Back by popular demand, the ARIA nominated and award-winning hit show VELVET, is returning to Sydney in both the CBD and Parramatta for two separate seasons as part of its Australian and New Zealand 2017 tour. The initial Sydney season will commence on 26 July 2017 at the Roslyn Packer Theatre for a strictly limited season, then for the final leg of this tour, VELVET will arrive at Riverside Theatres, Parramatta from 21 October 2017 for two weeks only.
A sell-out success over the past two years at the 2015 and 2016 Adelaide Fringe Festivals, Edinburgh Fringe, Brisbane Festival, Sydney Opera House and CUB Malthouse Theatre in Melbourne, VELVET is back to dazzle audiences across the country. Tickets for the Sydney season of VELVET goes on sale from Thursday 24 November and the Parramatta season goes on sale from Friday 25 November from ticketmaster.com.au
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. The international ensemble of circus, cabaret and music talent return in 2017: dreamy muscle man Stephen Williams, hula boy extraordinaire Craig Reid, acrobatic wunderkind Mirko Köckenberger, sizzling aerialist Emma Goh and musical director and mix master Joe Accaria, alongside the legendary diva Marcia Hines, who is currently a host on Foxtel Smooth. Two new cast members will join Velvet for the 2017 tour: actor/singer Tom Oliver will play the young ingénue who slips behind the red velvet rope at the glamorous nightclub that is VELVET; while Kaylah Attard joins returning cast member Rechelle Mansour as the two sassy sirens.
“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.” ***** – Adelaide Advertiser
VELVET shocks, surprises and scintillates at every turn. It’s a party, it’s electrifying, and its exhilarating disco soundtrack never lets up from the opening moment. Each performance invites the audience into an intoxicating glitterball 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.