It’s 1998... you’re sitting in front of your TV on Saturday morning and you’re watching Video Hits. You see The Spice Girls pop up on screen, you LOVE The Spice Girls! But soon you’re wondering – do I want to be Sporty Spice or do I want to be with Sporty Spice? I Want it That Gay is a cabaret-comedy featuring popular music hits from the 1990’s and 2000’s - with a rainbow twist. The show sheds light on the challenges of growing up with starkly heteronormative music, popstars and paradigms.
The performer’s personal stories are intertwined with satirical rewrites of their favourite pop songs played on keyboard. Think; discovering your sexuality, unraveling gender, entering the queer scene, break ups, bad haircuts and teaching your Nan about pronouns.
At times hilarious, and at times heartbreaking, I Want it That Gay is an irreverent look at the way popular culture shapes what we see and therefore who we’re allowed to be.
So crack open your CD cases and come along for the ride as we reclaim the music of our adolescence - the way it should have been!
1hr 15mins (no interval)
January 30th, 2024
February 3rd, 2024
Recommended for ages 16+
GETTING TO THE VENUE: Tram and bus services provide regular stops and pick-ups within the Fitzroy and Acland Street shopping precincts, both just a short walk from Theatre Works.
BY TRAM: Tram route: 12, 16 & 96.
BY BUS: Bus route: 600 Southland Shopping Centre to St Kilda Station / 623 Glen Waverley to St Kilda Station / 246 Elsternwick to Clifton Hill.
BY CAR: There is limited street parking available - it is advisable to arrive early to avoid disappointment.
“This endearing, deeply relatable show is perfect for millennials seeking that nostalgic hit, but it's also the show for parents of millennials and elders seeking to better understand just what it was like growing up queer in the ’90s.” I Want it That Gay, Time Out
Written/Performed by: Cara Whitehouse and Andi Gambrill
Producer: Becks Blake and Jess Pantano
Choreographer: Danica Lani
Dramaturg: Amy Morcom
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