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5 – 29 march 2015, pW1 hobart As part of the 2015 Tasmanian International Arts Festival, the Spiegeltent returns to Hobart. The legendary travelling salon, with its luxe velvet and mirror interior, is back to delight audiences of all ages with a dazzling array of circus, cabaret, comedy, music and family entertainment from international, national and Tasmanian stars.



One and All are invited to step inside the Spiegeltent and join the FREE Opening Night Extravaganza!

The Spiegeltent is situated within the elegant surrounds of The Outdoor Lounge. Entry is free to this al fresco food and beverage quarter on Hobart’s sparkling waterfront, where everyone is welcome to enjoy themselves late into the evening.

Commencing with a Welcome to Country at 5pm, an evening of enchanting entertainment will unfold before you featuring Cocoloco (UK), Silent Disco, Iain Lang’s Punch and Judy, The Dead Maggies, a sampling of highlights from Circa’s Beyond, an exclusive guest spot by Camille O’Sullivan (Ireland) …and more to be revealed!

FAMILY PROGRAM The young and young at heart alike will be delighted by the family-friendly daytime shows each weekend, featuring the crème de la crème of children’s entertainers, musicians and acrobats, see pages 18 & 19 for details.

TICKET OFFERS Book your tickets before Christmas to take advantage of our generous 25% Early Bird Discount off full priced tickets. (Note: tickets are strictly limited and conditions do apply, please see page 20 for further details). We also have Group Ticket Packages available, so gather your nearest and dearest together for a night in the Spiegeltent in your own private booth! See for details.

Free opening extravaganza! Thursday 5 march 5pm



Internationally acclaimed and award winning ensemble Circa invite you to step Beyond...into a sublimely surreal, unexpectedly moving world of rabbit heads, Rubik’s Cubes and blindfolds. Strangely beautiful and curiously tender, this is a mysterious place where dynamic comedy meets irreverent vaudeville with a score of show tunes, electronica and rock ballads. These stunningly uncanny world-class performers create a rich circus cabaret experience for all ages. Don’t miss this headline show from the company that thrilled audiences around Tasmania in 2013 with 21 Circus Acts in 20 Minutes.

Dates Fri 6 March, 7.45pm Sat 7 March, 5pm & 7.45pm Sun 8 March, 5pm & 7.45pm Mon 9 March, 5pm Wed 11 March, 7.45pm Thu 12 March, 7.45pm Fri 13 March, 7.45pm Sat 14 March, 5pm & 7.45pm Sun 15 March, 1pm Tickets Ringside $58 Full $48 Concession $43 Family of 4 $150

Duration 1 hour 10 minutes Australia

Supported By Circa acknowledges the assistance of the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland

Ridiculously charming and outrageously skilled. The Guardian

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Circus like you’ve never seen before – cheeky, clever, damn sexy.

La Soirée is back, more deliciously decadent and daring than ever! By popular demand, the award-winning, five-star theatrical phenomenon returns to the Hobart Spiegeltent to amuse and amaze you. With a cocktail of astonishing acrobats, mind-bending feats and thrilling chanteuses, spiced with a pinch of the exotic and well seasoned with humour, La Soirée is a beguiling concoction that will leave you spellbound, titillated and astounded.

Sydney Telegraph

Artists returning for your pleasure include Ursula Martinez, Jess Love, David & Fofo and Mario, Queen of the Circus. Joining them to make their Spiegeltent Hobart debuts are Asher Treleaven, Cabaret Decadanse, Captain Frodo, Bath Boy, Nate Cooper, the devilishly delightful The English Gents and more. It was the hottest ticket in Hobart for 2014, so don’t miss your chance to experience this unforgettably naughty and hilarious evening of high glamour and low inhibition entertainment.

Dates Wed 18 March, 8.30pm Thu 19 March, 8.30pm Fri 20 March, 7.30pm & 10pm Sat 21 March, 5pm & 7.30pm Sun 22 March, 5pm & 7.30pm Tue 24 March, 8.30pm Wed 25 March, 8.30pm Thu 26 March, 8.30pm Fri 27 March, 7.30pm & 10pm Sat 28 March, 5pm & 7.30pm Sun 29 March, 5pm

Duration 1 hour 50 minutes (inc interval) Patron Advice Contains nudity, adult themes and coarse language Recommended for 15+ International

