Rumours from a True Story

Rumours – a mixture of truth and gossip, passed along the grapevine and also the name of one of the best selling rock albums of all times. Fleetwood Mac have been innovators in music for more than 5 decades. Despite perpetual conflict and troubled personal lives, the band continued to inspire generations.

A snapshot into the internal turmoil and legacy which created this legendary super group. ‘Sex, Drugs & Fleetwood Mac’ is an edgy, rock cabaret that focuses on the Buckingham / Nicks era of Fleetwood Mac.

With live music performed by Sweetwood – one of Australia’s premiere Fleetwood Mac tribute acts, this is a show you won’t want to miss!

You’ve heard the rumours. You’ve heard the lies. Now join us as we delve into the mystery of Fleetwood Mac!

As part of Melbourne Cabaret Festival.

I Really Don’t Care

Melania airs some fake laundry.

Starring Kate Yaxley, I Really Don’t Care allows us to spend an evening with the Melania you never knew – unleashed, for the first time, from the bonds of White House protocol (if such a thing still exists in the era of Trump).

Aside from the occasional inflammatory jacket or a word or two on cyber-bullying, she remains an enigma. Is she an almost-innocent bystander, suddenly trapped within the maelstrom of US politics or, alternatively, a self-serving tactician with looks that open doors?

Outrageous, hilarious yet, ultimately, strangely moving, I Really Don’t Care lets you wear ‘that jacket’ for an hour.

Written by Ron Elisha
Musical director/pianist Mark Jones
Directed by Suzanne Heywood

As part of Melbourne Cabaret Festival.

Amy Winehouse: Resurrected

Amy Winehouse has been resurrected, revived and reimagined in this brand new, hilarious and uplifting show starring world-renowned actor and singer, Alexis Fishman, direct from New York.

After the news arrives that her idol Tony Bennett would give anything to record with her again, Amy Winehouse finds her way back from wherever it is she went after her untimely death in 2011. She’s ripe for a comeback, even if it’s from the dead.

Expect the beehive, the foul-mouth and all of Amy’s hits, including some you may never have heard before.

As part of Melbourne Cabaret Festival.

Crazy Arms

Crazy Arms – A Few Centuries of Piano Tinkering, is a preposterously zany, musical adventure that spans the origins of the piano from its birth in 1709 through to the 20th century.

With absurd, improvised humour, musical wizardry and incredible stories about the piano and its players, acclaimed writer & pianist, Damon Smith, from critically acclaimed shows, ‘Sun Rising, the songs that made Memphis’ and ‘Mental as Everything’, will perform virtuosic piano tinkering in homage to some of the great musicians that have ‘tickled the ivories’ throughout the ages.

Featuring music and stories from Liberace, Jerry Lee Lewis, Winifred Atwell, Scott Joplin, Dr John, Mozart, Beethoven, Harry Connick Jr, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, Elton John and so many more, you’ll hear finger busting boogie-woogie music, delicate sonatas and huge rock and roll hits like ‘Great Balls of fire’ and ‘Blueberry Hill’.

Suitable for an all ages audience, this unique comedy–cabaret documentary will blow the audiences socks clean off their perpetually tapping feet.

Crazy Arms is pure cabaret, musical magic…don’t miss it!

As part of Melbourne Cabaret Festival.

Amy Winehouse: Resurrected

Amy Winehouse has been resurrected, revived and reimagined in this brand new, hilarious and uplifting show starring world-renowned actor and singer, Alexis Fishman, direct from New York.

After the news arrives that her idol Tony Bennett would give anything to record with her again, Amy Winehouse finds her way back from wherever it is she went after her untimely death in 2011. She’s ripe for a comeback, even if it’s from the dead.

Expect the beehive, the foul-mouth and all of Amy’s hits, including some you may never have heard before.

As part of Melbourne Cabaret Festival.

I Really Don’t Care

Melania airs some fake laundry.

Starring Kate Yaxley, I Really Don’t Care allows us to spend an evening with the Melania you never knew – unleashed, for the first time, from the bonds of White House protocol (if such a thing still exists in the era of Trump).

Aside from the occasional inflammatory jacket or a word or two on cyber-bullying, she remains an enigma. Is she an almost-innocent bystander, suddenly trapped within the maelstrom of US politics or, alternatively, a self-serving tactician with looks that open doors?

Outrageous, hilarious yet, ultimately, strangely moving, I Really Don’t Care lets you wear ‘that jacket’ for an hour.

Written by Ron Elisha
Musical director/pianist Mark Jones
Directed by Suzanne Heywood

As part of Melbourne Cabaret Festival.

Amy Winehouse: Resurrected

Amy Winehouse has been resurrected, revived and reimagined in this brand new, hilarious and uplifting show starring world-renowned actor and singer, Alexis Fishman, direct from New York.

After the news arrives that her idol Tony Bennett would give anything to record with her again, Amy Winehouse finds her way back from wherever it is she went after her untimely death in 2011. She’s ripe for a comeback, even if it’s from the dead.

Expect the beehive, the foul-mouth and all of Amy’s hits, including some you may never have heard before.

As part of Melbourne Cabaret Festival.

Fem ‘n ‘n Organ

Spicy songs & taboo tunes are not exclusive to the ‘noughties’.

Lyrics have been teasing listeners’ ears for years. Granted, the sass wasn’t on the surface as it is today, but that’s part of what made it even better.

Award winning, international jazz chanteuse, Fem Belling, brings to life the rare and racy songs of the early decades. With the churning whirr of Jake Mason (Cooking On 3 Burners) at the organ and Fem’s breathtaking vocal prowess, this show opens a door to a truth of music deeply rooted in human history often neglected on the jukebox. Fem will fire up songs that weren’t afraid of speaking out about the birds and the bees during a time where dudes could be prudes but women couldn’t spit their venom.

As part of Melbourne Cabaret Festival.

Any Moment, a new musical by Bradley McCaw

Celebrating the release of the Any Moment ‘Studio Concept Recording’, Melbourne will get the exclusive first look at a new work from award winning writer/performer Bradley McCaw. Featuring an all-star cast including John O’Hara (School of Rock, #VAL) and Helpmann winner Kerrie-Anne Greenland (Les Miserables, Pictures) and the writer himself, Bradley McCaw (Becoming Bill).

Set over the course of 24 hours, the work begins at Midnight on New Years Eve, and moves throughout a single town, hearing stories from various individuals, as the clock tumbles toward Midnight and a New Year. Inspired by hit musicals like ‘Songs for A New World,’ and ‘Closer Than Ever,’ Any Moment is proof of the new generation of Australia writers and artists bringing exciting world class independent works to stage here. Come and see it for yourself! FIRST. Before New York & London.

Musical Direction by Shannon Whitelock.

As part of Melbourne Cabaret Festival.