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WELCOME

Welcome to Adelaide’s favourite winter festival, in its nineteenth year. This year’s festival will take you some place new. With Aladdin and The Book of Mormon in the Festival Theatre and Her Majesty’s Theatre undergoing spectacular redevelopment, Julia and the team will deliver a transformed Adelaide Cabaret Festival. You will love their inventiveness and creativity and I look forward to sharing new festival experiences with all of you. Many thanks to the Government of South Australia and our loyal partners and patrons – our valuable allies. I also thank the staff and volunteers and congratulate all the artists – we look forward to the celebration!

South Australians are fortunate to have an abundance of art and culture right here at home. Adelaide Festival Centre produces festivals all year round and the Government of South Australia is proud to support their award-winning Adelaide Cabaret Festival. I congratulate Julia Zemiro and the festival team on this year’s program. There are more than 60 shows including 18 Adelaide, 6 Australian, and 16 world premieres. There are also 17 Adelaide exclusives including Ute Lemper’s only Australian performance – a real coup for Adelaide. Adelaide Cabaret Festival shines a light on our city and our state each June and I look forward to seeing you there.

Douglas Gautier AM

The Hon Steven Marshall MP

CEO & Artistic Director Adelaide Festival Centre

Premier of South Australia

Adelaide Cabaret Festival is produced and held on Kaurna land. We respect Kaurna ancestors and elders past, present, and emerging as the traditional custodians of the Adelaide Plains. We honour their cultural and spiritual relationship with their country and we do so in the spirit of reconciliation.


Image: Diana Melfi

“When the audience comes in, it changes the temperature of what you’ve written.” Stephen Sondheim

We devour entertainment now. We binge. I wonder how that affects us as theatre watchers? The 70 minute cabaret format helps short attention spans, sure. But are we as invested? We have created little worlds this year that we hope will seduce you to engage with the people around you, the performers on stage, the foyers, the bars, and then the greater community as you go out and share your experience. Mes amis, there’s change. The Thebarton Theatre. No galas. No cabaret dinner. The late night club moves to the Famous Spiegeltent. The Banquet Room is now The Blue Room. The Wintergarden is gone and the QBE Cabaret Lounge is the place to meet; to come together. I want to thank the cabaret team in the office and the crew of the Festival Centre for their enthusiasm and skill in making this happen. I am beyond inspired and energised by the artists in our festival this year and we’ve chosen a different way for you to find them: our ‘if you love…’ guide will move you to think less about cabaret categories and more about following a feeling. Be the first in your group to find THAT show you all need to see. There will be immersion. Relish this opportunity! Cabaret has always been about breaking the fourth wall. The Swell Mob take it one step further. The melancholy enveloping this festival is that our leading light Frank Ford is not with us. His presence is in every part of this Festival Centre precinct. He has left a legacy of support that is so generous and we are proud to announce his very first annual grant supports UNSUNG. As an audience member I love it when the house lights go down and, in the darkness, I am transported as the stage lights come up. In honour of Frank, on the first night of the festival we will switch on a light to burn brightly over 16 nights. So. This is a call to action: Dress up. Look for the unexpected in yourself. See something you would NEVER see. Do it. There’s no time to waste.

JULIA ZEMIRO

Artistic Director Adelaide Cabaret Festival

IN MEMORIAM Frank Ford was a powerhouse of the arts in South Australia. A pivotal figure in the birth of Adelaide Cabaret Festival 19 years ago, Frank Ford championed whole-heartedly this beloved festival to become the largest of its kind in the world, charming artists and audiences for the best part of two decades. Frank loved sharing challenging and exciting experiences with audiences and that legacy ripples throughout the festival. His gift of the Frank Ford Commissioning Award, which provides $20,000 a year towards the creation of new works by South Australian artists will continue to help mentor and nurture emerging cabaret talent for years to come. We dedicate the 2019 festival and all those to come, to his memory and hope you will enjoy this festival with Frank in your thoughts and hearts.

VALE FRANK FORD AM THE GODFATHER OF CABARET

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CONTENTS

FOLLOW YOUR INSTINCTS AND DISCOVER OUR 2019 PROGRAM

I F YO U LOV E … Opening Event – The House is Live Ute Lemper – Rendezvous with Marlene David Campbell is Back in the Swing of Things RocKwiz Salutes the Rock Musical Kate Miller-Heidke The Swell Mob

Megan Mullally and her band Nancy And Beth Ruthie Henshall – Live & Intimate The 11 O’Clock Number The Letter String Quartet with Tina Del Twist – The Silly Season Dolly Diamond – Parton Me End of the Rainbow

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Dami Im – My Life in Songs Lior with Paul Grabowsky Ms Lisa Fischer with Grand Baton Modern Māori Quartet – Two Worlds Philip Quast – UNCUT Vika & Linda – Between Two Shores Paul Capsis with Jethro Woodward and the Fitzroy Youth Orchestra Roscoe James Irwin – Lost in a Dream: The Musical Life of Chet Baker The Hot Sardines Alma Zygier Quintet

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OTHER INFORMATION 3 Venue List 32 Booking Calendar 47 Her Majesty’s Theatre Renewal Project 48 QBE Cabaret Lounge 50 Free Events 52 Wine & Dine 62 Walk of Fame 63 Venue Access, Booking Information and Loyalty Programs 64 Management

iOTA – Slap and Tickle Larissa McGowan – Cher Dickie Beau – Unplugged Liner Notes Live SoCalled Sings Yiddish with Zephyr Quartet Max Savage – Nobody Knows My Name Gunhild Carling

Double-down on your cabaret experience and save with these exclusive back-to-back show packages:

1 SAT 8th JUNE MS LISA FISCHER with Grand Baton 6pm THE SWELL MOB 8:45pm

$124.80 per person

2 WEEKEND

PLAN YOUR WEEKEND

...TO GET IN ON THE ACTION 46 LGBTI+ Elders Dance Club 46 Pub Choir

...A CURVE BALL 27 28 28 29 30 30 31

Bobby Fox – The Irish Boy Dragon Lady – The Many Lives & Deaths of Anna May Wong UNSUNG – Amelia Ryan and Libby O’Donovan Kaye Tuckerman – Broadway Bound (But Not Gagged) Class of Cabaret 2019 Steven Oliver – Bigger and Blacker Taxithi – An Australian Odyssey Aaron Cash – Last Dance, The Forgotten Masters Maude Davey – My Life in the Nude

SAT 15th JUNE BOBBY FOX – The Irish Boy 7pm THE SWELL MOB 8:45pm

$114.80 per person

3 SAT 22nd JUNE iOTA – Slap and Tickle 7pm THE SWELL MOB 8:45pm

$104.80 per person

Book at BASS 131 246

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Spontaneous Broadway Random Musical Presentation Night featuring Bob Murphy & Tex Perkins An Evening With Zoë Coombs Marr Elaine Crombie – Janet’s Vagrant Love A Rational Fear – Music to Your Fears Fat Musicals: A Body of Work One Hander – Tom Campbell Suburban Gothic

...TO REMINISCE 40 41 42 43 43 44 44 45 45

...MUSIC THAT MOVES YOU

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...ALL THIN GS SHINY 14 15 16 18 18 19

...TO LAUGH

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...A MAIN EVENT

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YOUR 2019 ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL

VENUES REVEALED Image: Claudio Raschella

THEBARTON THEATRE

THE FAMOUS SPIEGELTENT KEY:

Cabaret comes to one of Australia’s most loved venues. Located 10 minutes from the city at 112 Henley Beach Road (South Road intersection). thebartontheatre.com.au

DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE

The most beautiful of the last remaining Belgian spiegeltents, for the first time at Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Home to the festival’s latenight hangout, you’ll find a bar, cheek, and magic inside. Located in Elder Park from Adelaide Festival Centre’s terrace.

THE BLUE ROOM Your favourite intimate theatre, this year with added cabaret tables. Come early and settle in before the show.

SPACE THEATRE

ARTSPACE

Home to The Swell Mob – one immersive show all festival long. Stair access via the Dunstan Playhouse foyer with outside ramp access for patrons with disability. No time to grab a drink? Don’t panic! There’s a bar inside.

Adelaide Festival Centre venue Doors open 15 minutes before ticketed performances Doors open 30 minutes before ticketed performances Doors open 60 minutes before ticketed performances Bar available at the venue* See page 48 & 50 for list of free events at this venue

It’s the Banquet Room, but not as you know it. Redesigned and reimagined with a full service bar inside the venue. Accessible via the Festival Theatre foyer.

QUARTET BAR Accessible via the Dunstan Playhouse foyer, grab a drink at the Grant Burge Wine Bar just outside the venue.

Accessible Venue

The Quartet Bar transforms into a small ticketed performance venue and you’ll also find Trevor Jones and his piano here most evenings. Located in the Festival Theatre foyer.

QBE CABARET LOUNGE

*Please note: Adelaide Festival Centre

food and beverage outlets are cash free

STAYING INFORMED Plan your visit carefully and see page 63 for venue access details and more information. adelaidecabaretfestival .com.au/getting-here Register your details with your ticket purchase to receive an important SMS and email with access details before your show.

Your festival meeting place: home to the Pol Roger Bar with welcoming hosts and free performances each weekend. Located in the QBE Galleries in the Festival Theatre foyer.

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OPENING EVENT THE HOUSE IS LIVE

WELCOME TO A REKINDLING Our opening night event at Thebarton Theatre Under Art Deco glamour and in Rock’N’Roll shadows, we present: something shiny... something that moves you... something from left field... Under the cover of darkness Escape to be seen In a night of spectacle Featuring artists that define and challenge cabaret What it is today And could be tomorrow. 4

It starts with a voice in an empty space. Music pours into the room to greet you. A song. A story. A moment. The house is live. Breathe it in.


Featuring Julia Zemiro Meow Meow Paul Capsis Reuben Kaye Queenie van de Zandt Mitchell Butel Alma Zygier Nkechi Anele ...and more

7 JUNE FRI 7.30pm

THEBARTON THEATRE Premium $129.90 A Res $109.90 B Res $89.90 This is a seated event On sale through Ticketmaster 75 mins

Director: Craig Ilott See website for full line-up Announced 1 April

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IF YOU LOVE... A MAIN EVENT AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE ADELAIDE E XC L U S I V E

UTE LEMPER RENDEZVOUS WITH MARLENE

A musical journey through time Global star Ute Lemper creates magic on stage re-living a three-hour telephone exchange she had with Marlene Dietrich in 1988. Back then, amongst the lights of Paris, Lemper’s extraordinary career was just beginning as Dietrich looked back on a long, fulfilled life of movies, music, love stories and stardom. What a secret gift to hear Marlene’s love for poet Rilke, her complicated relationship with Germany, her sorrow and her fascinations. In this stunning show, Ute tells us Marlene’s story, along with singing her fabulous songs from all the chapters of her life, from the Berlin cabaret years to her fabulous Burt Bacharach collaborations.

