The Burlesque Hour
Seymour Centre presents

The Burlesque Hour: Glory Box Edition

Finucane & Smith

15 - 24 November

'Brilliant…uproarious and outrageous’

The Age

 

The legendary, genre-defying, dangerous and divine global smash hit returns to Sydney at last, and this time she’s opening Pandora’s Box!

From the multi-award winning house of Finucane & Smith, comes a travelling emporium of no fixed-address, packed to the rafters with international stars, fusing Parisian nightclub with jaw-dropping cabaret, seductive spectacle and exotic and insolent live art circus and sideshow, Bollywood and disco, Grand Guignol and backroom ballet.

Join the undisputed Empress of Provocative Variety Moira Finucane in her den of velvet tables, brocade drapes and satin lanterns as she unleashes the Medusa Mega Mix! With special guests drawn from the hottest dames to ever grace Australia’s stages – Legend of Variety and Monarch of Vaudeville Miss Toni Lamond; international kamikaze cabaret sensation Meow Meow (2012 Helpmann Award for Best Cabaret Performer); and goddess of theatre Pamela Rabe (2012 Helpmann Award for Best Female Actor in a Musical) – and stars flown in from the Pilbara to Paris; handsomest dancer ever born Paul Cordeiro; Parisian dance siren Holly Durant; star of European circus clubs Redhead tinderbox Anna Lumb AKA The Pocket Rocket; and showgirl like no other Maude Davey; this is the Venus Fly Trap of Cabaret!

So grab your friends, book a table, dress to the nines, and DO NOT MISS OUT on the show that has turned Variety on its head, won eight coveted Cabaret Awards and has critics world-wide scrabbling for superlatives. 45 international seasons. 90,000 fans worldwide. Rave reviews in 10 languages. Glorious!

Just announced, exclusively for the Seymour Centre season, two new guest stars.  The Burlesque Hour is joined by Lilikoi Kaos ‘Princess of Circus, Sideshow & Vaudeville’ this gyrating, hip-shaking, breath-taking superstar flown in direct from a 5 star sell out show ‘La Clique Royale’ in Edinburgh. Plus, Lily Paskas, back room ballerina, multi award winning dancer, coming direct from dancing in Berlin and the Melbourne International Arts Festival and joins us exclusively for Sydney! See her sizzle in ‘Jazz is the Devil”!

Divine Guest Stars - Appearance Dates

Pamela Rabe – 15 & 16 November

Lilikoi Kaos – 15 & 16 November

Lily Paskas – 15 to 17 November

Toni Lamond - 17 November

Meow Meow – 20, 21, 22, 23 & 24 November

 

 

Reviews

“…this is burlesque at its best – sheer variety and changes of pace that ensure there is something to enthral all”  Read full review Time Out Magazine

“A mixture of the great and grotesque, you’d be berserk to miss it”  Read full review Sydney Arts Guide

“…sexual, confronting, amusing and intimate.  If you are a fan of having your senses challenged and enjoy entertainment on a different level, then definitely head over to the Seymour Centre for the Burlesque Hour” Read full review Same Same

“…it’s a show delivered smoothly and superbly by seven women and one man. Highly recommend” Read full review Stage Whispers

“It has depth, intensity and many emotional colours. It is disturbing and challenging; freakish and funny.” Read full review crikey.com.au

 

Previous season reviews:

‘From the sublime to the subversive, the hot to the hilarious…outrageous and unforgettable’London Times

‘exceptionally sumptuously demented’ – Voyage France

‘fantastically indecent’ – WD Mag Tokyo

‘Brilliant…uproarious and outrageous’The Age

‘…a spectacle like no other.” - Australian Stage