Tickets Ringside $75 Full $65 Concession $55


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Internationally renowned and Australia’s most popular jazz musician, James Morrison has played with jazz greats like Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Brown, George Benson and BB King. Now, the maestro returns to the stage for an intimate Spiegeltent performance that sees him playing with two talented young musicians close to him, his sons William (guitar) and Harry (bass). A true virtuoso, James’ shows feature him playing a variety of instruments including trumpet, trombone, flugelhorn, saxophone, piano and more! Completing the all-star line-up are popular Melbourne jazz singer Hetty Kate and master drummer/percussionist David Jones. Dates Sat 21 March, 2pm

Duration 2 hours (inc interval)

Tickets Full $55 Concession $45


Man, James Morrison can play! Wynton Marsalis


Beloved singer and songwriter Archie Roach is a powerful voice for Indigenous Australians and one of this country’s greatest storytellers. His music speaks the stories of his people, of this land and of the human condition. With a career spanning over three decades, Archie has shared the stage with some of the world’s most iconic artists, including Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Billy Bragg, Rodriguez and Paul Simon. Creation sees Archie revisit his first four albums, Charcoal Lane, Jamu Dreaming, Looking for Butter Boy and Sensual Being, in an evening that will take you on a musical journey of the spirit with one of Australia’s most important artists.

His quiet humour, well-travelled soul and musical honesty have carved a special place in our collective consciousness. The Advertsier

Dates Fri 13 March, 6pm

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Tickets Full $45 Concession $38 Duration 1 hour 10 minutes



Typhoon 台风 A TYPHOON 台风 concert is an eclectic and innovative journey into new music from the Asia Pacific and beyond. Brian Ritchie and Michael Kieren Harvey from Tasmania have teamed up with musicians Xie Yu Dan and Ma Jia Jun and with master animator Zeng Yi Gang from China since 2013 to present improvisations and arrangements of classical and contemporary compositions while screening Zeng’s animations. A performance that has delighted audiences in China and Australia.

Dates Tue 17 March, 6pm Tickets Full $55 Concession $45 Image by Varuni Kulasekera

A young man with an old soul and an honest sound, harkening back to Gram Parsons and Bob Dylan.

Jordie Lane’s music seems like it comes from another place and time. The songs are nostalgic and immediately affecting, his rhythmic guitar playing is authentic and raw, and the rich resonance of his voice is simply otherworldly. It is a voice that has taken Lane around the world, performing major festivals in the US, Canada, UK and Australia, and touring with the likes of Billy Bragg, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Old Crow Medicine Show, Neko Case, Cat Power, Ruthie Foster and The Moody Blues. Lane has released two critically acclaimed albums, been nominated for Best Blues & Roots Album at the Australian Independent Music Awards and his latest EP Not Built To Last has received glowing reviews. Duration 1 hour 30 minutes

Tickets Full $35 Concession $30


Australia and China

Duration 1 hour 30 minutes


Dates Tue 10 March, 8pm

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sÓley The bespectacled multi-instrumentalist and composer from Iceland had already been around the world and back with her band, Seabear, before she discovered her own voice. Now celebrated for her intricate, spellbinding vocals, Sóley has re-emerged as a charismatic storyteller who has created her own dream-like wonderland. Sóley plays piano, guitar, organ and percussion, creating enchanting indie pop. Since the release of her debut album, We Sink, Sóley has wowed audiences with her shimmering songs. The intimate, velveteen Spiegeltent is the perfect venue to catch this talented Icelander before she becomes a main-stage regular. Dates Mon 9 March, 7pm

Duration 1 hour 15 minutes

Tickets Full $40 Concession $35



From the TSO Chorus come this bold group of twenty-four choristers who push the boundaries of choral performance. For this special Spiegeltent show they are coupling two unlikely bedfellows: chorus and electric guitar! Chorus Director June Tyzack has partnered her ensemble with Baroque specialist, soprano, Helen Thomson and guitar virtuoso Zane Banks, winner of ABC Limelight’s Best Newcomer Award 2011, for an invigorating and unexpected program. Exquisite classic choral writing will contrast with spoken choruses, bizarre incantations, vocal percussion imitations of Indian Mridangam drums and Latin texts will be performed alongside searing Eric Clapton-esque electric guitar explosions. It’s choral, it’s electric and it’s extreme! Dates Sun 22 March, 3pm Tickets Full $35 Concession $30


Duration M A R1 KO L E T O N J A’S S E A S ON 2 014 hour


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ARCTIC RHYTHMS Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky

Tom Vincent is one of Australia’s leading jazz musicians. With a passion for spontaneous modern creations, rooted in the tradition of blues and swing, he has performed to rave reviews around the world and lived in New York, Amsterdam and France. Now based in Hobart, he is still in great demand and continues to tour for special events and festivals internationally.