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8 JUNE SAT 7.30pm

THEBARTON THEATRE On sale through Ticketmaster Premium $99.90 A Res $89.90 B Res $74.90 130 mins inc 20 min interval Suitable all ages Image: Lucas Allen

“She takes her place centre stage, and owns it.” The Guardian

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WORLD PREMIERE

DAV I D C A M P B E L L IS BAC K IN THE SWING OF THINGS The favourite son of Adelaide returns David Campbell is one of Australia’s most popular entertainers. A multiplatinum recording artist, Campbell has featured on TV, starred in theatre and cabaret, recorded three top ten albums, and sold out concert tours from coast to coast. Having spent the last ten years working on the small screen, radio and in musicals, David is returning to his first love – the big swing band. Featuring the songs of Frank Sinatra, Louis Prima and Bobby Darin – as well as some modern classics given the swing treatment by a 14-piece ensemble – see David in his element in this one-night only performance.

AUS

20 JUNE THU 8pm

THEBARTON THEATRE On sale through Ticketmaster Premium $129.90 A Res $109.90 B Res $89.90

DAVID CAMPBELL 2001

120 mins inc 20 min interval Suitable all ages | Image: Peter Brew Bevan

“Campbell supplies charm, wit and a superb voice that frequently gives you goosebumps.” Stage Whispers

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ADELAIDE E XC L U S I V E

ROCKWIZ

SALUTES THE ROCK MUSICAL Get ready Adelaide, RocKwiz is coming

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Adelaide Cabaret Festival’s very own Julia Zemiro and her band of gypsies pay tribute to the songs from the great rock musicals of our generation.

From perennial favourite Jesus Christ Superstar, Australia’s own Livin’ in The Land of Oz to School of Rock, no anthem will be left unturned.

For one night only, RocKwiz will source all questions and musical numbers from this wild and wonderful musical world.

Join Julia, Brian, Dugald and the RocKwiz Orkestra with a host of special guests as they salute the good, the bad and the ugly of your favourite rock musicals.


THE CULT T V SHOW OF THE DECADE TAC KLES BROADWAY

“What a night!” Theatre People

21 J U N E

AUS

FRI 8pm

THEBARTON THEATRE On sale through Ticketmaster Premium $89.90 A Res $74.90 90 mins | Suitable all ages WARNING: Coarse language, haze effects

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K AT E M I L L E R - H E I D K E

The voice that needs no introduction Kate Miller-Heidke is the only artist in history to perform at Coachella, the New York Metropolitan Opera, the Eurovision Song Contest and The Gov. Appearing with collaborator Keir Nuttall – fresh from their success with Muriel’s Wedding: The Musical – with music genius Iain Grandage and a string quartet, they will perform new arrangements of Kate’s most beloved material plus a sneak preview of brand spanking new songs. Let Kate’s masterful songwriting and ethereal voice take you where there’s zero gravity.

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22 JUNE SAT 8pm

THEBARTON THEATRE On sale through Ticketmaster Premium $89.90 A Res $74.90 90 mins | Suitable all ages | Image: SBS

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“The finest vocals in Australian music.� The Border Mail

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AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE UK

THE SWELL MOB FLABBERGAST THEATRE A debauched dose of dark, sinister, sweaty, immersive theatre

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“An unexpected masterpiece.” Broadway Baby

Be transported to a world of bacchanalian debauchery! Acclaimed Flabbergast Theatre use their award-winning mix of clowning, puppetry and cabaret to recreate an historical epoch filled with thieves, foglehunters, dandies and deception. Choose your own adventure through this murky, decaying world in an immersive theatre experience like no other. Dance, sing, gamble, cheat and take the edge off with a London Porter or Bathtub Gin while you’re there. It’s sweaty, sinister and delightfully unsettling.

8-22 JUNE See website for full list of performance times

ARTSPACE Premium $49.90 75 mins | Suitable 12+ Image: Rod Penn WARNING: Coarse language, strobe lighting, violent themes/imagery & haze effects

Director: Henry Maynard Co Director: Jordan Chandler

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M E GA N M U L L A L LY AND HER BAND

NANCY AND BETH

Nancy And Beth is the punk/vaudeville heart-child of Megan Mullally (Will & Grace, Parks and Recreation) and Stephanie Hunt (Friday Night Lights, Californication), who sing songs while dancing and wearing matching costumes. Yes, matching costumes, and they’re heading our way to sing and dance up a storm. Each performance is a fully choreographed, nonscripted, tongue-in-cheek experience with a combination of psychic twinship, childlike enthusiasm, rigorous preparation of songs, and zero preparation of what happens in between. Megan and Stephanie, and the five dollfaces that back them up, have created a musical outfit that is celebratory, surprising, sweet, tuneful, eyecatching, thought-provoking and amusing.

9 - 10 J U N E SUN 7.30pm MON 5pm

DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE A Res $74.90 Premium $89.90 A Res $79.90 A Res Conc $74.90 70 mins | Suitable 14+ | Image: Giles Clement WARNING: Coarse language & adult themes

Produced by David M Hawkins

“Everything is performed so perfectly... it is savagely funny while also being a really rousing show.” LA Times

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IF YOU LOVE... ALL THINGS SHINY ADELAIDE PREMIERE UK

RUTHIE HENSHALL

LIVE & I N T I M AT E

From Sondheim to The Beatles One of the most celebrated performers in the history of the West End, Ruthie Henshall heads to Adelaide for her first solo Australian tour to present work from some of her most iconic musical appearances over the past 30 years. This intimate show is a rare opportunity to see this dazzling star up close and personal, reinterpreting and exploring works in this eclectic collection including Les Misérables, Billy Elliot and her legendary appearances as both Roxie and Velma in Chicago.

21 - 2 2 J U N E FRI 6pm SAT 7.30pm

THE FAMOUS SPIEGELTENT A Res $64.90 A Res $69.90 A Res Conc $64.90

“A mega-watt talent shining in all its dazzling brilliance” BBC Radio 4

GreenRoom $25

70 mins | Suitable all ages

An Enda Markey Production

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T H E 11 O ’ C L O

WORLD PREMIERE A D E L A I D E E XC L U S I V E

YOUR L ATE N

The 11 O’Clock Number is your twilight destination for all things debauched and exciting this June.

Kicking off 11pm every weekend of the 2019 Adelaide Cabaret Festival, feast your eyes on some of the most vivacious and outrageous late-night acts this side of Estonia. Featuring pumping tunes, special guests and a red-hot dance floor, step inside and discover your new favourite thing ever.

Image: Jeremy Park

HAUS OF HANS The perfect late night treat Dripping in glitter and diamonds, Haus Of Hans is a variety show with a glamorous difference. Inspired by the opulent New York City club scene of the 80s and early 90s (popularised in films like Paris is Burning and the TV series Pose), be transported into a world where the rules are thrown out the window. Your host, the international cabaret darling Hans, will guide you through an evening of disco, dance and drama, joined by some of the legendary guests of this year’s Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Following the show, Hans jumps behind the DJ decks spinning songs from the likes of Donna Summer and Diana Ross through to the modern day to keep you on your feet until the wee hours of the morning.

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7-9 JUNE

FRI 11pm SAT 11pm SUN 11pm

B R O N YA’ S VA R I E T Y H O U R She’s back! After giving her heart and soul to Eurovision, she was called to a higher cause for Europe... Singing for Brexit. She tried, they failed. As in Eurovision, and now life, the United Kingdom continues to disappoint year after year. Her solution: Adelaide. A place where Bronya can reCHARGE her cultural batteries. With the people. In a confined space with alcohol. Accompanied by the EXTRAordinary Mark Jones and his small ensemble The Nul Points. With incredible festival guests, let the spontaneity and hilarity soak through you.

13 - 15 J U N E THU 10pm FRI 11pm SAT 11pm


LOCK NUMBER

E NIGHT CLUB THE FAMOUS SPIEGELTENT

A Res $40.90 A Res $44.90 A Res Conc $40.90

75 mins Suitable 18+ WARNING: Coarse language, nudity & adult themes

Image: Patrick Boland

Image: Thierry Franco

HOT GIN PUNCH

L AT E NIGHT DJs

A night of booze, tunes and mischief

The fun doesn’t stop once the performance is over!

Warm up your winter at the speakeasy of your dreams, a juniper-fueled musical extravaganza featuring the festival’s biggest stars.

Kick on into the early morning as some of the best local and national DJs bring their eclectic music collections to shake the foundations of the Famous Spiegeltent. Grab a drink from the on-site bar and throw on your dancing shoes as the party won’t stop until you want it to.

Channel your inner barmaid, bootlegger or master distiller and surrender to an evening of mischief and mayhem, hosted by Maeve Marsden and Libby Wood, stars of the critically acclaimed hit show, Mother’s Ruin. Join us for Hot Gin Punch, a late-night vaudevillian wonderland celebrating all things gin.

20-22 JUNE THU 10pm FRI 11pm SAT 11pm

FREE ENTRY post-performance

7 - 9, 13 - 15, 20-22 JUNE From 12.30am – 2am

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T H E L E T T E R S T R I N G Q UA RT E T WITH

TINA DEL TWIST

T H E S I L LY S E A S O N

“A comic genius. You won’t see a show so musically diverse.”

AUS

A musical comedy collaboration like no other Join cabaret powerhouse Tina Del Twist and eclectic virtuosos The Letter String Quartet for a dark and debauched sensory tour of songs and stories negotiating the family outcast. Imagine a Christmas party, wedding speech, birthday celebration and funeral procession all rolled into one. Via original songs, covers and laughs, The Silly Season celebrates family fortunes, misfortunes and what it means to be the bohemian-esque Aunt Tina.

The Australia Times

Image: Stano Murin

13 - 14 J U N E THU 7pm FRI 9.15pm

SPACE THEATRE A Res $34.90 Premium $44.90 A Res $39.90

A Res Conc $34.90 GreenRoom $25

70 mins | Suitable 16+ | Image: Anthony Paine WARNING: Coarse language

ADELAIDE PREMIERE

D O L LY D I A M O N D PA R TO N M E

A Dolly Parton extravaganza Queen of Cabaret, Dolly Diamond, has performed the songs of many artists over the years but none have resonated quite so much as the legend that is Dolly Parton. The most honoured female country performer of all time with a career spanning more than 50 years, every Dolly song tells its own unique story. Supported by a fabulous live band and the Adelaide Gospel Chorus, see Dolly on Dolly share a few favourite stories... as only Ms Diamond can do.

