Company of Rogues' Bedlam Cabaret Is Back For a Special Mardi Gras Edition
This February the Company of Rogues return to Marrickville's famous Red Rattler Theatre for a fearlessly rainbow-flavoured edition of The Bedlam Cabaret, presented as part of the 2018 Sydney Gay Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival!
Hosted by the one-and-only James 'Breko' Brechney, just days before he weds his partner on a float in the parade, Bedlam Cabaret Mardi Gras Edition will be a madcap multi-genre, queer-themed cabaret blending burlesque, drag and song with circus, comedy and seriously sizzling performance art.
Nine performers will take to the Rattler's stage for an almost-anything goes show. Highlights include the incomparable performance artist Marlena Dali; dazzling burlesque wonder Kael Murray (Star Wars Strips Back); Ben Noir, star of the Paris Burlesque Festival; Nerdy Comedian Debbie Zuckerman; performance artist Poppy Cox, direct from Berlin; and Green Room Award-nominated entertainer Andy Dexterity.
Curated by Creative Producer Robbi James and Artistic Director Goldele Rayment, each Bedlam Cabaret showcases exciting new Sydney artists alongside the city's coolest and most daring established performers. The Mardi Gras Edition will be the third Bedlam Cabaret and the first in a series of themed one-night-only shows planned for 2018.
Goldele Rayment said "The Sydney cabaret scene is very genre specific - all burlesque nights, comedy rooms or drag shows, but few old school variety shows currently exist. I'm excited to be bringing back the vaudeville style of cabaret show to Sydney audiences"
Produced by Company of Rogues, The Bedlam Cabaret aims to create a paid opportunity for new and emerging artists to share stage and space with established Sydney performers from across the arts spectrum. Here they entertain, hone their crafts, discover new connections, build networks and make a little magic for Bedlam audiences. In the past Bedlam has hosted artists from opera, circus, burlesque, spoken word, drag, live music, dance, comedy, theatre and performance art.