The Adelaide Cabaret Festival kicks off next month between 10–25 June, so we’ve trawled and studied the program to start penciling in what we want to go see or do during the Festival. There’s the obvious one, headling Dita Von Teese plus some alternative performances you may not have heard of before and, just as importantly, where you can grab a drink or bite to eat before or after the show.
Miss Behave’s Gameshow
Most likely the only show during the Festival where you’re encouraged to leave your phones on, but you’re asked in return to turn your judgements off. The audience will be split into rival teams, ‘iPhone vs. Others’ and we’ve been warned that you’ll be willing to do anything to earn points. If the taster video doesn’t get you online booking tickets stat, we don’t know what will!
Dita Von Teese
The headline act for the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Dita Von Teese is bringing her new show Burlesque: Strip, Strip, Hooray! to the Festival Theatre. With the first show selling out instantly, a second show has been added on Thursday, 23 June but we’ve been warned to get in quick as this show is guaranteed to be a sell out.
Looking for your burlesque fix after missing out on Dita tickets? Finucane & Smith who brought us Glory Box & Burlesque Hour are back with their new erotic and airborne show The Birds. Expect to plunge into a chaotic, yet beautiful, feathered world.
Songs For The Fallen
Meet Paris’s original party girl inside her Parisian boudoir while she orders her last bottle of Champagne before her tragic death – and we’re invited to her final party. Her motto ‘Good girls don’t make history’, is a good insight into the wild show we’d be in for with Sheridan Harbridge.
Can’t make a decision on what to go see? Hosted by a different act each weekend of the Festival, The Backstage Club is a late night show with surprise performances from Festival artists. It’s bound to be a celebration of all things cabaret, and you can’t go wrong with tickets only $25 presale for $30 on the door.
Start of your night at the cabaret with a bite to eat at The Wintergarden, a pop-up style eatery with six options to choose from, including JAMFACE by POH, Madame Spice, Adelia’s Winter Warmers, Wintergarden Bar, Bean Revolution Coffee Roasters Boutique Coffee Cart and The Creperie Cart. Enjoy your meal with some entertainment, with local musicians and bands will be out in the wintergarden on selected evenings during the Festival.
Pol Roger Lounge
Looking for a pre- or post-show drink? The Festival Theatre will be welcoming pop up bar venues during the Festival, including the Pol Roger Lounge. Just next to the Piano Bar, you’re in with a chance to rub shoulders with the artists and performers while inside the stylish lounge-style venue.
Images via www.adelaidecabaretfestival.com.au