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Perth’s new cabaret festival launches with an exciting program

Perth’s new cabaret festival launches with an exciting program

Cabaret star Michael Griffiths has eagerly been awaiting the launch of the Perth international Cabaret Festival, as the event’s inaugural Artistic Director he’s brought together some of Australia’s most acclaimed and respected performers for a season of outstanding entertainment. One of the downsides of the COVID-19 situation might be that many international entertainers can’t currently […]

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On This Gay Day: The film ‘Cabaret’ was released in 1972

The musical film Cabaret opened in New York on this day in 1972 The musical Cabaret opened on this day in 1972 , it became an iconic moment in the careers of stars Liza Minelli, Joel Grey and Michael York. Set in Belin in 1931 during the Weimar Republic, the musical was written by duo John Kander […]

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You’re invited to step into Bernie Dieter’s debauched den of iniquity

You’re invited to step into Bernie Dieter’s debauched den of iniquity

If you have ever been to Fringe World, it is likely you have come across Bernie Dieter and her swarm of kabarett beauties. Self-professed punks, freaks and weirdos who play with sound, movement, gender and song. Gender-defying aerial marvel Jarred Dewey, local drag sensation Scarlet Adams, Cirque du Soleil alum Reuben Dot Dot Dot, hula-hooping wunderkind […]

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‘Cabaret de Paris’ transports you back to yesteryear

‘Cabaret de Paris’ transports you back to yesteryear

Cabaret de Paris | Crown Perth | 15th October 2020 | ★ ★ ★  The Crown Theatre has come back to life with a cabaret extravaganza that faithfully recreates classic Parisian entertainment of decades gone by.  After the COVID-19 outbreak saw most theatres and entertainment venues come to a grinding halt, nightlife is slowly beginning to […]

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Perth International Cabaret Festival to debut in 2021

Perth International Cabaret Festival to debut in 2021

Perth International Cabaret Festival (PICF) is coming to wow audiences for the very first time in 2021. The exciting new addition to WA’s arts calendar announced the news today. “Cabaret honours the great tradition of storytelling, and more particularly, storytelling set to music,” the festival’s brief reads. “As an artform it is admired and performed […]

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Review: Under the Milky Way – The Great Australian Songbook

Review: Under the Milky Way – The Great Australian Songbook

Under the Milky Way | Downstairs at The Maj | Until 20 July | ★ ★ ★ ★ There’s a great joy is seeing Jones enthusiastically belt out a well known song on a piano, something we can sing-a-long to, clap our hands and stomp our feet. With this brand new show, Trevor Jones delivers exactly what […]

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All the Mothers: John O’Hara celebrates the matriarchs of queerness

All the Mothers: John O’Hara celebrates the matriarchs of queerness

Cabaret performer John O’Hara returns to Downstairs at The Maj for the world premiere of his new show Val: A Glittery Ode to Queer Men and Their Mums. While the show’s named after John’s own mother Val, it’s not so much about his Mum, but all of our Mums. “My Mum’s name is Val, but […]

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Review | From Amsterdam to Mars – Diva, entertainer, storyteller

Review | From Amsterdam to Mars – Diva, entertainer, storyteller

From Amsterdam to Mars | His Majesty’s Theatre | til June 30 | ★ ★ ★ ½  Diva, entertainer, storyteller, singer. Sven Ratzke is both beautiful and energetic in his old style cabaret show. If you want to step off the planet for a night, forget about the rest of the world and enjoy some light […]

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Review | Tash York is Adulting through life

Review | Tash York is Adulting through life

Adulting | De Parel Speigeltent | til Feb 2nd | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½   Adulting is storytelling through song, comedy and a hint of impromptu audience participation. Tash York has a beautiful singing voice and intriguing comical adult stories to tell throughout Adulting; a comedy cabaret. Deeply personal experiences are revealed, recounted and […]

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Robert Hofmann’s new Fringe show asks “What the Fandango?!”

Fringe favourite Robert Hofmann has a brand new show for Fringe World 2018 and this time he’s taking his assortment of madcap characters to South America. Following on from the success of Desperately Young at Heart and It Aint Vot You Do It’s Ze Vay Zat You Do It, Hofmann’s latest show bring back some of the much […]

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