7-9 JUNE FRI 6pm SAT 5pm SUN 8pm

THE BLUE ROOM A Res $36.90 Premium $46.90 A Res Conc $36.90 A Res $41.90

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60 mins | Suitable 16+ | Image: Tony Lewis

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Writer: Michael Dalton Arrangements: Charmaine Jones, Shanon Whitelock & Caleb Garfinkel


IF YOU LOVE... ALL THINGS SHINY Presented by State Theatre Company South Australia in association with Adelaide Cabaret Festival

ADELAIDE PREMIERE ADELAIDE E XC L U S I V E

END OF THE RAINBOW

BY

PETER QUILTER Director: Elena Carapetis Designer: Ailsa Paterson Music Director: Carol Young Lighting Designer: Mark Pennington Sound Designer: Andrew Howard With Helen Dallimore and Stephen Sheehan

“There are moments in the theatre when you lean forward in your seat with shivers racing down the spine, and realise there is nowhere on God’s earth you’d rather be.” The Telegraph in praise of the West End production

The icon lives on Judy Garland, her fifth husband-cum-manager, Mickey Deans, and her longtime accompanist, Anthony, check into The Ritz Hotel in London. With her reputation in tatters, Judy prepares for a five-week run of shows at London’s Talk of the Town nightclub. But as opening night nears and the pressures of fame bear down harder than ever, her world slowly begins to fall apart. Telling the story of Judy Garland’s fabled last days, Peter Quilter’s worldwide smash hit End of the Rainbow tears down the bright lights of Hollywood myth to reveal an enthralling tale of passion and manipulation. Musical theatre icon Helen Dallimore (Wicked, Legally Blonde The Musical) plays the Hollywood legend in all of her fragile and manic glory. This unmissable performance will bring the beauty, complexity and music of Garland to the stage once more.

AUS

31 M A Y – 22 JUNE See website for full list of performance times

ROYALTY THEATRE Evenings Adult: $84 Conc: $74 Under 30: $38 Student: $30

Preview & Matinees Adult: $74 Conc: $64 Under 30: $38 Student: $30 Morning Melodies: $39 GreenRoom: $38

120 mins inc 20 min interval | Suitable 15+ Image: James Hartley | WARNING: Coarse language

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DAMI IM

MY LIFE IN SONGS

Her story that’s never been told Australia’s Dami Im is one of the most revered pop artists of the new millennium. A classically trained musician, Im walked off The X Factor stage in 2013 victorious and strode, without delay, into the #1 spot on the ARIA charts with her platinum self-titled album. With a string of hits, sold out shows and world-wide recognition as Eurovision royalty you may think you know her well. But the story of her life as an immigrant and her success is a rare one that hasn’t been told before.

13 - 14 J U N E THU 7.30pm FRI 9pm

DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE A Res $64.90 Premium $79.90 A Res $69.90

A Res Conc $64.90 GreenRoom $25

70 mins | Suitable all ages | WARNING: Haze effects

DAMI IM 2016

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IF YOU LOVE... MUSIC THAT MOVES YOU ADELAIDE PREMIERE

L I O R WITH PAU L G R A B OW S K Y “Magic.” Triple J Magazine

Two of Australia’s most respected artists join forces in this special concert Singer/songwriter Lior shot to the public’s attention following his 2005 debut album Autumn Flow, which became one of the most successful independent releases in Australian history. His collaboration with composer Nigel Westlake won best classical album at the 2014 ARIA awards. Paul Grabowsky is an acclaimed composer, pianist and polymath who has received numerous awards in his illustrious 40-year career. Together they reinvent some of Lior’s most cherished songs and join voices to create one incredible show.

AUS

7 JUNE FRI 9.30pm

DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE A Res $74.90 Premium $89.90 A Res $79.90 A Res Conc $74.90 70 mins | Suitable all ages | Image: Simon Shiff

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IF YOU LOVE... MUSIC THAT MOVES YOU

MS LISA FISCHER WITH

G R A N D BATO N From Mick Jagger duets to stunning solo performances We’ve all heard Grammy-winning powerhouse vocalist Ms Lisa Fischer perform with The Rolling Stones, Sting, Tina Turner or Luther Vandross... but she won our hearts in the Oscar-winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom. Ms Lisa Fischer takes centre stage with her own band Grand Baton in an unforgettable return to Adelaide Cabaret Festival, performing a brand new show featuring classic rock, R&B and even an aria or two.

USA

7- 8 JUNE FRI 7pm SAT 2pm SAT 6pm

DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE A Res $74.90 Premium $89.90 A Res $79.90 A Res Conc $74.90 70 mins | Suitable all ages Image: Mark Glassman

“Lisa Fischer in concert is addictive! With remarkable vocal range and vocabulary, Fischer can sing soul, jazz, rock gospel, pop, folk and classical with equal facility and authority.” Star Tribune

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NZ

M O D E R N M ĀO R I Q UA RT E T T WO WO R L D S

A uniquely kiwi story with soaring harmonies and classic quirky charm Award-winning New Zealand showband and 2018 Adelaide Cabaret Festival audience favourite, the boys of Modern Māori Quartet (MMQ) are back to premiere their fabulous new work. Two Worlds is a timely return to the group’s theatrical beginnings with a show full of heart and revelation. With signature style and humour Two Worlds weaves together four stories that unfold the fabric of Māori musical culture, its genealogy and evolution, to explore what it means to be Māori in this day and age.

21 - 2 2 J U N E FRI 7pm SAT 5pm SAT 7.30pm

SPACE THEATRE A Res $46.90 Premium $56.90 A Res $49.90

A Res Conc $46.90

70 mins | Suitable all ages | WARNING: Haze effects Image: Mardo El-Noor and Geoff Budd

A Meredith Shaw Production

“more than just music.”

The List

WORLD PREMIERE

P H I L I P QUA S T UNCUT

AUS

ANNE-MAREE MCDONALD AT THE PIANO WITH

The journey to Broadway!

“Philip Quast is a titan of musical theatre.”

Philip Quast is one of Australia’s best loved and most internationally recognised performers. Born on a dusty turkey farm in northern NSW, the voyage to dusty stages of hallowed theatres all over the world is inspired. Philip Quast – UNCUT takes us on a fascinating journey through songs and stories of his incredible life. Often hilarious, sometimes outrageous and always from the heart.

10 J U N E MON 2pm

70 mins | Suitable 16+ Image: Kate Williams

DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE A Res $64.90 Premium $79.90 A Res $69.90

A Res Conc $64.90

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VIKA & LINDA

BET WEEN T WO SHORES

Iconic vocalists and sisters share their story for the first time For 30 years, the glorious voices of Vika and Linda Bull have comprised one of the most distinctive, versatile and emotionally charged sounds on the Australian music landscape. Since their multiplatinum conquest of pop radio with the Black Sorrows in the late 1980s, the sisters have forged diverse pathways into soul, gospel, blues, country and the island music of their Tongan ancestry.

Now in this brand new show, Vika and Linda tell their own story as they see it, blending narratives from their own lives and career with their unique vocals and instinctive harmonies. Open your ears and hold onto your heart. This is a show not to be missed.

AUS

20-22 JUNE THU 6.30pm FRI 9pm SAT 3.30pm

DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE A Res $64.90 Premium $79.90 A Res $69.90

A Res Conc $64.90

70 mins | Suitable all ages | Image: Tania Jovanovic WARNING: Haze effects

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WITH

ADELAIDE PREMIERE

PA U L C A P S I S

J E T H RO WO O DWA R D

A N D T H E F I T Z ROY YO U T H ORCHESTRA Welcome to the dark side of rock One of the most gifted interpreters of song in Australia, Paul Capsis deploys his vocal blowtorch to light up rock music’s dark side, featuring songs by Patti Smith, Tom Waits, Lana Del Rey, The Doors, Janis Joplin and Led Zeppelin. Backed by a highoctane live band led by Jethro Woodward, this is Capsis at his most raw and rock.

14 - 15 J U N E FRI 8.30pm SAT 7.30pm

THE FAMOUS SPIEGELTENT A Res $64.90 A Res $69.90

A Res Conc $64.90

70 mins | Suitable 16+ | Image: Mandy Hall

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WORLD PREMIERE

ROSCOE JAMES IRWIN LOS T IN A DREAM:

THE MUSICAL LIFE OF CHET BAKER The musical story of the James Dean of Jazz and West Coast Cool Prolific Australian trumpeter, singer and composer/arranger Roscoe James Irwin (The Cat Empire, The Bamboos), presents a hauntingly beautiful journey through the sounds and songs of one of the most revered, yet tragic figures in popular jazz history. Joined by jazz trio and string orchestra, Irwin will present his own re-workings of Baker’s classic material, with all the cinematic romance, heartbreak, and soul of 1950’s California.

15 - 16 J U N E SAT 3.30pm SUN 6pm

DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE A Res $44.90 Premium $59.90 A Res $49.90

A Res Conc $44.90

70 mins | Suitable all ages | Image: Liam Davidson

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IF YOU LOVE... MUSIC THAT MOVES YOU ADELAIDE PREMIERE

USA

THE HOT SARDINES Quality is timeless. Just ask New York-based jazz ensemble The Hot Sardines. Fuelled by the belief that classic jazz feeds the heart and soul, the musos are on a mission to make old sounds new again. Think brassy horn arrangements, rollicking piano melodies, and a chanteuse whose vocals transport you to a time when Big Apple speakeasies, Parisian cabarets and New Orleans jazz halls were all the rage. Direct from the Newport Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, sold out gigs in New York City’s Bowery Ballroom and Joe’s Pub, The Hot Sardines are hot stuff.

7-8 JUNE

A Res $59.90

FRI 7.15pm SAT 7.30pm

A Res $64.90

THE FAMOUS SPIEGELTENT

70 mins | Suitable all ages Image: Joseph Cultice

ADELAIDE PREMIERE

A L M A Z YG I E R Q U I N T E T Melbourne vocalist Alma Zygier is fascinated by the pre-war jazz era; Ella Fitzgerald, Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, and Memphis Minnie – a time when composers Gershwin, Kern, Porter, and Rodgers wove musical magic and packed houses. Armed with her extraordinary voice and a group of talented young musicians, Zygier brings her American Songbook repertoire to the 21st century. It’s like stepping back in time.

15 - 16 J U N E SAT 3.15pm SUN 7.30pm

SPACE THEATRE A Res $41.90 Premium $51.90 A Res $46.90

A Res Conc $41.90 GreenRoom $25

70 mins | Suitable all ages | Image: ARThomas Photography

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A Res Conc $59.90

“Utterly mesmerising.” Good Weekend


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i OTA SLAP AND TICKLE

iOTA as you’ve never seen him before Slap is a clown and Tickle is his gimp. Slap (iOTA) is the brains behind this variety show taking on multiple roles of the cast while Tickle (Russell Leonard) rolls with the punches and dreams of a better life. Backed by an 11-piece orchestra, Slap and Tickle is a hilarious and unexpectedly moving exploration of the variety genre, enduring talent and the ties that bind. A Kabuki Drop Production

AUS

21- 2 2 J U N E FRI 6.30pm SAT 7pm SAT 9.15pm

DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE A Res $54.90 Premium $69.90 A Res $59.90 A Res Conc $54.90 70 mins | Suitable 16+ | Image: James Guiney WARNING: Coarse language, violent themes/imagery, haze effects

“iOTA is a true powerhouse.” The Fourth Wall

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Presented by Adelaide Cabaret Festival in association with Vitalstatistix

L A R I S S A M c G O WA N

CHER

An ode to the goddess of pop Choreographed and performed by award-winning choreographer, dancer and fan, Larissa McGowan – Cher explores the persona and characters of the ultimate pop chameleon in this contemporary dance piece. A mash-up of gender, power and pop culture, Larissa uses Cher as an icon for transformation and aging as a female artist. A self-discovery of epic proportions, a headfirst dive into the artist’s path to immortality.

