August 23, 2019 7:00 pm - 11:55 pm Newcastle City Hall King Street

Ready, set, go! Welcome to the pleasuredome! Squeeze into your corset and slide into your suspenders… Get ready for a tantilising queer smorgasboard of camp burlesque, edgy performance art and elevated drag!

The twisted Cabaret boldly launches this year’s Festival. Don your most outrageous costume for a night of twisted camp carry-on at one of Newcastle’s most unique and prestigious heritage venues, City Hall. Enjoy a sumptuous three-course meal and show or attend the show only in the opulent art deco dress circle.

You’ll be entertained by:

  • Our hilarious queer comedic singing celebrity, and former Novocastrian, Emcee Denise Hanlon
  • The award-winning all-singing and dancing drag divas, Drags to Bitches
  • Leather Lungs, the camp n’ sexy leather queen with an extraordinary vocal range extending four octaves
  • Erotic and quirky burlesque with Glitta Supanova
  • Circus inspired performance art with Simon Jeffory

We’re here, we’re queer, get used to it! Don’t miss our inaugural Twisted Cabaret.
DON’T FORGET TO COME DRESSED IN YOUR MOST OUTRAGEOUS TWISTED CABARET ENSEMBLE!

WARNINGS: Strobe lighting, coarse language, smoke and adult themes. 18+

PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LANE & CAMPOS

 

3 Course Meal & Complimentary Drink upon arrival

DINNER AND SHOW
MEMBERS – $95 (limit of 2 tickets per member / Please present your members card at the event)
CONCESSION – $100
NON MEMBERS – $110

SHOW ONLY (NO MEAL) – DOWNSTAIRS
MEMBERS – $45 (limit of 2 tickets per member / Please present your members card at the event)
CONCESSION – $50
NON MEMBERS – $55

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SHOW ONLY – UPSTAIRS
MEMBERS – $45 (limit of 2 tickets per member / Please present your members card at the event)
CONCESSION – $50
NON MEMBERS – $55

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OUR ARTISTS

LEATHER LUNGS
A vocal freak with a voice spanning 4 octaves, he has worked in T.V, theatre and radio all over the world, having sung for the likes of Adele and the Beckhams but these days the Kiwi born, Melbourne based diva can be seen belting up storm at festivals, cabaret bars and any venue who will pay his uber fair. Lock up your lovers and get ready to have you senses assaulted because your eyes and ears are about to get blown away! He dedicates all his performances to his god mother the original little miss Leather Lungs, Judy Garland.

 

 

DRAGS TO BITCHES
The Most Extravagant Show of the Year! Follow this spectacular journey that celebrates the “Drag” world, as well as paying tribute to some of the “Bitches” who inspire them.The ALL STAR cast features, LayDee KinMee. The Yodelling Drag Queen from Australia’s Got Talent along with The Drags to Bitches Show Girls. MO Awards: Variety Act – 2016 ACE Awards: Production Show of the Year – 2014 and 2017

 

 

GLITTA SUPERNOVA
Australia’s Burlesque pioneer Glitta Supernova coined the term “Sex clown” in the late 90s, to describe her work, which assassinated the absurdity of gender, sexuality & societal stereotypes, mirroring back the ridiculous and the grotesque. Practicing self-taught, self-producing, originality through performance art for over 20 years. Glitta has performed at the likes of Sydney Opera House, Carriageworks, AGNSW & Casula Powerhouse, has been a regular at infamous Club Kooky & Hellfire Club to the seedy dives, festivals & disco’s around the country & world. Glitta is currently Artistic Director/ Co-founder of Naughty Noodle Fun Haus- bringing Fringe & Contemporary Counterculture to the Central Coast community & Festival Director of the 1st Central Coast Pride – Coastal Twist Festival

 

DENISE HANLON
Denise Hanlon is an award-winning singer, a professional comedienne and an experienced Emcee. The great thing is – she can do all 3 at once! Moving in some colourful circles around Sydney, she has shared the stage with talents such as Bob Downe, Libbi Gorr, Jean Kitson and Courtney Act. A talented singer, it just wouldn’t be Denise if her singing wasn’t interspersed with her colourful costume, quick one-liners and often involuntary audience participation.

 

 

SIMON JEFFORY
Circus inspired performance artist.

 

 

 

Newcastle Pride respectfully acknowledges that our celebrations are held on the traditional Lands of the Awabakal and Worimi peoples. Always was, always will be Aboriginal Land.