Experience the Polar Regions as never before through the eclectic artistry of composer, author, musician, and National Geographic 2014 Emerging Explorer Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky. Long a legend in the hip hop world as a master turntablist, Miller is a sonic artist who hears music in almost everything; from visual forms and economic theory to the great outdoors.

With Leigh Barker on double bass and Alf Jackson on drums, the Tom Vincent Trio are a tight ensemble with a formidable synergy that results in a highly polished improvisatory response to classic jazz standards. This Spiegeltent performance kicks off their 2015 Australian tour following the release of their recent Night Sessions LP.

In December 2007 and January 2008, Miller undertook an expedition to Antarctica to shoot a film and create an acoustic portrait of the rapidly changing continent. This led to his celebrated book The Book of Ice, being published in 2011 and the album Of Water and Ice in 2013. Then, in summer 2014 and sponsored by the environmental organisation Sierra Club, Miller took a trip to the Arctic Circle that inspired the second volume of music, Arctic Rhythms. With this Spiegeltent performance Miller, accompanied by a violinist and a cellist, will create an evocative multimedia trip to the Arctic landscape for the audience, juxtaposing images with live and recorded hip hop, electronic, and minimalist music to create an unforgettable experience.

Dates Sun 15 March, 5pm

Tickets Full $30 Concession $25


Dates Sun 15 March, 7pm Mon 16 March, 7pm

Duration 1 hour

Tickets Full $45 Concession $38


Duration 1 hour

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all our EXES live in texas All Our Exes Live in Texas is a fantasy draft of musical talent, combining four of this country’s most stylish singer-songwriters for an evening of alt-country heaven. On mandolin, ukulele, accordion and guitar, All Our Exes Live in Texas deliver tunes that are clearly crafted with taste, care and skill in the context of a spontaneous, playful and utterly charming live show. Drawing influence from traditional four-part harmonies, their sophisticated instrumentation and vocals evoke the sound of such greats as Dolly Parton, Joni Mitchell and Gillian Welch whilst creating a brand new type of modern folk. Fair warning: You'll need your charisma sunnies on, or you'll walk out a little bit in love.

stirring folk loveliness. Triple J

Dates Fri 27 March, 6pm

Tickets Full $35 Concession $30


Duration 1 hour


Breabach once again displayed all the artfulness, ambition and imagination that sets them so decisively apart from the pack.

Breabach are back! After their sell-out 2014 Spiegeltent show, we are thrilled to welcome this energetic five-piece back from their highland home to Hobart’s waterfront. The evocative strains of twin bagpipes have become a defining signature of Breabach – a chiming herald of Scottish folk being embraced by a new generation. Breabach, BBC Alba Folk Band of the Year 2012, are the contemporary faces of Scottish traditional music. Those who have seen their live show know the group has rightly earned their international reputation as one of the UK’s most dynamic and influential world bands. This is truly a gig not to be missed! Dates Sat 28 March, 2.30pm

Duration 1 hour 30 minutes

Tickets Full $40 Concession $35



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Boden Lurighi Tanfield A new ensemble of three friends and two lovers come together to create a jazz journey of rarely performed songs that are close to your heart. Works by Parker, Monk, Ellington, Carmichael and Strayhorn will be performed in new arrangements for piano, voice and violin showcasing the soaring vocals of Maria Lurighi, the sublime violin of Peter Tanfield and internationally acclaimed jazz pianist Matt Boden. In an exceptional billing, these three maestros will share their musical offerings in a strictly limited season of concerts for Tasmania.

Dates Sat 7 March, 3pm

Duration 1 hour 10 minutes

Tickets Full $35 Concession $30

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Whether playing the tin can, the jack-in-the-box or the toy hammer and rattle, Leng Tan fulfills her mentor John Cage’s philosophy that you can make music with just about anything. Suitable for ages 8 to 108, Clangor! is a diminutive music-theatre experience of nostalgia and humor performed exclusively on all manner of toy instruments. From toy pianos and bicycle bells to a hand-cranked music box, Margaret Leng Tan treats them as real instruments in keeping with the French artist Marcel Duchamp’s statement, “poor tools require better skills.” Since moving to New York, Leng Tan has become a major force within the American avant-garde, as well as being the first woman to earn a doctorate from Julliard. Who knew that toys have so much potential?!

the queen of the toy piano. The New York Times

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Dates Tue 10 March, 6pm

Duration 1 hour

Tickets Full $45 Concession $38

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ASTA Asta first caught Australia’s attention as the winner of Triple J’s Unearthed High 2012 and with her electro-pop inspired track My Heart is on Fire. Asta has since earned a reputation for scintillating live performances at Soundscape, Pyramid Rock Festival and Falls Festival, as well as national supports for the likes of Birds Of Tokyo and Angus Stone. Now, Asta returns home to Tasmania to take centre stage in the Spiegeltent. Asta’s music is continually evolving; her strong sounds, full of heart and soul, show a belief in herself as an artist and strengthen her connections with her fans.