“McGowan is a choreographer who refuses to shy away from the uncomfortable.” Jordan Beth

19 - 2 0 J U N E WED 7pm THU 9pm

A Res $41.90

SPACE THEATRE 60 mins | Suitable all ages Image: Tom Roschi Illustration: Jonathon Oxlade

AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

Premium $51.90 A Res $46.90

A D E L A I D E E XC L U S I V E

D I C K I E B E AU

UN P LUG G E D

One-man variety show meets solo cabaret memoir

UK

Dickie Beau has taken lip sync and refined it into an art form all his own. Funny, virtuosic and eerily beautiful. Starring a range of singular and startling voices, enter the world of one of the UK’s most distinctive and exciting contemporary performance talents. Winner of Best Alternative performer in the London Cabaret Awards and Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award, Dickie also works regularly as an actor on stage and screen with recent film credits including Bohemian Rhapsody and Colette.

19 - 2 0 J U N E WED 7.30pm THU 9.15pm

DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE A Res $44.90 Premium $59.90 A Res $49.90

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“An amazing talent.” Sir Ian McKellen

70 mins | Suitable 16+ | Image: Katherine Leedale | WARNING: Coarse language

A Res Conc $41.90


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LINER NOTES LIVE

Two concerts over two unforgettable nights Liner Notes Live is a spoken word, literary cabaret in tribute to a classic album. Song by song, a stellar lineup of writers, poets, musicians, comedians and more deliver personal stories and original creative works in response to the hallowed vinyl.

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THE BLUES BROTHERS WORLD PREMIERE In an exclusive first for Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Liner Notes Live has accepted a mission from God to deliver justice to Jake and Elwood and toast the soundtrack of the cult 1980s film The Blues Brothers. A night of classic soul and deep-fried spoken word from your favourite writers, artists, poets, thinkers and musicians including Julia Zemiro, Andy Griffiths and many more. Shades on. Tank full. Let’s go.

14 J U N E FRI 6pm 75 mins | Suitable all ages

THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS ADELAIDE PREMIERE Saturday night Liner Notes Live celebrates the album with which David Bowie introduced the world to the leper Messiah from outer space – his 1972 masterpiece Sturm und Drag, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. An unforgettable night of story, performance and song, in celebration of a starman that surely even Richard Dawkins believes in. With Yana Alana, Maxine Beneba Clarke, Angie Hart and many more.

15 J U N E SAT 8pm 120 mins including interval | Suitable all ages

Host: Michael Nolan

THE BLUE ROOM A Res $64.90 Premium $74.90 A Res $69.90

Full line up announced June at adelaidecabaretfestival.com.au

A Res Conc $64.90

Co-producers: Michael Nolan, Emilie Zoey Baker & Sean M Whelan The Blues Brothers image: Davide Fiorenzo De Conti Ziggy Stardust image: Liner Notes Live

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AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

SOCALLED SINGS YIDDISH WI T H Z E P H Y R Q UA RT E T A funny, sad, beautiful and dark celebration of yiddish song Socalled, “the mad wizard of Yiddish Hip-Hop,” goes back to his roots with a groundbreaking, heartbreaking new show featuring songs from the Yiddish Theatre, Hassidic melodies, Klezmer, folksong, songs from the Holocaust and a number of new originals. Performed with Zephyr Quartet with an arrangement that gives the music the harmonic respect it so richly deserves. The revival is over, the Yiddish era is here again; come celebrate and explore the riches of this extraordinary culture.

15 - 16 J U N E SAT 6.30pm SUN 4pm

QUARTET BAR A Res $44.90

GreenRoom $25

70 mins | Suitable all ages Image: Peter Hönnemann

WORLD PREMIERE

M A X S AVAG E NOBODY KNOWS MY NAME

A tapestry of the city’s late-night underbelly Written especially for this year’s Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Adelaide homegrown rocker Max Savage joins forces with some of Adelaide’s finest musicians to paint a gritty and vibrant portrait of the city’s nightlife and culture. Drawing together influences from blues, soul and classic big band, get ready to be immersed in this melancholy likeness of the City of Churches when the sun goes down.

16 J U N E SUN 7pm

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THE FAMOUS SPIEGELTENT A Res $40.90 A Res $44.90 A Res Conc $40.90

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GreenRoom $25

70 mins | Suitable all ages | Image: Max Moore

“Powerful, beguiling, haunting and uplifting all at the same time.” Dancing About Architecture

“...his charisma on stage is unbelievable.” The AU Review


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GUNHILD CARLING

SWE

See Sweden’s Queen of Swing for her first time in Australia Multi-instrumentalist Gunhild Carling is a musical sensation! Join Gunhild and her local five-piece band as she takes us on a cavalcade of jazz standards with presence that is second to none. On the trombone, harmonica, flute, recorder, jazz bagpipe, trumpet or all of the above while tapdancing – Gunhild’s work is a sight to behold! A night of fun and pure joy.

13 - 14 J U N E THU 6.30pm FRI 6pm

THE FAMOUS SPIEGELTENT A Res $40.90 A Res $44.90 A Res Conc $40.90 70 mins | Suitable all ages | Image: Sara Silverberg

ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE

YO U R H O M E O F F E S T I VA L S E S C A P E

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ADELAIDE: UNESCO CITY OF MUSIC A Creative City, with music as its heartbeat, outward looking and internationally engaged,

25 OCT – 1 1 enriching NOV 2O18 the whole state of South Australia.

Adelaide’s UNESCO City of Music designation acknowledges the breadth, depth and vibrancy of the city’s music culture, international reach, history, and aspirations. Adelaide supports a diverse range of musicians; a developing and entrepreneurial music industry; a series of world-class music and arts festivals; and leading music education and performance institutions. With venues hosting gigs and performances every night of the week, enjoy everything from rock to cabaret to opera ballads all over the city. The first and only City of Music in Australia is yours to discover.

ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE’S

ADELAIDE

Family Program

FRENCH FESTIVAL

11–13 JAN 2019

MUSIQUE THÉÂTRE DANSE GASTRONOMIE FAMILLE 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.

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.

Adelaide Guitar Festival celebrates Adelaide’s designation as a UNESCO City of Music.

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DREAMBIG FESTIVAL 22 MAY – 1 JUNE 2019

ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 7 – 22 JUNE 2019

ADELAIDE GUITAR FESTIVAL

SPECIAL EDITION

OZASIA FESTIVAL 17 OCTOBER – 3 NOVEMBER 2019

19/10/18 12:48 pm

ADELAIDE FRENCH FESTIVAL JANUARY 2020

1 – 30 JULY 2019

STAY INFORMED Visit our website and sign-up to our festival enews to be the first in the know for announcements and offers! adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au

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7

8

6pm DOLLY DIAMOND – Parton Me 18 TBR 60 mins 6:30pm TAXITHI – An Australian Odyssey 44 ST 70mins 7pm MS LISA FISCHER with Grand Baton 22 DP 70 mins 7:15pm THE HOT SARDINES 26 TFS 70 mins 7:30pm OPENING EVENT – THE HOUSE IS LIVE 4 TT 75 mins 8pm END OF THE RAINBOW 19 RT 120 mins 9pm DRAGON LADY – The Many Lives & Deaths of Anna May Wong 41 ST 70 mins 9:30pm LIOR WITH PAUL GRABOWSKY 21 DP 70 mins 10pm TREVOR JONES – Piano Man 50 QB 120 mins 11pm THE 11 O’CLOCK NUMBER – Haus of Hans 16 TFS 75 mins

VENUES ARTSPACE DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE QUARTET BAR ROYALTY THEATRE SPACE THEATRE THEBARTON THEATRE THE BLUE ROOM THE FAMOUS SPIEGELTENT

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AS DP QB RT ST TT TBR TFS

2pm END OF THE RAINBOW 19 RT 120 mins 2pm MS LISA FISCHER with Grand Baton 22 DP 70 mins 3pm THE SWELL MOB 12 AS 75 mins 3pm STEVEN OLIVER – Bigger and Blacker 44 TFS 70 mins 5pm DOLLY DIAMOND – Parton Me 18 TBR 60 mins 5pm DRAGON LADY – The Many Lives & Deaths of Anna May Wong 41 ST 70 mins 6pm MS LISA FISCHER with Grand Baton 22 DP 70 mins 6:15pm THE SWELL MOB 12 AS 75 mins 7:30pm UTE LEMPER – Rendezvous with Marlene 6 TT 130 mins 7:30pm THE HOT SARDINES 26 TFS 70 mins 8pm END OF THE RAINBOW 19 RT 120 mins 8:15pm TAXITHI – An Australian Odyssey 44 ST 70mins 8:45pm THE SWELL MOB 12 AS 75 mins 10pm TREVOR JONES – Piano Man 50 QB 120 mins 11pm THE 11 O’CLOCK NUMBER – Haus of Hans 16 TFS 75 mins

SUN

9

2pm ABC RN’S THE STAGE SHOW with Michael Cathcart 50 TFS 60 mins 3pm THE SWELL MOB 12 AS 75 mins 5pm SUBURBAN GOTHIC 39 TBR 70 mins 6:15pm THE SWELL MOB 12 AS 75 mins 6:30pm MY LIFE IN THE NUDE 45 ST 70 mins 7pm STEVEN OLIVER – Bigger and Blacker 44 TFS 70 mins 7:30pm MEGAN MULLALLY and her band Nancy And Beth 14 DP 70 mins 8pm DOLLY DIAMOND – Parton Me 18 TBR 60 mins 8:45pm THE SWELL MOB 12 AS 75 mins 9pm TREVOR JONES – Piano Man 50 QB 180 mins 9:15pm UNSUNG – Amelia Ryan and Libby O’Donovan 42 ST 70 mins 11pm THE 11 O’CLOCK NUMBER – Haus of Hans 16 TFS 75 mins

OPENING WEEK MON

10

2pm PHILIP QUAST – UNCUT 23 DP 70 mins 2pm LGBTI+ Elders Dance Club 46 TFS 90 mins 3pm UNSUNG – Amelia Ryan and Libby O’Donovan 42 ST 70 mins 3pm TALK SERIES – Uncovering Other People’s Stories 51 QB 60 mins 3:30pm SUBURBAN GOTHIC 39 TBR 70 mins 4.30pm TREVOR JONES – Piano Man 50 QB 90 mins 5pm MEGAN MULLALLY and her band Nancy And Beth 14 DP 70 mins 6pm SUBURBAN GOTHIC 39 TBR 70 mins 6pm MY LIFE IN THE NUDE 45 ST 70 mins 6:15pm THE SWELL MOB 12 AS 75 mins 7pm TREVOR JONES – Piano Man 50 QB 60 mins 8:45pm THE SWELL MOB 12 AS 75 mins

