World Premiere of VELVET at Adelaide Fringe 2015, from Smoke and Mirrors director Craig Ilott
Address: The Garden of Unearthly Delights. Adelaide
Date: 13 February – 15 March 2015
Welcome to Wonderland… Boogie Wonderland
Adelaide audiences will be the first in the world to let their Young Hearts Run Free behind the velvet rope at VELVET, a dizzying trip through dangerous acts of abandon, dance and live vocals. Set in a glamorous nightclub, complete with a pulsating discotheque soundtrack, it’s the most anticipated new show on the global festival circuit.
Star of The Great Gatsby and hugely popular singer-songwriter Brendan Maclean heads the cast in this hedonistic party like no other, alongside an international ensemble of cabaret and musical talent: New Orleans Burlesque Queen Perle Noir whose sassy shows have earned her adoring fans worldwide; dreamy muscle-man La Soirée headliner Stephen Williams whose performances have seduced and soaked at festivals internationally; acrobatic wunderkind Mirko and Smoke and Mirrors alumnus, Mix-Master Joe Accaria. Joining them throughout the show will be the legendary disco diva and ARIA Hall of fame inductee Marcia Hines.
Smoke and Mirrors director Craig Ilott has once-again created a pitch-perfect world, pitting dazzling acrobatics against disco divas while seductive chanteuses channel Studio 54 under Raining Men. Ilott’s previous production won Helpmann Awards for Best New Australian Work, Musical Score and Cabaret Artist, and received five Greenroom Award nominations. Called “the most stupendously brilliant show you will ever see in your life” by the Sydney Morning Herald, it has stunned and amazed audiences worldwide.