Dates Thu 26 March, 7pm

Duration 1 hour

Tickets Full $25 Concession $20


Shannon extracted a gorgeous tone from her little button accordion… spreading joy with every note. Sydney Morning Herald


sharon shannon band Sharon Shannon has music at her fingertips....literally! This accordionist from Ireland who has achieved legendary status throughout the world, multi-platinum album sales and numerous international awards, is responsible for making the accordion cool. This genre-defying star is renowned for her collaborations not just in Irish traditional music, but across multiple musical styles; hip hop, cajun, country, classical and rap. Sharon has recorded and toured with a ‘who's who’ of both the Irish and global music industry, including Bono, Sinead O’Connor, The Chieftains, The Waterboys, Willie Nelson, Nigel Kennedy, Alison Krauss, Steve Earle and Shane MacGowan – a list that is testament to Sharon's versatility, as well as her astounding talent.

Dates Fri 6 March, 6pm

Duration 1 hour

Tickets Full $40 Concession $35

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her ability to inhabit each very different song keeps her audience on the edge of their seats, and in the palm of her hand.



Camille O'Sullivan enjoys a formidable international reputation for her intensely dramatic interpretations of the songs of Cave, Arcade Fire, Radiohead, Waits, Bowie and more. The multi-award-winning singer has stunned audiences around the world with her five-star sell-out performances, including at the Sydney Opera House and London’s Royal Festival Hall.

The Herald

Now this seductive chanteuse brings her new show, Changeling, to the Spiegeltent for her Tasmanian premiere. Dark, sexy, fierce, amusing and mesmerising, Camille transforms each song she performs into an intense emotional and theatrical experience, inextricably drawing her audience into a world illuminated by the dark and the light. Backed by her talented band, expect fire, ice, darkness, joy and pure passion.

Dates Sat 7 March, 9.30pm Sun 8 March, 9.30pm


Tickets Full $55 Concession $45 Duration 1 hour 30 minutes

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COlin lane colin lane PRESENTS

Colin Lane, the 'Lano' half from Australia's favourite comedy duo Lano & Woodley, is feeling like it’s time to do some high brand showing off again – some unashamed attention seeking. With a microphone. And some lights. And a stage of some sort. You get the idea. Colin's going to talk. He's going to sing. He's going to play piano. He's going to sing and play piano at the same time. Good luck everyone.

So funny, I cried. The Age

RONNy CHIENG You Don't Know What You're Talking About

Winner of the Best Newcomer award at the 2012 Melbourne International Comedy Festival and overnight sensation of television comedy hits such as Legally Brown and It’s a Date, Ronny Chieng has quickly established himself as a ‘must see’ artist on the comedy festival circuit. Ronny has performed at Montreal’s exclusive invitation-only Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in 2012 and 2013, sold out London’s West End and in 2014 collected the Directors’ Choice Award at Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Best Show at the Sydney Comedy festival. Now, off the back of his sold out national tour of Chieng Reaction, this 2014 Cleo Bachelor of the Year nominee brings his latest show You Don’t Know What You’re Talking About to the Spiegeltent for a night of guaranteed outstanding stand up.

He’s sharp, he’s funny, he’s quick-witted. Herald Sun

Dates Wed 11 March, 6pm Thu 12 March, 6pm

Tickets Full $35 Concession $30


Duration 1 hour


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Dates Fri 20 March, 6pm

Duration 1 hour

Tickets Full $40 Concession $35



as reliably funny as Bruce Springsteen reliably rocks. Herald Sun

Jason Byrne is so good it hurts. Metro (UK) Image by James Penlidis


From giving birth to empty nester, Denise Scott is ready to lay it all bare. Denise’s most ambitious show yet brings together all of her stories on motherhood – as both a mother and as a daughter. Hilarious, intimate and rivetingly honest, this will be a night with one of Australia’s funniest storytellers, laying it all bare on the most universal of themes. Mother Bare is a laugh-aminute, intimate night in the theatre for anyone who’s ever had a mother! Denise Scott, well-known from her appearances on Spicks and Specks and Winners and Losers, is a household name and one of Australia’s favourite comedians. Her many accolades including winning the Barry Award for Most Outstanding Show, Melbourne Comedy Festival 2014, winner of the Directors’ Choice Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2011 and winner of the Helpmann Award for Best Comedy Performance 2011.

