The Arts Centre Gold Coast and Little Black Dress Creatives Present
Doll by Babushka
Having performed to rapturous applause at Queensland Cabaret Festival, Brisbane Cabaret Festival, and the Adelaide Fringe Festival to name but a few, the gorgeous girls of Babushka are heading to the Gold Coast for one night only with their crazed and cutesy cabaret all about our first childhood BFF, the doll.
Prepare to be seduced, comforted and tickled through a darkly comedic cabaret, performing surprising arrangements of everything from Queen and Guns ‘n’ Roses to Destiny’s Child and Offenbach, drawing on opera, 80's pop, nursery rhymes and rock ’n’ roll.
With a stellar cast featuring Opera Queensland's Alicia Cush (Tosca, Turandot, La Traviata, Aida, Carmen), Bethan Ellsmore (Les Miserables, Cendrillon, Hell and Highwater, Last Five Years) and Judy Hainsworth (Machina and Revolting Rhymes, Dirty Beasts, First World White Girls, Little Women), the ladies of Babushka will lambaste their audience with raunchy wit, sly humour and fabulous vocals leaving everyone wanting more.
"A sassy and witty slice of cabaret, Babushka was a highly entertaining piece of theatre presenting extremely talented singers. They are woman, hear them roar." - Emilie Guillemain, XS Entertainment
“Babushka’s “Doll” has all the ingredients of good cabaret: laughs, gasps and a show of genuine talent, and is definitely worth a visit.” Meredith Walker Blue Curtains
“Babushka don't do things by halves, these girls go ga-ga for femme.” Jessica Bozoky Scenestr
‘...an incredibly funny, sexy, spellbinding performance that draws you in and keeps you hooked until the end.” XS Entertainment
Doll has been developed in partnership with Brisbane Powerhouse and assisted by the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts’ Fresh Ground artist-in-residence initiative, made possible through Arts Queensland.
This project is supported by The Playing Queensland Fund and arTour, initiatives of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet.