RB's Queen's Birthday Vaudeville Bonanza
Winner of Melbourne Comedy Festivals ‘The Age Critics Award’ Asher Treleaven hosts a night a royal class cunning stunts at the Red Bennies Queens Birthday Vaudeville Bonanza.
Featuring burlesque star Gypsy Wood performing her infamous ‘Beauty Queen’ act alongside some of Expose’s recent outstanding NICA students bringing you a night a highflying circus antics this is one show not to be missed!
Gypsy Wood - “The new Queen of kink”- Time Out Sydney
After working in cabaret, burlesque and contemporary dance for over a decade Gypsy Wood has emerged as a highly original performer with a penchant for the comic, clever, shocking and divine. Gypsy aims to challenge stereotypes within popular culture, politics and modern sexuality.
Gypsy’s mother, Jeanette Luke performed as a child in Vaudeville. Then in the 60's worked as a soubrette to showgirls such as Sandra Nelson while dancing in the most famous clubs in Sydney such as the Paradise, the Checkers Club and the Motor Club. Jeanette named her first daughter after that great icon of the tease – Gypsy Rose Lee
A graduate of the Victorian College of Arts Gypsy started her dance career in Australia, however was propelled into the performance underworld and found a life more chaotically bohemian and interesting. From jumping out of giant cakes at parties for New York’s high society to splashing around in fake blood in the dirty gay fetish clubs of Sydney, hosting London game show nights to performing in edgy offbeat comedy shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Gypsy runs the spectrum from vaudeville, variety, burlesque to comedy and contemporary performance art.
Gypsy starred in the sell out Strut n’ Fret production of 'Feasting on Flesh' at the Sydney Opera House in 2006, the Spiegeltent at the Brisbane festival and the Assembly Rooms Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2008. And later in 'Ali McGregor's Late-Nite Variety-Nite Night' at the Melbourne Town Hall for Melbourne’s International Comedy Festival and Assembly Rooms Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2009.
Geek aficionado, book nerd and carnie come good; Asher is a comedian who defies classification. A regular at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, Treleaven has become one of the most unique comedians in Australia with his bizarre blend of physical comedy and stand up.
Asher is a graduate of the National Institute of Circus Arts in Australia and has been performing for over a decade. He was a principal cast member of La Clique for four years before launching a career as a comedian in 2006. Asher has been seen at the Edinburgh Fringe previously as Saxon McCallister co-host of Ali McGregor’s Late Nite Variety Nite Nite and as part of Robin Ince’s cultish Book Club (plus a national tour) and in Dublin at the Street Performance World Championships. Asher Treleaven is one of those truly rare creatures who effortlessly straddle the variety and stand up comedy genres.
“moments of scintillating genius.” Chortle.co.uk
"The most disturbing, devious and dashing comedian at the Comedy Festival" Herald Sun (AUS)
“cerebral, sublime and wonderful work from a comedian at the top of his game” The Age (Aus)
"intimate, indescribable anarchy" Sydney Morning Herald
"A comic cassoulet prepared by an acid-fuelled chef....Gloriously odd" The Age (AUS)
Gypsy Wood performing Beauty Queen
Chris Carlos and Takayuki Seiki performing ninjacro
Tom Gorham performing Risen
Sam Aldham performing save your skin
Sarah 'Doogs' Mcdougall Performing trap tease
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