Plumage! Puns! Political incorrectness gone mad! Griffin Theatre Company is proud to present: Blaque Showgirls!
A lonely kid in rural Australia, fair-skinned Sarah Jane Jones is deathly sure of two things: 1. She’s the best dancer in the whole town of Chithole, and 2. She’s a proud Aboriginal woman. There’s very little proof of either of these things.
So, when a long-lost photograph offers hope of her Indigenous ancestry, Sarah Jane high-tails it to the glitziest casino in Brisvegas. Her mission? To land a role in the First Nations burlesque spectacular: ‘Blaque Showgirls’… by any means necessary.
Blaque Showgirls is Nakkiah Lui’s sparkly, smart-arsed spoof of the so-bad-it’s-good cinematic masterpiece Showgirls. The luminous Stephanie Somerville (Chalkface) fan kicks her way to the front of the chorus line, going head-to-head with all-dancing, all-diamantéd drag icon Foxxy Empire!
Co-Directors Shari Sebbens and Ursula Yovich jam-pack a long-awaited, pint-sized rhinestoned arena spectacular into the SBW Stables Theatre in 2023.
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★★★★½ "(Nakkiah Lui) pivots improbably smoothly from outrageous hilarity to heartrending pain and injustice in a kind of one-two move that hits you in the gut" — Limelight Magazine
Co-Director: Shari Sebbens
Co-Director: Ursula Yovich
Set & Costume Designer: Cris Baldwin
Lighting Designer: Verity Hampson
Sound Designer & Composer: Jessica Dunn
Choreographer: Sani Townson
Intimacy Coordinator: Chlöe Dallimore
Voice & Accent Coach: Nick Curnow
Stage Manager: Isabella Kerdijk
Community Engagement Lead: Neville Williams Boney
With: Mathew Cooper, Foxxy Empire, Matty Mills, Angeline Penrith and Stephanie Somerville
September 1st, 2023
October 14th, 2023
Griffin Theatre - SBW Stables Theatre
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