The award winning hit show, VELVET, returns to Brisbane at the Cremorne Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) from 20 April 2016 for a strictly limited season.
After playing sell-out seasons in 2015 at the Adelaide Fringe, Edinburgh Fringe, and Sydney Opera House and a smash-hit run at Brisbane Festival, VELVET is returning in 2016 for an encore season.
Director Craig Ilott has created a hedonistic world, pitting dazzling acrobatics against disco divas as this sexy, spectacular, sparkling and slightly sadomasochistic show channels the original Studio 54 nightclub.
Singer/songwriter Brendan Maclean again heads the cast in this party like no other, alongside an international ensemble of circus, cabaret and music talent: dreamy muscle man Stephen Williams, hula boy extraordinaire Craig Reid, acrobatic wunderkind Mirko Köckenberger, sizzling aerialist Emma Goh, sassy sirens Chaska Halliday and Rechelle Mansour, musical director and mix master Joe Accaria and the legendary diva Marcia Hines.
When a young ingénue, Brendan Maclean, slips behind the red velvet rope at the glamorous nightclub that isVELVET, he encounters dazzling acrobatics, disco divas, seductive chanteuses and a hot, pulsating atmosphere. It changes him and empowers him! The performance follows his seduction and his transformation.
VELVET shocks, surprises and scintillates at every turn. It’s a party, it’s dangerous, it’s electrifying, and the exhilarating disco soundtrack never lets up from the opening moment. Each performance invites the audience into an intoxicating glitter ball world where the performers and the audience walk the fine line between the romantic and the audacious.
VELVET is a fantastic sensory overload; funky, fresh, fun and sexy. Tickets on sale 22 February 2016 via qpac.com.au or call 136 246.
The Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) is located within Queensland’s vibrant cultural precinct at South Bank, Brisbane. The Centre is focused on creating a world where the performing arts matter to everyone. Visit www.qpac.com.au to learn more about Queensland’s Centre for live performance and the range of exciting events and initiatives on offer year round, including weekly tours here. To come a little closer to QPAC find out more about QPAC Membership here.
This trip to Boogie Wonderland is a gold-plated hit.
The London Times, UK
VELVET completely redefines cabaret as a disco inferno … shocks, surprises and scintillates at every turn. Each and every act had the audience roaring with delight. *****
Velvet is a dizzy delight of a party experience to which everyone is welcome.
Blue Curtains Brisbane
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
One of the most exciting, engrossing and intelligent pieces of theatre I’ve seen this year.
Expect pure, unadulterated fabulousness, liberally sprinkled with sequins and wrapped up in a thumping disco soundtrack.
City Arts Hub
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Organised Pandemonium and QPAC Present
|When:||20 April to 15 May 2016|
|Where:||Cremorne Theatre, QPAC, Cultural Centre, South Bank, Brisbane|
|Tickets:||Refer to qpac.com.au for current pricing|
|Bookings:||qpac.com.au or 136 246|