Dates Sun 15 March, 8.30pm Patron Advice Recommended for 16+

Tickets Full $40 Concession $35 Duration 1 hour 30 minutes



JASON BYRNE IN YOU NAME THE SHOW Jason Byrne, the “outright king of live comedy”, Comedy Gala and Great Debate favourite, and one of Australia’s best loved comedians is back in Australia and he wants you to name his show! Jason Byrne’s inspired, original brand of high-energy lunacy ensures that there is no other comedian like him, and his sell out shows have attracted numerous accolades and extensive television and radio credits, including three series of BBC Radio 2’s The Jason Byrne Show, for which he won the Sony Radio Gold Award for Best Comedy in 2011. With a growing international profile, Jason has performed in New York, Boston, Hong Kong, Singapore, Brussels, Milan, Paris and Australia. Now, hot on the heels of his hugely successful UK tour, do not miss your chance to see Jason in this rare Tasmanian appearance. Tickets will sell fast! Dates Mon 23 March, 7pm Tues 24 March, 7pm Wed 25 March, 7pm Tickets Full $40 Concession $35

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Patron Advice Adult themes, sexual references and coarse language Recommended for 16+


Duration 1 hour


CABARET COM EDY Image by Ian Clare and Sophie Absalom


How did she end up with a gun in her hand and her man lying dead? Wacky misfit SiSi, the most popular character of Tasmania's Queen of Cabaret, takes us on a lively musical journey; reflecting on a life filled with mishap and strange relationships; men, mother, father, teachers, bosses are all hilariously ‘analysed’ through song and monologues in a quest to understand just how she reached this point. In this musical tour de force Claire Dawson, West End regular and star of the hit show Blitz!, plays instruments and sings up a storm of old and new songs, even appearing as her own backing group. SiSi is not your average girl and this is not your average cabaret spectacular!

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The Axis of Awesome are The World’s Most Awesomest Comedy Band! With over 90 million hits on YouTube, four studio albums and an army of fans worldwide, they regularly tour their sold-out live shows around the world. Their video of The Four Chords Song is one of the highest rated comedy videos of all time on YouTube. Viva La Vida Loca Las Vegas is an hour of musical comedy – a solid mixture of classic Axis hits and brand new soon-to-be hits that has sold out shows at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Sydney Comedy Festival. The Axis of Awesome leave men laughing and women gasping (and laughing) and before you know it you’ll be laughing and/or gasping, depending on your gender.

the new benchmark in musical comedy. Herald Sun

Dates Tue 17 March, 8.30pm Tickets Full $30 Concession $25


Duration 1 hour 10 minutes


Dates Thu 12 March, 9.30pm Fri 13 March, 9.30pm

Tickets Full $38 Concession $34

Patron Advice Language warning, recommended for 15+

Duration 1 hour

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It’s an up close and personal evening of decadent indulgence which will treat all of your senses through opera, musical theatre, jazz and maybe even some rap. Voted by Time Out London as one of its Top 10 Cabaret Stars, Le Gateau Chocolat, is a one-man musical phenomenon, complete with larger-than-life vocal talent all wrapped up in dazzling sequinned lycra. The Spiegeltent will become a living jukebox and it’s up to the audience to decide how the delicious musical playlist will unfold.

Dates Wed 18 March, 7pm Thu 19 March, 7pm

Tickets Full $40 Concession $35

A cabaret masterpiece… a fabulously crude, sequin embellished evening of indulgence.


Le Gateau Chocolat, who seduced Tasmanian audiences in 2014 with his diva performances in the sell-out smash La Soirée, returns with his new show – the glittery masterpiece I ♥ Chocolat.


