Queensland Cabaret Festival wishes to advise that due to family health issues this show has been cancelled. Sincere apologies for the inconvenience.
In 1977, The Voyager 2 spacecraft was launched, famously carrying a 12 inch gold-plated copper disk, with the best music produced by Earth and instructions in a symbolic language to help an alien race understand us.
But unbeknownst to an unsuspecting humanity, a daggy little NASA Astrophysicist snuck aboard just before take off and replaced it with a record of his own, containing a selection of the dodgiest duets of the 20th century, in some twisted act of love for a lounge singer he had met at a Cape Canaveral burlesque bar.
So, out it travelled, this ticking time bomb of tunes, misrepresenting our species to any potential extraterrestrials passing by. And so it was, towards the end of the second decade of the 21st century that the disk was discovered by one of our galactic neighbours.
Thinking they’d drop by and start up a conversation in our local language, they descended into our atmosphere and began to play back to us the worst of ourselves, day and night, night and day, you don’t bring me flowers at 200 decibels around the globe!
Domestic violence, looting, civil war, and a wave of murderous panic followed. There was nowhere to hide from this cackworthy cacophony… Who to turn to in order to save the Earth from a fate worse than death?
The Dynamic Duo, of course!
From deep within their cabaret bunker beneath the Simpson Desert, Worble Woman (Alison St Ledger), Crooner Man (Brian Cavanagh) and their faithful companion, Harmony Boy (Matthew Semple) are summoned to communicate with the aliens and convince them to stop their misguided attempts to introduce themselves – or at least to play some better versions of duets that we can live with…
And so, our fearless duo (plus one), approach the alien ship for a performance to a group of ETs that will determine the fate of the entire world –
Dynamic Duo: Dodgy Duets Done Decently…