Velvet continues to defy expectations with an electrifying trip to a world of glamour and abandon. The raucous and seductive fusion of disco, dance, burlesque and circus, shocks, surprises and scintillates at every turn. It’s a party, it’s dangerous, it’s a showcase fuelled by an exhilarating disco soundtrack that never lets up from the opening moments.
Director Craig Ilott has created a hedonistic pitch-perfect world, pitting acrobatics against disco divas, channelling the original Studio 54 nightclub. Singer/songwriter Brendan Maclean leads the cast alongside an international ensemble of circus, cabaret and music talent, including Hula Boy extraordinaire Craig Reid, muscle man Stephen Williams, acrobatic wunderkind Mirko Köckenberger, aerialist Emma Goh, sassy sirens Chaska Halliday and Rechelle Mansour, mix master Joe Accaria and the legendary diva Marcia Hines.
Starring a live DJ with feature musicians.
What the critics are saying:
★★★★★ InDaily Adelaide
★★★★★ Rip It Up
★★★★★ Glam Adelaide
“This trip to Boogie Wonderland is a gold-plated hit.” The London Times, UK
“One of the most exciting, engrossing and intelligent pieces of theatre I’ve seen this year.” Daily Review, Aus
“Expect pure, unadulterated fabulousness, liberally sprinkled with sequins and wrapped up in a thumping disco soundtrack.” City Arts Hub, Aus
“If you’ve a penchant for disco, sequins, or a damn good show, look no further. Just leave your inhibitions at the door.” Rip It Up.com
“A winning mix of nostalgia, dance music and circus twizz.” Sydney Morning Herald
Velvet at QPAC
20 April – 1 May 2016
Cremorne Theatre, QPAC