LE GATEAU chocolat

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Duration 1 hour

YANA ALANA Between the cracks

Join Yana Alana, feather ruffler, rabble rouser and cabaret provocateur, for a bent night of blues, burlesque and blame in the Spiegeltent. In Between the Cracks the tyrannical Yana Alana, accompanied by her long-suffering accompanist Louise Goh, bares all – quite literally – through song, eccentric dance, poetry and tantrums, whilst wearing little more than a slick of blue paint. A mistress of emotional manipulation and the art of entrapment, Yana Alana invites you to view the world from the heart and mind of a narcissistic, fragile and courageous diva who is not afraid to let it all hang out! Winner of the 2014 Helpmann Award for Best Cabaret, Between the Cracks is cabaret at its very best – incisive, hilarious, confronting and, most of all, musically divine.

If you see one show in your entire life, see Yana Alana Between The Cracks. Catherine Deveny

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Dates Mon 23 March, 8.30pm

Duration 1 hour

Tickets Full $40 Concession $35

Patron Advice Contains Nudity Recommended for 18+

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el son entero Dust off those dancing shoes and dress for ‘la fiesta’, because El Son Entero are about to transport you from the Spiegeltent to the Tropicana Club! This is an evening dedicated to the most irresistible and authentic of afro-cuban dance rhythms including cha-cha, son, danzón, danzonete, mambo, rumba, salsa and bolero. El Son Entero are the recognised masters of the traditional Cuban music style son. Son also translates to ‘rhythm’ – which is (literally) this band’s middle name. So why not do as the Cubans do? Join the party and dance like no one is watching! Dates Sat 28 March, 10pm

Duration 1 hour 30 minutes

Tickets Full $45 Concession $38


dexter Few are able to provide a resume as impressive and pioneering as Dexter’s. From winning the Australian DMC World DJ Championships a staggering four times in a row, to joining forces with The Avalanches on Since I Left You, Dexter has consistently challenged the perception of the DJ and the ever-shifting possibilities of production and turntablism over his 20+ year career. Dexter seamlessly bends genres at will; dropping classics with the obscure whilst effortlessly reshaping rhythm and vibe. For the last couple of years Dexter has been mostly in the studio working on his long-awaited debut mix album. Now, Ladies and Gentleman, Dexter is back.

Turntable skills are gradually becoming a lost art, and Dexter‘s magic fingers should be heritage listed as an Australian treasure. Vulture Magazine

Dates Fri 6 March, 10pm

Tickets Full $25 Concession $20 Duration 1 hour 30 minutes


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L-Fresh The Lion L-FRESH The LION is renowned for his powerful presence, inspiring live shows and for having some of the most intelligent lyrics in Australian hip hop. With a sound that is both uplifting and universally accessible, his music is inspired by the conscious, soulful hip hop movement in the U.S. in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Combined with love and respect for his cultural and ancestral roots of the Sikhs from Panjab, India, L-FRESH The LION is an individual like no other in the music scene. His debut album One received stellar reviews and since 2009 he has toured mainland Australia with international and local hip hop legends. Now, we’re proud to be hosting his Tasmanian première performance, in the Spiegeltent.

He is Hip hop. KRS One

Dates Sat 14 March, 9.30pm

Tickets Full $35 Concession $30


Duration 1 hour 30 minutes

THE sin & tonics “Goodtime Rockabilly” is what The Sin & Tonics are all about! Since 2009, this Tasmanian trio have earned their high RPM reputation throughout Australia from manic live shows that instil the high intensity of a rock show, whilst blending a diversity of styles from eras past. Combining country punk rock, along with heavy rockabilly swing and surf guitar sensibilities, the Sin & Tonics create an infectious sound that inspires the little devil in us all to come out and play.

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Dates Sat 21 March, 10pm

Duration 1 hour 30 minutes

Tickets Full $22 Concession $18




Eabulous Eamily Shows

Full $25 Concession $20 Family of 4 $75

JUSTINE CLARKE SINGS! Justine Clarke is a best-selling children’s singer, accomplished jazz chanteuse, internationally acclaimed film star, seasoned stage actor and a much-loved, reassuring presence on daytime TV institution, Play School. Justine Clarke Sings! encourages young audiences to engage their imagination through words, song and movement. The show features familiar songs that kids know and love from all of Justine’s albums, including the 2013 Aria Award winning A Little Day Out.

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Tom Flanagan AND Strut & Fret A hilariously funny mix of chaos, comedy and acrobatics for all ages! Tom Flanagan, the larger-than-life, energetic star of Tom Tom Crew and Circus Oz, presents ‘elegant buffoonery at its finest’ in a beautifully poignant silent movie-esque debacle. Come and see this brilliant family show, full of slapstick, acrobatics and total silliness and be swept up in the mayhem that is Tom Flanagan, as one man’s life is flipped upside-down by the lonely, dust-covered world that surrounds him. This clumsy ‘Mr. Fixit’ takes one step forwards and two steps back in a highly skilled, hilariously funny and surprisingly moving bit of madness.

