Blaque Showgirls / is not your standard sexploitation story. Ginny is a white-skinned ‘blaque’ girl who dreams of becoming the best Aboriginal dancer in the glitzy clubs of Brisvegas. Belittled by judges at her first audition, Ginny begins to doubt that she’ll ever perform her ‘Peking Emu’ on stage. That is, until the Asian hostess of Kum Den shows her there’s more than one way to make a buck out of a stereotype or two. Ginny’s big break is just around the corner and cultural sensitivities be damned, she’s gonna make it after all!
Blaque Showgirls deftly flips the cult film genre on its head to unravel cultural clichés. Created by the writer behind Blak Cabaret and ABC’s Black Comedy, this wicked satire asks audiences to leave their privilege at the door. Hold on to your seat as Brisvegas’ newest star clumsily / strips Australia bare.
"BREAKING THE RULES IS WHAT [NAKKIAH] LUI LIKES BEST"
"NAKKIAH LUI'S MIND SINGS LIKE AN F1 ENGINE: SWEETLY AND LOUDLY. AS A COMEDY, IT CAUSES HEARTBURN AND HYPERVENTILATION"
"BLAQUE SHOWGIRLS [IS] AN INCREDIBLY TOPICAL, FRESH AND HIGH-STAKES COMEDY"
PRODUCTION PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS
Presented by Malthouse Theatre and Triple R.
Images: Pia Johnson
|CAST INCLUDES /||
Emi Canavan, Elaine Crombie, Bessie Holland & Guy Simon
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Event & ticketing details
Dates & Times
|PREVIEWS||7.30pm Fri 11 Nov, 7.30pm Sat 12 Nov, 6.30pm Mon 14 Nov, 7.30pm Tue 15 Nov|
|COMMUNITY NIGHT||7.30pm, Tue 15 Nov|
|OPENING NIGHT||7.30pm, Wed 16 Nov|
|TIME TO TALK||6.30pm, Tue 22 Nov|
|AUSLAN INTERPRETED||7.30pm, Wed 30 Nov|
The Malthouse, 113 Sturt St, Southbank 3006Get directions
TrainAny train to Flinders Street, then a 12-minute stroll through Melbourne’s sparkling Arts Precinct.
TramThe No. 1 South Melbourne tram goes right past our door. Get off at Stop 18. Any tram down St Kilda Road—jump off at Grant Street, Stop 17 and take a 3-minute walk.
85 minutes (no interval)