Broad Geraldine Quinn & Cameron Thomas
Agnes Moorehead. Rhonda Burchmore. Vivienne Westwood with a tit out. There is something heady about those brassy broads we grew up admiring. So many (b)older women, so many (A)FAB icons to look up to. So what happens when these camp inspo glamour heroines feel a bit close to your own sagging jawline? Well, you get to write your own ridiculous story and paint your own ridiculous face in a cabaret about how anyone can find their Endora - bejeweled kaftan and all - and take on the world.
Multi-award-winning rock cabaret artist Geraldine Quinn ('Spicks & Specks', 'Upper Middle Bogan', 'The Weekly') returns to Midsumma Festival with her first original show in four long years - 'BROAD'. Quinn grew up idolising fabulous, bold, brassy (mostly ginger) older women. Now she's becoming one. So Quinn makes her overdue return to the cabaret stage to release everyone's inner DGAF Dame.
From the creator of the sold-out romp 'Sunglasses at Night: The 80s Apocalypse Sing Along Cabaret' (★★★★★ - ArtsHub), and the team behind last Midsumma's riotous remount of 'All Out of Pride: An Evening of Songs You're Ashamed To Love' (SOLD OUT Melbourne & Perth, runner up for Best Cabaret - FRINGE WORLD 2015), Quinn once again enlists the key-tickling prowess of long-term Spandex Ballet band member and Dolly Diamond enabler Cameron Thomas for a world premiere.
Whether you want to unlock the Auntie Mame inside you, polish your brassiness or if (like Quinn) your knees just aren't working anymore and you need to be near someone who understands; ALL are welcome in The Broad Church.
Excellent, silly fun [...] no one wanted it to end.- The Age
Date & Times:Thursday 27 January, 9.30pm - 10.30pmFriday 28 January, January, 9.30pm - 10.30pmSaturday 29 January, 9.30pm - 10.30pmTickets:
Group of 6+: $25Running Time:60 minutesWhere:Gasworks TheatreAges:All agesAccessibility:Wheelchair AccessibleWarnings:Coarse language, haze.