This is physical comedy at its best. Entertainment Hive

Dates Sun 29 March, 11am & 1pm

Duration 1 hour Australia

Patron Advice Recommended for ages 7+


Don’t miss Australia’s foremost female children’s entertainer in what will be a truly memorable Spiegeltent concert. Dates Sat 21 March, 12pm Sun 22 March, 11am & 1pm

Duration 45 minutes Australia

Patron Advice Suitable for all ages

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Watch in wonder and listen in amazement as Linsey Pollak uses electronic wizardry neatly combined with DIY ingenuity, to play an array of surprising instruments such as the saxillo, the rubber glove bagpipe and Mr Curly – a contra-bass clarinet made from plastic garden hose. Using these instruments as well as voice, balloons, melodica, jawharps and a carrot clarinet he cunningly creates layers of delightful music. Linsey is guaranteed to have audiences bopping in their seats. Dates Sat 28 March, 10.30am & 12.30pm

Duration 45 minutes Australia

Patron Advice Suitable for all ages

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Pollak’s creativity shines… combining comedy and music making. Hong Kong Standard



After touring the globe for over two decades, world-renowned performers The Chipolatas finally land in the Hobart Spiegeltent with their universally acclaimed show Gentlemen of the Road. Transcending trends, capturing hearts and crossing boundaries, these three actors/musicians/clowns work seamlessly together in a celebratory performance where circus meets theatre and live music. Gentlemen of the Road is a story without words – moments of inspired stillness, physicality and dynamism, rhythmic squeezebox, breakbeats and ballads, wit and charm - performed with impeccable timing. For this dynamic family of entertainers the journey has no destination, the journey is a celebration! Welcome one and all. Sit down and enjoy the show.

Brilliantly Diverse, Mischievous and Expertly Coherent. Image by Peter Mathew


Terrapin Puppet Theatre

The Scotsman (UK)

Dates Sat 14 March, 1pm & 3pm Sun 15 March, 11am

Tasmania’s revered contemporary puppet theatre company, Terrapin, joins the Spiegeltent family program with their much-loved production Boats.

Patron Advice Suitable for all ages

United Kingdom

Duration 1 hour

Written by Finegan Kruckemeyer, Boats is classic storytelling with skilful physical performance. The audience experiences the world transformed around them using everyday objects found in a boat’s galley. Each scene is a unique and highly inventive use of space and puppetry; a boat is made from a piece of bread; an island is made from a hat; a circus is made from a jacket and a storm is made in a teacup. Winner of the 2012 Helpmann Award: Best Presentation for Children, Boats is a moving story with a twist at the end which will leave a lump in your throat and a smile on your face.

This is an entrancing hour in the theatre for five and ups and a pleasure for adults, too. Sydney Morning Herald Terrapin Puppet Theatre is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts.

Dates Sun 8 March, 3pm Mon 9 March, 1pm & 3pm

Patron Advice Recommended for ages 5+


Duration 50 minutes

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Book your tickets ONLINE The quickest and easiest way to book your Spiegeltent tickets is online at Simply choose the event you’d like to attend, click the BOOK NOW button and complete the transaction via the secure payment screen. Online booking is time efficient, easy and secure. Tickets will be posted to the address you provide at time of booking or held for collection.

IN PERSON OR BY PHONE You can book your Spiegeltent tickets from 10am Thursday 11 December 2014 at one of seven outlets across the state. Please refer to the outlet for opening days and times over the Christmas and New Year period. SPIEGELTENT Princes Wharf 1 Forecourt, Hobart From 5 March to 29 March 2015 Open 1 hour before first performance to late

Ten Days is proud to continue to participate in the Companion Card scheme in 2015. If you hold a Companion Card, tickets must be purchased in person and the Companion Card sighted. The Companion Card entitles eligible people with lifelong disability who require attendant care, to a free ticket for their companion carer.

Concession Tickets Available to full time students, pensioners and children under 12. Proof of eligibility is required when purchasing or collecting concession tickets.

Family tickets Selected events have family tickets available for purchase. A Family ticket includes 4 people, at least 2 of whom must be children.

Early Bird A 25% Early Bird discount is only available on full-priced tickets to Spiegeltent events and is subject to availability. Offer starts at 10am 11 December 2014 and ends 11.59pm 24 December 2014. The number of Early Bird tickets available for each eligible event vary and are strictly limited. Allocation may sell out before the offer expires. Discount does not apply to booking fees, concession, or family tickets.

