Malthouse Theatre to Present MEOW MEOW'S LITTLE MERMAID
Meow Meow's Little Mermaid marks the welcome return of the legendary post-modern diva Meow Meow to Malthouse Theatre, as she raucously subverts Hans Christian Andersen's mermaid tale of teen self sacrifice, salvation and seduction in a one-woman spectacle of modern cabaret, unlike any fairy tale you've seen before.
In this glittering, post-postmodern production, a world of sea shanties gives way to a spirited array of contemporary music by the likes of Sirens Amanda Palmer, Kate Miller-Heidke and Megan Washington, as a young mermaid longs to gain a human soul, body, and the love of a young prince.
Meow Meow's beguiling, bold performance effortlessly slides between the comic and the melancholic, the operatic and the outrageous, demonstrating why her award-winning performances have enraptured audiences worldwide.
A decidedly un-Disney cabaret, Meow Meow's Little Mermaid is a sexy spectacle that questions the conventions of what constitutes a 'happy ending'. Joining Meow Meow on stage will be a procession of cardboard cut-out princes, led by real life prince of Australian entertainment, Hugh Sheridan (TV's Packed to the Rafters).
Meow Meow is an award-winning Australian-born actress, dancer and cabaret performer. Her unique brand of performance art exotica has hypnotised, inspired and terrified audiences globally with trail-blazing sell-out seasons in New York's Lincoln Center, Berlin's Bar Jeder Vernunft, London's Apollo Theatre and the Sydney Opera House.
A regular guest in the Olivier Award-winning La Clique and La Soirée on the West End and off-Broadway, she has also performed with the L.A. and London Philharmonics, and continues to collaborate with Barry Humphries.
Her accolades include numerous Green Room Awards, Helpmann Theatre Awards, the Edinburgh International Festival Fringe Prize, and the New York Franklin Furnace Performance Art Award, and her solo works have been curated by David Bowie, Pina Bausch and Mikhail Baryshnikov amongst others.
This production has been assisted by the Australian Government's Major Festivals Initiative in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals, Sydney Festival, Perth International Arts Festival and Malthouse Theatre.