Midsumma Rocky Horror Wrap Party at Red Bennies
Get ready Melbourne... Hop on to your audio-vibratory physiomolecular transport devices and head to Red Bennies this February, as we kiss the Midsumma festival goodbye with a tantalising, tantric, transexual tidbit of madness and mayhem!
The Rocky Horror Wrap Party is sure to get you feet stomping... this is an event not to be missed! Kitsch up your duds, put on your ballerina formal, we're gonna do the Time Warp! Damnit Janet...why would you be anywhere else?
Red Bennies, Melbourne’s home of Circus, Cabaret, Vaudeville and Burlesque plays host to the Midsumma Festival wrap party with a night of Rock Horror Show themed Boylesque and Drag King performances. DJs playing disco and cabaret show tunes, cocktail specials and prizes for best costume! Featuring guest performers from Midsumma festival.
Already one of the biggest acts in the UK and having worked extensively across Europe, Dolly Diamond is fast proving herself to be one of Australia's finest comedy cabaret talents. Dolly takes her audience on a magical journey somewhere over the rainbow and leaves them way up high!
Changing lyrics in classic songs to give her audiences more bang for their buck, this gender illusionist and celebrated vocalist gives songs like I Will Survive (all about Victoria and David Beckham), Que Sera Sera and Love Is In The Air a new lease of life.
Combining fine comic skills and vocal talent, Dolly banters with her audience in a performance or appearance filled with laughs and great songs. There is no mistake – Dolly Diamond is gorgeous, talented and wickedly funny!
SMOKIN' MCQUEEN [USA]
Smokin' McQueen has been performing his own unique, sexy, and comedic version of burlesque for over two years. He has 'taken it off' in a multitude of burlesque and variety show's across the United States and Australia and was featured on Season 3 of 'America's Got Talent'.
Smokin' does a variety of boylesque and comedy routines ranging from tame to erotic. His performances are always an appreciated gift at any social gathering.
Hailed as the Black Prince of the Burlesque Underground (by his Mama, of course!), Raven soars onto the scene with his dark-edged art in a flurry of black feathers and harlequin tights. His angelic face and limber limbs set hearts pounding as he twists and turns his way over the senses and sensibilities of his enthralled audience. With a bat of his long lashes he'll keep you in check- then bind you in rope and pour hot wax over your soul. Definitely one to watch...and desire...and covet...
There are simple girls with simple tastes and Natalia is not one of them. As daring as she is decadent and dark, she flits on a razor's edge between high-class showmanship and whorish indulgence, dragging the audience (sometimes unwillingly) through every vestige of show. At her best, she is dazzling, charming, comedic, enticing and entertaining. At her worst, her viper's tongue will bite to your core...but she'll always lick your wounds afterward.
Hailed as the Black Widow and Mama of Melbourne's Burlesque & Cabaret Underground, Natalia has been shattering sensibilities across the city since late 2006...her poisonous web constantly weaving just that little bit tighter around the hearts and minds of those who cross her path. "...an amyl-nitrate esque funky ride. Fast, kooky...and lusty. A cartoon manoeuvre with a foot and a toe in wild love and darkness, and a foot and a toe in the art of awe and performance." Hayden Case (Laneway) on 'Cirque de Femmes' show.
Lallah is a new kitten on the Melbourne burlesque scene. She is a trained actress, singer, educator, and a passionate advocate of equality for all regardless of gender, sexual orientation, cultural identity or socio-economic background. When not shaking her stuff onstage, Lallah works towards pursuing a PhD in sexuality education.
Notes: Show times are approximate. 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