TUE

11 6:30pm END OF THE RAINBOW 19 RT 120 mins

WED

12

11am END OF THE RAINBOW 19 RT 120 mins 6:30pm END OF THE RAINBOW 19 RT 120 mins


A D E L A I D E C A B A R E T F E S T I VA L 2 019 THU

FRI

13 6pm ONE HANDER – Tom Campbell 39 QB 70 mins 6:15pm KAYE TUCKERMAN – Broadway Bound (But Not Gagged) 43 TBR 70 mins 6:15pm THE SWELL MOB 12 AS 75 mins 6:30pm GUNHILD CARLING 31 TFS 70 mins 7pm THE LETTER STRING QUARTET with Tina Del Twist – The Silly Season 18 ST 70 mins 7:30pm DAMI IM – My Life in Songs 20 DP 70 mins 7:45pm TREVOR JONES – Piano Man 50 QB 135 mins 8pm END OF THE RAINBOW 19 RT 120 mins 8:45pm THE SWELL MOB 12 AS 75 mins 10pm THE 11 O’CLOCK NUMBER – Bronya’s Variety Hour 16 TFS 75 mins

L AT E NIGHT DJs

14 6pm GUNHILD CARLING 31 TFS 70 mins 6pm LINER NOTES LIVE – The Blues Brothers 29 TBR 75 mins 6:15pm THE SWELL MOB 12 AS 75 mins 6:30pm BOBBY FOX – The Irish Boy 40 DP 70 mins 6:30pm ONE HANDER – Tom Campbell 39 QB 70 mins 7pm LAST DANCE – The Forgotten Masters 45 ST 70 mins 8pm END OF THE RAINBOW 19 RT 120 mins 8.15pm TREVOR JONES – Piano Man 50 QB 225 mins 8:30pm PAUL CAPSIS with Jethro Woodward and the Fitzroy Youth Orchestra 25 TFS 70 mins 8:45pm THE SWELL MOB 12 AS 75 mins 9pm KAYE TUCKERMAN – Broadway Bound (But Not Gagged) 43 TBR 70 mins 9pm DAMI IM – My Life in Songs 20 DP 70 mins 9:15pm THE LETTER STRING QUARTET with Tina Del Twist – The Silly Season 18 ST 70 mins 11pm THE 11 O’CLOCK NUMBER – Bronya’s Variety Hour 16 TFS 75 mins

following THE 11 O’CLOCK NUMBER in THE FAMOUS SPIEGELTENT until late!

SAT

15 3pm THE SWELL MOB 12 AS 75 mins 3pm TALK SERIES – The Life of the Working Artist 51 QB 60 mins 3:15pm ALMA ZYGIER QUINTET 26 ST 70 mins 3:30pm ROSCOE JAMES IRWIN – Lost in a Dream 25 DP 70 mins 3:30pm FAT MUSICALS: A Body of Work 38 TBR 70 mins 4pm PUB CHOIR 46 TFS 90 mins 6:15pm THE SWELL MOB 12 AS 75 mins 6:30pm LAST DANCE – The Forgotten Masters 45 ST 70 mins 6:30pm SOCALLED SINGS YIDDISH with Zephyr Quartet 30 QB 70 mins 7pm BOBBY FOX – The Irish Boy 40 DP 70 mins 7:30pm PAUL CAPSIS with Jethro Woodward and the Fitzroy Youth Orchestra 25 TFS 70 mins 8pm END OF THE RAINBOW 19 RT 120 mins 8pm LINER NOTES LIVE – The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust 29 TBR 120 mins 8.15pm TREVOR JONES – Piano Man 50 QB 225 mins 8:45pm THE SWELL MOB 12 AS 75 mins 9:15pm BOBBY FOX – The Irish Boy 40 DP 70 mins 11pm THE 11 O’CLOCK NUMBER – Bronya’s Variety Hour 16 TFS 75 mins

SECOND WEEK

SUN

16

10am PETER GOERS: Smart Arts 50 TBR 120 mins 3pm END OF THE RAINBOW 19 RT 120 mins 3pm THE SWELL MOB 12 AS 75 mins 3:30pm PUB CHOIR 46 TFS 90 mins 4pm SOCALLED SINGS YIDDISH with Zephyr Quartet 30 QB 70 mins 5:45pm TREVOR JONES – Piano Man 50 QB 75 mins 6pm ROSCOE JAMES IRWIN – Lost in a Dream 25 DP 70 mins 6pm FAT MUSICALS: A Body of Work 38 TBR 70 mins 6:15pm THE SWELL MOB 12 AS 75 mins 7pm MAX SAVAGE – Nobody Knows My Name 30 TFS 70 mins 7:30pm ALMA ZYGIER QUINTET 26 ST 70 mins 8pm TREVOR JONES – Piano Man 50 QB 60 mins 8:45pm THE SWELL MOB 12 AS 75 mins

TUE

18 6:30pm END OF THE RAINBOW 19 RT 120 mins

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19

20

6pm GREENROOM SPEAKEASY 50 QB 60 mins 6:15pm THE SWELL MOB 12 AS 75 mins 6:30pm END OF THE RAINBOW 19 RT 120 mins 6:30pm SPONTANEOUS BROADWAY 35 TBR 70 mins 7pm LARISSA MCGOWAN – Cher 28 ST 60 mins 7:30pm DICKIE BEAU – Unplugged 28 DP 70 mins

6pm RUTHIE HENSHALL – Live & Intimate 15 TFS 70 mins

6pm AN EVENING WITH ZÖE COOMBS MARR 36 ST 70 mins

6:15pm THE SWELL MOB 12 AS 75 mins

6:15pm THE SWELL MOB 12 AS 75 mins 6:30pm VIKA & LINDA – Between Two Shores 24 DP 70 mins 6:30pm PRESENTATION NIGHT featuring Bob Murphy and Tex Perkins 36 TFS 90 mins

8pm DAVID CAMPBELL is Back in the Swing of Things 7 TT 120 mins 8:45pm THE SWELL MOB 12 AS 75 mins 9pm LARISSA MCGOWAN – Cher 28 ST 60 mins 9pm SPONTANEOUS BROADWAY 35 TBR 70 mins 9:15pm DICKIE BEAU – Unplugged 28 DP 70 mins

VENUES

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AS DP QB RT ST TT TBR TFS

21

6pm A RATIONAL FEAR – Music to Your Fears 37 TBR 70 mins

8pm END OF THE RAINBOW 19 RT 120 mins

8:45pm THE SWELL MOB 12 AS 75 mins

ARTSPACE DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE QUARTET BAR ROYALTY THEATRE SPACE THEATRE THEBARTON THEATRE THE BLUE ROOM THE FAMOUS SPIEGELTENT

FRI

9:30pm TREVOR JONES – Piano Man 50 QB 150 mins 10pm THE 11 O’CLOCK NUMBER – Hot Gin Punch 16 TFS 75 mins

FINAL WEEK SAT

22 11am RANDOM MUSICAL 35 TFS 55 mins 1pm CLASS OF CABARET 2019 43 TBR 70 mins

6:30pm iOTA – Slap and Tickle 27 DP 70 mins

3pm TALK SERIES – Cabaret & Politics 51 QB 60 mins

7pm SPONTANEOUS BROADWAY 35 TBR 70 mins

3:30pm VIKA & LINDA – Between Two Shores 24 DP 70 mins

7pm MODERN MĀORI QUARTET – Two Worlds 23 ST 70 mins

4pm CLASS OF CABARET 2019 43 TBR 70 mins

8pm END OF THE RAINBOW 19 RT 120 mins

5pm MODERN MĀORI QUARTET – Two Worlds 23 ST 70 mins

8pm ROCKWIZ SALUTES THE ROCK MUSICAL 8 TT 90 mins

5pm ELAINE CROMBIE – Janet’s Vagrant Love 37 TFS 70 mins

8:30pm ELAINE CROMBIE – Janet’s Vagrant Love 37 TFS 70 mins

6:15pm THE SWELL MOB 12 AS 75 mins

8:45pm THE SWELL MOB 12 AS 75 mins 9pm VIKA & LINDA – Between Two Shores 24 DP 70 mins 9:30pm A RATIONAL FEAR – Music to Your Fears 37 TBR 70 mins 9:30pm AN EVENING WITH ZÖE COOMBS MARR 36 ST 70 mins 10pm TREVOR JONES – Piano Man 50 QB 120 mins 11pm THE 11 O’CLOCK NUMBER – Hot Gin Punch 16 TFS 75 mins

L AT E NIGHT DJs following THE 11 O’CLOCK NUMBER in THE FAMOUS SPIEGELTENT until late!

7pm iOTA – Slap and Tickle 27 DP 70 mins 7:30pm MODERN MĀORI QUARTET – Two Worlds 23 ST 70 mins 7:30pm RUTHIE HENSHALL – Live & Intimate 15 TFS 70 mins 8pm END OF THE RAINBOW 19 RT 120 mins 8pm SPONTANEOUS BROADWAY 35 TBR 70 mins 8pm KATE MILLER-HEIDKE 10 TT 90 mins 8:45pm THE SWELL MOB 12 AS 75 mins 9pm TREVOR JONES – Piano Man 50 QB 180 mins 9:15pm iOTA – Slap and Tickle 27 DP 70 mins 11pm THE 11 O’CLOCK NUMBER – Hot Gin Punch 16 TFS 75 mins


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S P O N TA N E O U S B R O A D WAY Improv with some of your favourites Spontaneous Broadway is Australia’s favourite improv musical comedy show thrilling audiences worldwide with hilarious new Broadway shows created every night on the spot. The finest musical comic improvisors in the land, including Cal Wilson, Rik Brown, Scott Brennan and Genevieve Morris along with host Russell Fletcher and maestro John Thorn, bring your suggestions to life with dance numbers, duets and laughs galore. If you love musicals, you’ll adore Spontaneous Broadway. If you hate musicals, you’ll love it even more.

AUS

WED 6.30pm THU 9pm FRI 7pm SAT 8pm

THE BLUE ROOM

Spontaneous Broadway was originally created by Kat Koppett and performed by the New York Theatresports company.

ADELAIDE PREMIERE

19 - 2 2 J U N E A Res $36.90 Premium $46.90 A Res $41.90

A Res Conc $36.90 GreenRoom $25

70 mins | Suitable all ages

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RANDOM MUSICAL Improvised fun for the whole family From the Spontaneous Broadway team comes their acclaimed family musical improv show, Random Musical!

Created by: John Thorn Host: Scott Brennan Cast includes: Cal Wilson, Rik Brown, Amberly Cull Piano: John Thorn

This team of world-class improvisers use random words supplied by the audience to make a brand new musical on the spot before your eyes. Bring your friends and help the show come to life with sound effects and suggestions, creating a unique show all of your own!

