The Better Than You Revue
Presented by THE 2011 MELBOURNE FRINGE FESTIVAL
Hailing from the dark, sultry streets of brooding Brisbane, The Better Than You Revue is Australia's newest and most dynamic burlesque troupe. Comprised of Queensland's finest burlesque and cabaret performers, this Revue delivers a high impact burlesque punch like no other. Tired of being taken so seriously, local burlesque bombshells Miss Alyssa Kitt, The Diamond Dahlia, Davina Mercy, La Viola Vixen and Mercy St Just and Miss Charne Louise, have created a cabaret that takes a tongue-in-cheek dig at today's more conventional burlesque performances, incorporating song, dance and dark humour in a high voltage show peppered with parody.
A mixture of old and new, contemporary and classic with a liberal dose of dark humour thrown in the mix, The Revue tips its hat to the traditional cabaret style of Berlin's 1930's Kit Kat Club and the notorious Cabaret, The Better Than You Revue is made up of Australia's most prominent and professional burlesque performers; a cast of unrivalled beauty and talent.
These burlesque bombshells are sick of being taken so seriously. A saucy, satirical cabaret about cabaret. The Better Than You Revue is a tongue-in-cheek poke at 'boring' burlesque, bringing the art of parody back to performance. A dark, humourous and musical cabaret with a twist, starring some of Australia's favourite burlesque beauties. This cabaret with attitude will both titilate and traumatise. As far as these girls are concerned, if you can't laugh at yourself, who can you laugh at?
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MERCY ST JUST
Australia’s deadliest Femme Fatale, Mercy St Just possesses the unrivaled glamour of a film noir heroine paired with graceful and sensuous movement; a multitalented performer who transfixes her audience to create an unforgettable show.
LA VIOLA VIXEN
A dream of golden age burlesque brought to life before your very eyes! Performing sassy stripteases from New York to New Zealand, Viola’s impeccable sense of theatricality, captivating command of old school burlesque and classic showgirl dance styles sees her at the forefront of Australia’s burlesque comeback.
Charne Louise is known for her outstanding vocal/piano styling as musical director at Dracula's Cabaret Theatre restaurant, while her accomplishments include the title of Miss Va Va Voom Australia 2011 as part of Miss Pinup Australia, and a place as one of the all-singing, all dancing songstresses of the Gold Coasts very own Diamond Doll Diva's. Boasting an array of talents including trumpet, laser harp and a pinup modelling portfolio to make your mind blow, Charne is one of the original Gold Coast Bombshells.
The Golden girl with all the curves, Miss Alyssa Kitt, also known as the golden peacock, is well known throughout the burlesque community and cabaret circuit as an act of impeccable beauty and charisma. She is Australia's answer to burlesque star Dirty Martini and has been dubbed The Queen of the Curves.
THE DIAMOND DAHLIA
A little bit of old Hollywood glamour on its darkest day, The Diamond Dahlia has teased and intrigued across Australia and the USA. She's stolen hearts from Hubba Hubba Revue to 34B... and she's coming for yours. Delightful and dangerous, you're in for a treat.
Davina Mercy, The Revue's delicate Russian doll, is always ready to entice. Performing over Australia from 34B to Woodford Folk Festival, she will deliver divine mercy with a single flick of her curvaceous hip.
Sun 25: 7PM
Mon 26: 8PM
Groups of 4 or more: $12
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 bookin
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