South Side Show
Since launching early 2010 the ‘South Side Show’ has quickly become Melbourne’s undisputed weekly home of vaudeville, circus and cabaret.
On stage, dance floor or hanging from the ceiling, every Saturday night this lush art deco inspired venue comes to life with the crème of local and international guest performers alongside a rambunctious crowd comprised of circus kids, carney folk and vaudevillians.
With a reputation as a world class cocktail bar as well as one of the city’s most alternative club nights, the South Side Show parties till the wee hours each Saturday to the sounds of soul, funk, jazz, hiphop and cabaret show tunes served up DJs Mike Gurrieri & Knave Knixx.
Daniel Oldaker was born in Ballarat, Australia, and is currently based in Melbourne. He began performing professionally at the tender age of 18 as part of a double act, winning first prize on ‘'Red Faces', Australia's premier TV variety show. Daniel then spent two years perfecting his abundant physical skills at Circo Arts Circus School, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Daniel now divides his time between the international street theatre circuits of Europe, Asia and North America, and cabaret, stage and corporate performances in Australia and New Zealand. His innovative use of everyday ephemera and innate sense of physical comedy have made him a hit on both sides of the globe, including the recent Edinburgh Fringe. His energy and originality are unsurpassed.
Daniel has achieved perhaps the highest accolade an artist can expect; he is a ‘'performer's performer', not only enormously entertaining for the public but also a true inspiration to his peers. In each performance. Daniel takes the audience on an unforgettable journey; from the unique, vaudeville-inspired, “'Bell Boy'”, to his delightfully absurd cabaret piece “'The Last Straw'” and the hilarious melon-smashing exploits of “'Live Flavor'.
The Queen of Contortion, Australia’s most loveable circus/variety artist is a comical absurdist who oozes charm as she walks a fine line between mind-blowing skills and hilarity. "THE business of contortionism is no place for shrinking violets. But in the case of Ruby to get smaller is definitely an asset." Sydney Morning Herald.
" One of Australia’s funniest performers with a special ability to leave audiences in a state of awe and laughter at the same time."
General Admission (Door): $25
Red Bennies offers a unique experience to your traditional seated show. Short and sweet acts appear throughout the evening, complimenting the drinking hour and breaking up your club experience. Show structures and interval times may vary. Ticket price listed is for standing room only unless otherwise specified. Limited seating is available, please contact Red Bennies on 03 9826 2689 for all group, booth and seated booking
Notes: Show times are approximate. Most tickets are for General Admission / standing room only - if you wish to upgrade your tickets to a table or booth, please call the Red Bennies office to make a reservation on (03) 9826 2689