quiet Side of Rai Thistlethwayte

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Dunstan Playhouse

The Shànghai MiMi Band – Featuring Sophie Koh

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The Famous Spiegeltent

Reuben Kaye – Live & Intimate

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Banquet Room

Imogen Kelly – La Grande Folie

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Dunstan Playhouse

Rumble!

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Banquet Room

Every Musical Ever

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Dunstan Playhouse

Emma Pask – Dream of Life

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Banquet Room

Meow Meow’s Pandemonium with the ASO

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Her Majesty's Theatre

T.R.A.I.L – Tonight’s Regional Aboriginal Islander Live

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Banquet Room

Hayden Tee – Bad Guy

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Dunstan Playhouse

All The Queens Men – LGBTIQ+ Elders Dance Club

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Lior & Domini – Animal in Hiding

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Dunstan Playhouse

Moments in the Woods – Songs & Stories of Sondheim

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Her Majesty's Theatre

Oliver Twist – Jali

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Space Theatre

Songs My Mother Taught Me

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Her Majesty's Theatre

Gary Pinto – The Songs & Times of Sam Cooke

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Dunstan Playhouse

Class of Cabaret

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And Then You Go – The Vali Myers Project

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Space Theatre

Otto & Astrid Play the Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert You’ve Ever Seen!

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The Famous Spiegeltent

All The Queens Men – Magnifica Splendido!

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Banquet Room

Bernie Dieter's Weimar Punk

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Trevor Jones – Piano Man

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Adelaide Cabaret Festival Acknowledgements

Artistic Director

Adelaide Festival Centre Trustees

Tina Arena AM

The Hon Hieu Van Le AC (Chair) Jacqui McGill AO (Deputy Chair) Mitchell Butel Bruce Carter Julia Knight The Right Hon Sandy Verschoor Steven Woolhouse Maggie Zhou

Executive Producer Alex Sinclair Programming Brett McCallum – Senior Producer Joel Allan – Assistant Producer Kim Smout – Programming Coordinator Ali Jones – Festival Design Renee Gibson – Education Officer Marketing, Sales & Audience Engagement Jessica Coppe – Marketing Executive Seren Bell – Marketing Coordinator Joshua Osis – Graphic Designer Stephanie Rossetto – Publicity Coordinator Dace Howard – Digital Content Officer Simeon Nikolaidis – Digital Marketing Coordinator Peter Maddock – Client Services Executive Kate Hagan – Patron Services Executive Corporate Partnerships, Hospitality & Events Yany Orm – Assistant Manager Hospitality Operations Alexa Woldan – Corporate Partnerships Executive Hannah Knott – Event Sales Executive Grace Monaghan – Corporate Partnerships Coordinator Production Laura Smans – Production Coordinator Matthew Peckham – Head of Staging Jane Rossetto – Head of Sound Nathan Luscombe – Head of Lighting Merchandise Cathy Barrett – Retail Buyer Adelaide Cabaret Festival Advocates Jane Doyle OAM Sam Harvey Amanda Blair Paul Kitching Grant & Helen Burge Adelaide Cabaret Festival Founder Frank Ford AM

Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation Board Miranda Starke (Chair) Cain Cooke (Deputy Chair) Janet Crawford Georgina Duckworth Sheryn Foord Rupert Hallam Kathryn House AM Penny Johnson Marlon Motlop Jasmin Shahin Legh Davis (Patron) Joan Hardy OAM (Patron) Adelaide Festival Centre Management Douglas Gautier AM – CEO & Artistic Director Carlo D’Ortenzio – Chief Operating & Financial Officer Kristen Eckhardt – Director of Marketing, Sales & Audience Engagement Moira Hay – Director of Production & Technical Alex Sinclair – Head of Cabaret, Commercial and Venue Sales Susannah Sweeney – Head of Public Purpose Programming Natalie Adam – Manager Ticketing Francesca Belperio – Manager Publicity & Content Creation David Cations – Manager ICT Mark Cullen – Manager Facilities Claire George – Manager Human Resources Julia George – Manager Digital & Social Carolyn Laffin – Manager WHS & Risk Heather Poole – Manager Visitor Experience & Communications Abhishek Shaw – Manager Finance Abbie Taylor – Manager Philanthropy Teresa Whitehorn – Manager Commercial Partnerships, Centre Hospitality & Events

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

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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.