It was twenty years ago today…
Well, give or take a month or so… In December 2000 the first Brisbane Cabaret Festival was hatched over a glass of wine between friends. It wasn’t long before the local industry jumped on board. Along the way it was buffeted by pestilence (the GFC wiping out sponsorships), flood (the actual flood shutting down QPAC), and plague (yes, we have our covid-safe plan!), and is still going strong - morphing into the Queensland Cabaret Festival in 2014.
So come along to the grand Concert Hall of the Old Museum to celebrate two decades of 21st Century Cabaret with performers past and present - not to mention the fact that we can see actual talent on stage in front of real people again!
Join your Mistresses of Ceremony - Babushka - and a cavalcade of cabfest regulars and relative newcomers for a night of true high quality variety cabaret. Performances from Melissa Western, Leah Cotterell & Helen Russell, Matthew Semple, 'Tyrone' (David Megarrity), Jenny Wynter, Tyrone Noonan, Alison St Ledger, Pearly Black, Greg Bird and Sandro Colarelli.
Accompanied by some of Brisbane's most versatile and talented musicians - Andrew Shaw, Nicki Perry, Jamie Clarke and Peta Wilson.
Featuring highlights from festival show classic hits - Tom Waits for No Man, Transformer, The A-Z of Cabaret and Vive Jacques Brel.