22 JUNE SAT 11am

AUS

THE FAMOUS SPIEGELTENT Admit One $24.90 Family of 4 $88 55 mins | Suitable 4+

“This is improvisation at its best." Herald Sun

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P R E S E N TAT I O N N I G H T FEATURING

BOB MURPHY & TEX PERKINS

A live conversation about music, football and life What happens when a colourful football identity and a legendary musician chew the fat live on stage? The footballer is a music fan, the musician a football fan, and under the spotlight’s warm glow they discuss a mutual love for two great obsessions. Join Bob Murphy (Former Western Bulldogs captain, author, broadcaster) and Tex Perkins (Beasts of Bourbon and Cruel Sea front man, songwriter, author, St Kilda supporter) as they discuss life and love, classic albums, and how to win the flag. Philosophical, funny and surprising.

20 JUNE THU 6.30pm

THE FAMOUS SPIEGELTENT A Res $74.90 A Res $79.90

A Res Conc $74.90

90 mins | Suitable 16+ | Image: Black Inc Books

AUS

AN EVENING WITH

ZOË COOMBS MARR Genius provocateur let loose on cabaret Creator of Trigger Warning and Bossy Bottom, Zoë is a stand-up who pivots effortlessly between comedy festival lineups and some of the world’s premiere stages as a theatremaker. She has worked locally and internationally with her performance company Post, and her theatrical collaboration with Ursula Martinez and Adrienne Truscott, Wild Bore was the most talked-about show of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Don’t miss your chance to see what happens when this remarkable comedian is let loose on cabaret.

2 0 - 21 J U N E THU 6pm FRI 9.30pm

SPACE THEATRE A Res $41.90 Premium $51.90 A Res $46.90

A Res Conc $41.90 GreenRoom $25

70 mins | Suitable 16+ | Image: Christa Holka

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WARNING: Haze effects, coarse language, adult themes

“Surprise is the foundation on which comedy is built – and Coombs Marr is a master of it.” The Guardian


IF YOU LOVE... TO LAUGH WORLD PREMIERE AUS

EL AINE CROMBIE JANET’S VAGRANT LOVE Heartbreakingly beautiful Star of celebrated televisions hits Black Comedy, 8MMM and Kiki & Kitty, Elaine Crombie is no stranger to the raucous side of Australian comedy. A proud Pitjantjatjar, Yunkunjtajarra, Warrimal, South Sea & German descended woman, Elaine is a powerhouse performer with an incredible voice and a story to tell. With a career spanning more than 20 years across theatre, film and television, Elaine brings her new show to Adelaide Cabaret Festival to share a world full of music, laughs, loss and love complete with a wild original score.

21 - 2 2 J U N E FRI 8.30pm SAT 5pm

THE FAMOUS SPIEGELTENT A Res $44.90 A Res $49.90 A Res Conc $44.90

GreenRoom $25

70 mins | Suitable 16+ | WARNING: Adult themes

AUS

By Dan Ilic Lewis Hobba Wyatt Nixon-Lloyd Bridie Connell

A R AT I O N A L F E A R MUSIC TO YOUR FEARS

Satirical savagery and belly laughs Australia’s best comedians savage the news in this fastpaced, satirical panel show that is so biting it’s like Q&A on crack. Hosted by fearmongers Dan Ilic (Hungry Beast) and Lewis Hobba (Triple J) and featuring music from ARIA winning comedy duo Bridie Connell and Wyatt Nixon-Lloyd (Tonightly with Tom Ballard) with DJ Dylabolical (The Chaser), the cast will be joined by special guest panelists. Forget the fearmongering from mainstream media, A Rational Fear tells you what you should really be scared of.

“More volatile than Bitcoin."

Alan Kohler

2 0 - 21 J U N E THU 6pm FRI 9.30pm

THE BLUE ROOM A Res $44.90 Premium $54.90 A Res $49.90

A Res Conc $44.90

70 mins | Suitable 16+ | Image: Mandy Hall WARNING: Coarse language, adult themes and haze effects

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IF YOU LOVE... TO LAUGH ADELAIDE PREMIERE

FAT M U S I C A L S : A BODY OF WORK MAEVE MARSDEN AND LIBBY WOOD

Bigger is better Join Maeve Marsden and Libby Wood for a satirical look at musical theatre and its greatest (thinnest) leading ladies. With their trademark wit, stunning harmonies and feminist chutzpah, Marsden and Wood deliver an irreverent, tongue in cheek exploration of body image. Littered with songs from musicals that feature two leading ladies, Fat Musicals takes on Chicago, Calamity Jane, Sideshow, Wicked and many more. Bigger than Broadway and wider than the West End, Fat Musicals is the latest from the women who brought you festival sensation Mother’s Ruin: A Cabaret about Gin and award-winning comedy troupe Lady Sings it Better.

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Director: Anthea Williams Musical Director: Benjamin Kiehne Dance Captain: Shondelle Pratt

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15 – 16 J U N E SAT 3.30pm SUN 6pm

THE BLUE ROOM A Res $36.90 Premium $46.90 A Res $41.90

A Res Conc $36.90 GreenRoom $25

70 mins | Suitable 12+ | Image: Patrick Boland WARNING: Coarse language, adult themes


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ONE HANDER

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TOM C AMPBELL

Tom Campbell is a one-handed, gay actor desperate to be in a big Broadway musical. In this stand-up comedy, he shares his take on the world (as the world shares their take on him). See the Sydney Theatre Award-winning actor from Downton Abbey, Party Tricks, All Saints and The Saviour in this original comedy. May include abuse, sarcasm, sweeping judgments but plenty of show tunes!

13 - 14 J U N E THU 6pm FRI 6.30pm

QUARTET BAR A Res $34.90 GreenRoom $25 70 mins | Suitable 18+ Image: Kate Cornish WARNING: Coarse language

A D E L A I D E E XC L U S I V E

SUBURBAN GOTHIC Hideously hilarious tales from suburban Australia Is Australia going to Hell in a hand basket? Neo-Nazi rallies. Clive Palmer singing Twisted Sister. And Kyle Sandilands still using a microphone. These are very unsettling times... For those who’ve come “across the sea”, do we still have “boundless plains to share?” From the multi Green Room Award-winning creators of The Beautiful Losers comes the antidote for the War Against Terror generation. Strap in for this pitch-black, bone-shudderingly hilarious creepshow, with all original songs and thrilling tales of suburban horror.

9 - 10 J U N E AUS

SUN 5pm MON 3.30 pm & 6pm

THE BLUE ROOM A Res $36.90 Premium $46.90 A Res $41.90

A Res Conc $36.90

“Witty, rude, politically incorrect. A wonderful mix of satire and black comedy.” Theatre People

70 mins | Suitable 18+ | Image: James Penlidis WARNING: Coarse language, violent themes/imagery, haze effects

Directed by Steven Gates (Tripod)

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BOBBY FOX T H E I R I S H BOY

IRE

Be wooed by the master of Irish dance, song and charm

14 - 15 J U N E

Before wowing local audiences with his voice and dance moves, Bobby Fox was a four-time world champion Irish dancer and traditional musician. Touring the world with global toe-tapping phenomenon Riverdance, Fox kicked his heels up in many a musical including the role of Frankie Valli in smash hit Jersey Boys.

FRI 6.30pm SAT 7pm SAT 9.15pm

In The Irish Boy, he combines traditional and modern Irish music with dance and storytelling to create a charming, humorous, heart-warming show featuring classics ‘Danny Boy’, ‘The Fields of Athenry’, ‘Whiskey in the Jar’, ‘Beautiful Day’ and ‘Ride On’.

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DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE A Res $64.90 Premium $79.90 A Res $69.90 A Res Conc $64.90 70 mins | Suitable all ages | Image: Daniel Linnet WARNING: Haze effects

An Enda Markey Production


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D R AG O N L A DY T H E M A N Y L I V E S & D E AT H S O F

A N N A M AY WO N G A thought-provoking look at a Hollywood legend Anna May Wong: From immigrant’s daughter to Hollywood’s first Chinese movie star to international style icon. Fiona Choi (The Family Law, The Let Down) captivates in this intimate performance as she travels through Anna May’s past and tackles her demons. With its scandalous reminiscences and sparkling musical numbers, Dragon Lady provokes questions about the struggles of cultural identity and the heavy price of ambition.

7-8 JUNE

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FRI 9pm SAT 5pm

SPACE THEATRE A Res $41.90 Premium $51.90 A Res $46.90

A Res Conc $41.90

70 mins | Suitable 16+ Image: Matt Kimpton @ Verve Portraits

Writer: Helen Yotis-Patterson Director: Michael Futcher Musical Director: Andrew Patterson Original songs by: Simon Hall and Andrew Patterson

ANNA MAY WONG EXHIBITION See page 51 for details

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UNSUNG A M E L I A R YA N AND L I B BY O ’ D O N OVA N

Pulling forgotten women out of the sidelines and into Australian music history In celebration of a defiant act that changed a nation, Amelia Ryan and Libby O’Donovan join forces to tell the story of our female singers of the 1960s. An uplifting, raucous and nostalgic musical soundtrack inspired by a summer’s day in 1965 when two women walked into the Regatta Hotel, calmly chained themselves to the public bar, and asked for a beer. The act inspired future generations of Australian female pop and rock icons. Come hear their songs.

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9 - 10 J U N E SUN 9.15pm MON 3pm

SPACE THEATRE A Res $46.90 Premium $56.90 A Res $49.90

A Res Conc $46.90 GreenRoom $25

70 mins | Suitable all ages | Image: Claudio Raschella

Written by: Amelia Ryan, Libby O’Donavan and Angela Williams Musical Director: Mark Ferguson

A FRANK FORD COMMISSION

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K AY E T U C K E R M A N B R O A D WAY B O U N D ( B U T N OT GAG G E D )

A cautionary tale of the pursuit of the Broadway dream. Kaye showcases her unique musical interpretations and enthralling storytelling abilities in this memorable show, tracing her journey from Sydney’s Northern Beaches to NYC. Filled with anecdotes, facts (or are they alternate facts?), and an eclectic mix of Broadway classics, pop and rock tunes, Kaye reveals the highs and lows of chasing her name in lights.

13 - 14 J U N E THU 6.15pm FRI 9pm

THE BLUE ROOM

“Like a bolt of lightning.” Broadway Australia

A Res $36.90 Premium $46.90 A Res $41.90

A Res Conc $36.90

70 mins | Suitable 16+ | Image: Shervin Lainez

Writer: Kaye Tuckerman Music Director: John Thorn

WARNING: Coarse language, violent themes/imagery

WORLD PREMIERE

C L A S S O F C A B A R E T 2019

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The cabaret stars of tomorrow shine bright Every year audiences are taken on a unique ride of storytelling and song as 20 senior students from across South Australia make their Adelaide Cabaret Festival debut. Bear witness to tomorrow’s stars as they share their stories and musical talents, in some truly magical moments. Students have been mentored by award winning cabaret artists Amelia Ryan and Michael Griffiths, and received vocal coaching from Gospo Collective’s Charmaine Jones. Their hard work culminates in this very special event!

