At the heart of the theatre is Perth cabaret – timeless, elegant and sometimes outrageous, cabaret is something everyone should go and see at least once in their life! That being said, Downstairs at the Maj 2019 is the perfect opportunity to dip your toes or nose-dive into the depths of some of Perth’s best cabaret shows!
“With four shows down and four to go, Downstairs at The Maj 2019 Season is set to present some of cabaret’s best this spring and summer, with special events for Christmas and Pride. The hottest selling shows – of living legend and original Les Girl Carlotta and Helpmann Award winner Michael Griffiths – have each added an extra (4 th) performance to their seasons. And they’re not the only ones Perth loves.
What’s New Pussycat? starring Melissa Langton and Mark Jones 31 October – 2 November 2019 From the Green Room Award winners behind hit show Good Day Sunshine: The Lennon and McCartney Songbook comes a joyous, foot stamping, hand clapping celebration of the swinging sixties featuring songs by Tom Jones, Burt Bacharach, Aretha Franklin and more. “An irresistible double act” – The Age
Carlotta: Queen of the Cross accompanied by Michael Griffiths 14 – 16 November 2019 (4th show added!) Australian icon, political activist and living legend Carlotta takes you on a whirlwind ride with songs and stories from 50 years on and off the stage in a rare Perth performance. SELLING FAST!
It’s a Wonderful Life – A Live Radio Play featuring Nick Maclaine, Jo Morris and Igor Sas 21 – 23 November 2019 Some of Perth’s favourite performers join together for a special retelling of It’s a Wonderful Life – as a live radio play. All proceeds go to Anglicare WA, supporting people struggling with poverty and homelessness at Christmas.
A Festive Jamboree starring Perth Cabaret Collective 12 – 14 December 2019 Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, a grumpy grinch or an angel all year, this joyful four-time FRINGE WORLD award-winning ensemble will fill you to the brim with Christmas cheer and classic Perth Cabaret Collective cheek this festive season.”
If you have never been to a Perth cabaret show before, now is definitely your chance! With shows for all ages available, make sure to tag #perthhappenings on your outings!