BIG BENNIES - 1930s
The all-new BIG BENNIES... bringing circus, cabaret, vaudeville and other performances to the next level, as never before seen on the south side of Melbourne.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 & Andrew Padula.
EDEN READ AND HANNAH TROTT
When he's not rallying the troops against Colonel Sanders, Eden Read is spinning webs across the city, fighting crime, and tapping to the tune of his own toes. He is joined by the lovely and experienced Hannah Trott, who brings performance art to a whole new level.
Eden and Hannah present a captivating performance of 1930s-styled tap dance, as part of the Red Bennies' South Side Show 1930s night.
Daniel 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 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.
After graduation Daniel was immediately thrust into the limelight once more, appearing in both the 1999 and 2000 Melbourne International Comedy Festivals. At this time Daniel's attention widened to writing his own material and producing shows for both the Australian and international marketplaces. From 2001 to 2004 Daniel produced a weekly variety night in Melbourne, ‘'Acts of Absurdity', showcasing his talents as comic and M.C.,and providing a much needed platform for other artists to develop new material.
ENZO as AL CAPPUCCINO
Enzo Ficco was born in 1965 and named after his late uncle, known in Italy as Blumen (Vincenzo Ficco) a famous magician in the 1950’s. Enzo inherited his uncle’s tools of the trade and has become a master himself, while adding his own love of gangster movies into the mix.
Enzo’s creation is ‘Al Cappuccino: Magical Gangster’, a charming rogue who manipulates billiard balls, cards and cigarettes as easily as he manipulates people. Often accompanied by his moll Trixy, Al has been the highlight of the night for dozens of Australia’s top corporations, as well as visiting some of the wealthiest homes in Melbourne (often when their owners are out).
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
Please note that most tickets are for General Admission / standing room only - if you wish to book a table or a booth, please call the Red Bennies office to make a reservation on (03) 9826 2689