Director: Sasha Zahra Accompanist: Alex Wignall

22 JUNE SAT 1pm SAT 4pm

THE BLUE ROOM

A Res $36.90 Premium $46.90 A Res $41.90 A Res Conc $36.90 High School Student $20.95 70 mins | Suitable all ages | Image: Claudio Raschella

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STEVEN OLIVER

B I G G E R A N D B L AC K E R A night of black royalty Comedy and television sensation Steven Oliver is black royalty (yes, he’s a big black queen, and still single if you must know). From ABC’s hit series Black Comedy, Oliver is well known for being ‘faboriginal’. But what might come as a surprise is his thoughtful, original songs. Join Oliver on his own journey of self-discovery with candid stories about family, modern love and choosing to be a recluse after a taste of fame. With musical direction by Helpmann Award winner Michael Griffiths.

8-9 JUNE SAT 3pm SUN 7pm

Writer: Steven Oliver Musical Direction: Michael Griffiths

THE FAMOUS SPIEGELTENT

“...I refuse to imagine an Australian comedy scene without him.” The Guardian

A Res $44.90 A Res $49.90 A Res Conc $44.90

MICHAEL GRIFFITHS

70 mins | Suitable 16+ | Image: Brianna Elton

2017

WARNING: Coarse language and adult themes

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ADELAIDE E XC L U S I V E

TA X I T H I

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AN AUSTRALIAN ODYSSEY Poignant stories of migration The untold stories of women who migrated from Greece to Australia in the 50s and 60s. Filled with the poignant memories and passionate music of their homeland, these true stories resonate with the strength of the women who made new lives, creating an indelible impression on a faraway country. Writer and singer Helen Yotis Patterson is joined by Maria Mercedes (Sunset Boulevard, Love Never Dies and Master Class) and Artemis Ioannides (ABC’s A Beautiful Lie) in this spell binding and moving story, which is unique and universal.

7-8 JUNE FRI 6.30pm SAT 8.15pm

SPACE THEATRE A Res $46.90 Premium $56.90 A Res $49.90

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A Res Conc $46.90

70 mins | Suitable all ages | Image: Sarah Walker WARNING: Haze effects

Writer: Helen Yotis Patterson Director: Petra Kalive Musical: Andrew Patterson, Jacob Papadopoulos Lighting Design: John Ford Sound Design: Darius Kendros


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L A S T DA N C E ,

THE FORGOTTEN MASTERS Humour, history, tragedy and dance Brisbane boy Aaron Cash has worked with some of the world’s biggest names: Cher, Twyla Tharp and Mikhail Baryshnikov. He’s an original tap dog and the creator and choreographer of the celebrated Ballet Revolucion. Aaron’s joy of dance is infectious, his precision is extraordinary and his passion is electric, returning with a fabulous new solo dance show bringing to life the stories of three forgotten masters of the form.

14 - 15 J U N E

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FRI 7pm SAT 6.30pm

SPACE THEATRE

“There are triple threats in the musical theatre genre and then there is Aaron Cash!” LA Dance Chronicle

A Res $41.90

Written, Produced and Choreographed: Aaron Cash

Premium $51.90 A Res Conc $41.90 A Res $46.90

Musical Director: Lee McIver

70 mins | Suitable 18+ | Image: Johnny Banez

Additional Choreography: Roberto Amaral

WARNING: Coarse language, nudity, strobe lighting, simulated smoking

MY LIFE IN THE NUDE

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Moving, transformative, infamous In 2013, Maude Davey retired her nude acts with a celebration of her body of work, which included the notorious ‘My C**t’ monologue that was made into an acclaimed short film, and the infamous ‘Secret Strawberry’ routine that made her a lesbian icon in the nineties. However, just like John Farnham, she keeps coming back to do it for the last time – again. Moving between autobiographical monologue and highly produced performance pieces, My Life in the Nude is much more than the sum of its parts, it’s a truly transformative night in the theatre.

9 - 10 J U N E SUN 6.30pm MON 6pm

SPACE THEATRE A Res $41.90 Premium $51.90 A Res $46.90

A Res Conc $41.90

70 mins | Suitable 18+ | Image: Paul Dunn WARNING: Coarse language, nudity, haze effects and adult themes

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LG B T I + E L D E R S DA N C E C LU B

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BY ALL THE QUEENS MEN Celebrating diversity with a cup of tea and an afternoon disco Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, gender diverse and intersex elders and their allies are invited to an afternoon social to enjoy food and drinks, learn new dance moves and interact with other LGBTI+ elders and allies. Created by Melbourne based artists All The Queens Men, LGBTI+ Elders Dance Club champions the recreational and social rights of LGBTI+ elders, creating a safe and inclusive space for the community. In Adelaide for the first time – all welcome.

10 J U N E MON 2pm

THE FAMOUS SPIEGELTENT 90 mins | Suitable 18+ Image: Bryony Jackson

FREE EVENT BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL – LIMITED CAPACITY To register, please call BASS Group Bookings 8205 2220 (Mon – Fri, 9am - 5pm)

PUB CHOIR

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Grab a drink, relax and sing Everybody can sing and Pub Choir is on a mission to prove it. Join hundreds of strangers at The Famous Spiegeltent, learn a song in 3 part harmony in 90 minutes, perform it twice, and if the publishing gods are smiling: have it immortalised in video forever. No audition, no solos, no commitments, no sheet music, no worries. Music belongs to everybody, so grab a drink, relax, and sing. It’s rowdy, wholesome, and so much damn fun.

15 - 16 J U N E SAT 4pm SUN 3.30pm

THE FAMOUS SPIEGELTENT

Conductor: Astrid Jorgensen Accompanying Guitarist: Waveney Yasso

A Res $35 90 mins | Suitable 18+ | Image: Jacob Morrison WARNING: Coarse language

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HER MAJESTY’S THEATRE

R E N E WA L P R O J E C T The most exciting theatre redevelopment in Australia is happening on Grote Street. We are raising $5 million to support this project and, with your help, we will achieve this ambitious goal. Become an Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation donor and be a part of this important project. We acknowledge the support of the Government of South Australia, our corporate partners and Foundation donors.

VISIT hermajestystheatre.org.au TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT

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C ABARET LOUNGE The QBE Cabaret Lounge is your festival hub A nod to the plush gin bars and cabaret clubs of years gone by, the QBE Cabaret Lounge invites you to immerse yourself in cabaret, indulge in a quick bite or a long chat, and get up close & personal with the festival. Nestled in the QBE Galleries of Adelaide Festival Centre just steps away from key venues, it’s the perfect spot to grab a pre or post-show drink, meet friends and plan your next move. Meet your gracious hosts Master Addison and Madam George (the Tranmere Twins) and enjoy free performances every weekend or settle into a quiet corner with a bottle of Pol Roger champagne and a grazing plate.

QBE GALLERIES 2 & 3 FESTIVAL THEATRE FOYER

7-22 JUNE Weekdays – 5.30pm till late Weekends and Public Holiday Monday – 2pm till late Closed – Tue 11, Wed 12, Mon 17, Tue 18 June

The QBE Cabaret Lounge is yours to explore. We invite you to swing by.

FREE PERFORMANCES

WEEK

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‘ U P TOW N ’ B ROW N ! ‘Uptown’ Brown! is a singing gentleman-adventurer performing a program of primitive 1920’s-1930’s jazz and blues on a self-invented contraption. A man who enjoys the finer things in life, ‘Uptown’ Brown! is an act in the finest tradition of old school vaudeville. Bespoke serenades to order.

S AT 8 – M O N 10 J U N E

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FREE PERFORMANCES WEEK

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S AY C H E E S E by Born in a Taxi Lights, Camera, Action, Freeze, ‘Say Cheese’. Step into the past and play a famous role. Let Le Director and her downtrodden assistant Diedre assign you an iconic role and capture the moment with a photograph. From opera to musicals and famous films. Will you be Dorothy or Toto the dog? Laugh your way to the next show with memento in hand.

F R I 14 – S U N 16 J U N E

WEEK

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THE TEENSY TOP by Nicci Wilks

Roll up, roll up to The Teensy Top, the shortest, sharpest and smallest show in town. Five acts in five minutes. Be amazed, be in awe, be the only one in the audience! Come and discover the secrets of The Teensy Top, the most intimate of venues.

T H U 2 0 – SAT 2 2 J U N E

For performance times see adelaidecabaretfestival.com.au

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FREE EVENTS LIVE PETER GOERS: SMART ARTS LIVE LOCAL RADIO BROADCAST

TREVOR JONES, PIANO MAN Quartet Bar, Festival Theatre Foyer Trevor Jones returns to Adelaide Cabaret Festival once again, belting out your favourite numbers from standards to rock and roll. Now featuring SHOW TUNE SUNDAY! See calendar for performance times

The Blue Room, Festival Theatre Foyer Ease into your Sunday with this special extended edition of ABC Radio Adelaide’s new arts-based program Peter Goers: Smart Arts – live from Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Co-hosted by the festival’s Artistic Director Julia Zemiro, don’t miss Peter’s unique ‘audio vaudeville’ with a range of interviews and live performance from Adelaide Cabaret Festival artists. Free tea and coffee. Refreshments available for purchase. SUN 16, 10am – 12 noon

ABC RN’S T H E S TA G E S H O W

WITH M I C H A E L C AT H C A R T LIVE RADIO BROADCAST The Famous Spiegeltent In this intimate and engaging live recording, cultural custodian Michael Cathcart hosts a fascinating showcase of Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2019. Presenting guest interviews and live performances from cabaret artists, including Adelaide Cabaret Festival Artistic Director Julia Zemiro. Doors open to the public at 1.45pm.

GREENROOM SPEAKEASY

SUN 9, 2pm – 3pm

Quartet Bar, Festival Theatre Foyer WED 19, 6pm

LISTEN IN!

Join some of our most talented GreenRoom members as they present exciting new work. Mentored by cabaret artists Amelia Ryan and Michael Griffiths, these emerging cabaret performers will sing songs and share stories in this one night only show. adelaidecabaretfestival.com.au /events/greenroom-speakeasy

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ABC RADIO ADELAIDE 891AM, the ABC listen app, DAB+ digital radio or live stream abc.net.au/Adelaide Talkback: 1300 222 891 SMS: 0467 922 891 – Standard SMS costs apply Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @abcadelaide ABC RADIO NATIONAL 729AM, the ABC listen app, digital radio or live stream abc.net.au/radionational Listen to the broadcast on Tuesday 11 June at 10am Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @radionational


FREE EVENTS TA L K

SEE

U N COV E R I N G OT H E R PEOPLE’S S TORIES

A N N A M AY WO N G THE EXHIBITION

Quartet Bar MON 10, 3pm Telling other people’s stories is one of the most popular tropes of cabaret but where do the facts end and where does the fiction begin? How do you present a character and not a caricature? And what happens when they come face to face with each other? Join Festival favourites in unravelling where the ideas begin for other people’s stories.