TEN DAYS (03) 6210 5777 71 Murray Street, Hobart Mon to Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-1pm

Group Packages Group Packages are available for Spiegeltent events. Please refer to for more information.

THEATRE ROYAL (03) 6233 2299

Fees and Charges All prices listed in this brochure are inclusive of all booking fees. Tickets for Spiegeltent are GST exempt. A booking fee of $5 is included in each ticket. Booking fees are inclusive of any GST payable.

CENTERTAINMENT (03) 6234 5998



Please check your booking carefully at the time of purchase. Ten Days has a no refund or exchange policy on completed bookings.


Program Details


The Spiegeltent program of events displayed here is correct at the time of printing. Unfortunately, sometimes programs are required to change and, rarely, events must be cancelled. In the unlikely event this occurs, every effort will be made to inform patrons but please check the website for the latest version of the program and to confirm events on the day of the performance you wish to attend.

Please Note In consideration of performers and other patrons, the use of mobile phones, paging devices, cameras or recording equipment is not permitted. Latecomers may only be admitted at the discretion of the management at a convenient break in the program. Some performances will have lockouts. Please check start times carefully.

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ACCESSIBILITY It is possible for patrons with mobility difficulties or wheelchair users to attend the Spiegeltent performances. However, this access may require assistance from Front of House staff and may constitute the need to use an alternate entrance to the venue or navigate small obstacles (such as a low step) or an uneven surface. For further information on venue accessibility, please contact the Ten Days Box Office on (03) 6210 5777.

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Event Schedule DATE THU 5 March FRI 6 March

SAT 7 March

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Event FREE OPENING Sharon Shannon Band Beyond Circa Dexter Boden Lurighi Tanfield Beyond Circa Camille O'Sullivan CHANGELING Boats Terrapin Puppet Theatre Beyond Circa Camille O'Sullivan Changeling Boats Terrapin Puppet Theatre Beyond Circa SÓley Margaret Leng Tan Clangor! Jordie Lane Ronny Chieng You Don't Know What You're Talking About Beyond CircA Ronny Chieng You Don't Know What You're Talking About Beyond Circa The Axis of Awesome VIVA LA VIDA LOCA LAS VEGAS Archie Roach Creation Beyond Circa The Axis of Awesome VIVA LA VIDA LOCA LAS VEGAS THE CHIPOLATAS Gentlemen of the Road Beyond Circa L-Fresh The Lion THE CHIPOLATAS Gentlemen of the Road Beyond Circa Tom Vincent Trio Arctic Rhythms Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky Denise Scott Mother Bare Arctic Rhythms Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky Typhoon 台风 Claire Dawson A Woman on the Egde Le Gateau Chocolat I ♥ CHOCOLAT La SoirÉe Le Gateau Chocolat I ♥ CHOCOLAT La SoirÉe Colin Lane Presents La SoirÉe Justine Clarke SINGS! James Morrison Inheritance La SoirÉe THE Sin & Tonics Justine Clarke SINGS! Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Chorus Electric & Extreme La SoirÉe Jason Byrne in you name the show Yana Alana Between the Cracks Jason Byrne in you name the show La SoirÉe Jason Byrne in you name the show La SoirÉe ASTA La SoirÉe All our Exes Live in Texas La SoirÉe Live & Loopy Linsey Pollak Breabach La SoirÉe El Son Entero Kaput Tom Flanagan AND Strut & Fret La SoirÉe

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Time(s) FROM 5pm 6pm 7.45pm 10pm 3pm 5pm & 7.45pm 9.30pm 3pm 5pm & 7.45pm 9.30pm 1pm & 3pm 5pm 7pm 6pm 8pm 6pm 7.45pm 6PM 7.45pm 9.30pm 6pm 7.45pm 9.30pm 1pm & 3pm 5pm & 7.45pm 9.30pm 11am 1pm 5pm 7pm 8.30pm 7pm 6pm 8.30pm 7pm 8.30pm 7pm 8.30pm 6pm 7.30pm & 10pm 12pm 2pm 5pm & 7.30pm 10PM 11am &1pm 3pm 5pm & 7.30pm 7pm 8.30pm 7pm 8.30PM 7PM 8.30PM 7PM 8.30PM 6PM 7.30pm & 10pm 10.30am & 12.30pm 2.30pm 5pm & 7.30pm 10pm 11am &1pm 5pm

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