THE LIFE OF THE WO R K I N G A RT I S T Quartet Bar SAT 15, 3pm The definition of the working artist may include: hustles; writes; performs; rehearses; hustles even after winning an award; does all admin and social media; hustles; works 14 hour days, no break; holds down other jobs; supports family; supports oneself; hustles. It’s exhausting. ‘But you love what you do? Why should you get paid all the time?’ Bust some myths over a glass or two about the life of a working artist.

CABARET & POLITICS

Space Theatre Foyer 7 – 23 June Anna May Wong (1905–1961) was the first Hong Kong ChineseAmerican movie star. She rose to international recognition but it was not without controversy, often only being given support roles. This exhibition looks at her life and career through a series of photographs.

FRANK’S LIGHT THE EXHIBITION Space Theatre Foyer 7 – 23 June Celebrate the Godfather of Cabaret with this intimate exhibition of personal memorabilia. On display will be newspaper clippings relating to the many different aspects of Frank’s life, show programs, a stunning portrait, and Frank’s signature velvet jacket.

F E AT H E R S , F I S H N E T S A N D FRINGES: COSTUMES FROM CABARET (THE MUSICAL), 2003

Quartet Bar SAT 22, 3pm

Festival Theatre Foyer 7 – 23 June

Historically, it could be argued, cabaret was a rallying call: a place where songs, poems, stories and skits could serve as a satirical weapon for criticism and protest. Does it still? In what new ways is it keeping up the fight? Or is it just a place to sing, get drunk and forget? And why not?! Join festival artists on a journey on which we may discover cabaret needs a revolution.

Willkommen, bienvenue, WELCOME! The original costumes for Cabaret (the musical) were so risqué that audiences were shocked. Gender bending characters and tawdry chorus in the grubby glamour of the Kit Kat Klub showed plenty of skin in shabby lingerie, suspenders, torn fishnets, corsets, feather boas and bowler hats. This lewd visual style and costuming is now synonymous with any production of Cabaret. Admire the wicked costumes from Cabaret starring Rachael Beck as Sally Bowles and Todd McKenny as Emcee which premiered at Festival Theatre in 2003. Costumes designed by William Ivey Long based on the original production by Sam Mendes. Cabaret was produced by, and costumes were donated by, IMG and Barry & Fran Weissler.

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WINE & DINE QBE CABARET LOUNGE QBE Galleries 2 & 3 Soak up the atmosphere of Adelaide Cabaret Festival at the QBE Cabaret Lounge. Indulge in a glass of champagne or select from our carefully curated wine and beer list, paired with a local SA grazing platter. Perfect for a pre or postshow drink, to gather with friends, or to watch the magic of the festival unfold with free programming throughout the festival.

PLATTERS Theatre Foyer Bars Our local cheese, Little Acres pâté or grazing platters are perfect for groups large and small. Celebrating South Australian produce, pick one up at any of our Festival Theatre bars.

KITCHEN AND BAR Festival Theatre Foyer Add some dinner to your theatre experience. The Star Kitchen and Bar, located along Adelaide Festival Centre’s Walk of Fame, takes full advantage of the beautiful views of Elder Park and the River Torrens. Take in the scene as you enjoy our special Adelaide Cabaret Festival dinner menu. Open 8.30am – 5pm daily and till late for all Adelaide Cabaret Festival evening shows.

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Festival Theatre Foyer Be transported to the piano bars of prohibition, with luscious libations and tasty tunes. Wind down with a wine, banter over a beer or fuel up on a bountiful array of bar bites. Whatever your wish, Quartet Bar delivers, with a smile and a wink. See page 50 for free performance program

See page 48 & 49 for free performance program

THE STAR

QUARTET BAR

GRANT BURGE WINE BAR Space Theatre Foyer A Cabaret Festival classic, the Grant Burge Wine Bar is the perfect place to meet before and after shows to enjoy some of the Barossa’s best.

SEAN’S KITCHEN Adelaide Casino, Station Lane Celebrity Chef Sean Connolly brings international flavour to Adelaide with Sean’s Kitchen, a unique and exciting New York style brasserie showcasing the best South Australian produce. Reservations (08) 8218 4244.

Please note: Adelaide Festival Centre food and beverage outlets are cash free


A PERFECT PAIR

Theatre Foyer Bars Planning a night on the town with your partner in crime? Don’t forget to add a little indulgence.

Offer available online only. Cheese platters and wine available to purchase separately at the festival but not at this price, so don’t miss out on this steal of a deal. Book now.

Enjoy wine and cheese for two for $39.50

A DEL A I DE C A BAR E T F ES TIVA L PREM I U M EX PER I E N C E Want to make your experience extra special? Need to impress your clients or entertain valued guests? We can help. Whether it’s hosting a pre-show dinner, private function or joining our cocktail hour, we have a range of packages available to meet your needs. To find out more about any of our premium experiences, contact our Corporate Partnerships Executive: alexa.woldan @adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au or phone (08) 8216 8544

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WA L K O F FA M E

2019

ADELAIDE’S OWN WALK OF FAME HONOURS MANY DIVERSE ARTISTS WHO HAVE GRACED THE STAGES OF ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE. Overlooking the River Torrens, the Walk of Fame promenade connects King William Road and the Riverbank Footbridge, linking Festival Theatre and Dunstan Playhouse and providing access to all venues. The star-studded walk features more than 130 performers and extends annually with the public and critics panel voting for their favourite stars at the end of each year. Special stars joining the Walk of Fame this year include Leonard Bernstein and Frank Ford AM.

Look for the logo to discover Walk of Fa me stars included in the 2019 Adelaide Caba ret Festival program.

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VENUE ACCESS

BOOKING I N F O R M AT I O N

L OYA LT Y PROGRAMS

ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE VENUE ACCESS

HOW TO BOOK

SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE

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

PARKING

Adelaide Festival Centre’s car park is closed and alternative parking is available around the precinct. Access discounted parking at Wilson Adelaide Central (at 225 North Terrace). Full details: adelaidefestivalcentre .com.au/parking

THEBARTON THEATRE VENUE ACCESS The Thebarton Theatre is located at 112 Henley Beach Road. Accessible via public transport and 4km from Adelaide Festival Centre, street parking is available around the theatre. thethebartontheatre.com.au

ACCESS SERVICES

Adelaide Festival Centre is committed to ensuring our programs are accessible and your time with us is enjoyable. At Adelaide Festival Centre venues, accessible facilitates include wheelchair loan service, assistive hearing systems, accessible toilets, accessible seat allocations, and access friendly drop off/pickup locations. When booking tickets for shows at Adelaide Festival Centre, please inform the BASS operator if you have specific access requirements. For all other access enquiries please contact Patron Services on (08) 8216 8600 or access@adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au

THEBARTON THEATRE ACCESS BOOKINGS If you have access requirements and you would like to make a booking for a Thebarton show, please contact the Thebarton Theatre on (08) 8443 5255 or admin@thethebartontheatre.com

ONLINE

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IN PERSON

Shows at Adelaide Festival Centre: Festival Theatre Box Office* and all BASS outlets Shows at Thebarton Theatre: All Ticketmaster outlets

BY PHONE

Shows at Adelaide Festival Centre: BASS 131 246 Monday to Saturday 9am to 6pm (CST) Shows at Thebarton Theatre: Ticketmaster 136 100 *Festival Theatre Box Office is cash free

BASS 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 are 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 fee of $8.95 applies to all transactions. For further information regarding fees, visit our website: adelaidefestivalcentre. com.au/tickets-info/ generalticketinginformation

To become a Subscriber, purchase A Reserve tickets to at least four shows in one transaction from Adelaide Festival Centre’s Season 2019 (including Adelaide Cabaret Festival). You’ll receive fantastic savings on tickets throughout the year as well as other Subscriber benefits. Tickets subject to availability and prices subject to change. Subscription price valid for Adult A Reserve or equivalent only. For some productions, tickets are valid for select performances only. Refer to the relevant production’s webpage at adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au

BECOME A FRIEND

Can’t decide on four shows right now? We would still like to recognise your loyalty! Once you’ve purchased Season 2019 tickets to the value of $800, you will automatically become an Adelaide Festival Centre Friend. For more information about Adelaide Festival Centre’s loyalty programs, please visit the website.

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MANAGEMENT ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE TRUSTEES Michael Abbott AO QC (Chair) Jim Hazel (Deputy Chair) Mary Hamilton Phil Hoffmann AM Tony Smith Kate Thiele Sandy Verschoor Lord Mayor of Adelaide

ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE FOUNDATION Legh Davis (Chair) Kate Abraham Cathy Chong Angela Condous AM Cain Cooke Kathryn House Penny Johnson Sue Pearce Tony Smith John Sulan QC John Taplin Joe Verco AM Lauren Zwaans Joan Hardy OAM (Patron)

ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE MANAGEMENT Douglas Gautier AM CEO & Artistic Director

Carlo D’Ortenzio

Chief Operating & Financial Officer

Liz Hawkins

Director of Programming, Development & Venue Sales

Kristen Eckhardt

Director of Marketing, Sales & Audience Engagement

Ruth Sibley

Head of Public Affairs

Greg Adams

Head of Digital

Rebecca Pearce

Associate Director of Programming

Dani Ricciardi

Associate Director of Marketing

Yolanda Sulser

Associate Director of Brand & Customer Experience

Ebony Bott

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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.

Executive Producer, Cabaret & Commercial

Chris Searle

Technical Manager

Natalie Adam

Manager, Ticketing

Robyn Brown ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL ADVOCATES Amanda Blair Catherine Blanche Renato Capoccia Jane Doyle Matt Gilbertson Paul Kitching Amanda Pepe

ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE IS THE HEART OF THE ARTS IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA.

Manager, Philanthropy

Ashlesha Chandran

Adelaide Festival Centre celebrates Adelaide’s designation as a UNESCO City of Music.

Manager, Food & Beverage

Christine Dunthorne Manager, Finance & Business Support

Claire George

Manager, Human Resources

Carolyn Laffin

Manager, WHS & Risk

It takes a village to make a festival. Please visit the website for a full list of acknowledgements. adelaidecabaretfestival.com.au/team


F E S T I VA L PA R T N E R S GOVERNMENT PARTNER Arts South Australia Department for Education

PRINCIPAL PARTNER

FESTIVAL PARTNERS

ACCOMMODATION PARTNER

AIRLINE PARTNER

VEHICLE PARTNER

WINE PARTNER

MEDIA PARTNERS

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Adelaide Cabaret Festival @AdelaideCabaret #adcabfest

ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE King William Road Adelaide SA 5000 Phone +61 8 8216 8600 contact@adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au adelaidecabaretfestival.com.au


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Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2019 brochure  

Follow your instincts and discover our 2019 program - www.adelaidecabaretfestival.com.au

Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2019 brochure  

Follow your instincts and discover our 2019 program - www.adelaidecabaretfestival.com.au

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