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About Betty Blokk-Buster Reimagined

On 16 April 1975, a saucy hausfrau with a feather duster and a bare bottom stepped onto the stage of the Balmain Bijou and changed Australian theatre. Betty Blokk- Buster Follies was the talk of the town. The one-man show was hailed by The National Times as “the greatest thing since Rice Bubbles” and its creator, Reg Livermore, became a star.

The Bijou is no more (converted to apartments) but Betty lives again in a brand-new show by Red Line Productions (the multi-award-winning custodians of Sydney’s Old Fitzroy Theatre), directed by Craig Ilott (Velvet, Smoke & Mirrors) and starring the multi-talented Josh Quong Tart.

Inspired by the original 1975 staging and reimagined with Livermore’s imprimatur, this 21st century Betty Blokk-Buster invites Sydney Festival audiences into her tent show, where a live band and Betty’s coterie of reinvented has-beens, battlers, freaks and survivors are waiting to wow a new generation.

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1hr 15min (no interval)

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Age

Licensed venue: under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult Warning: This performance contains adult themes, swearing, smoke & haze effects and nudity. Recommended for ages 16+

An electrifying stage personality...
The Sydney Morning Herald (on Betty Blokk- Buster Follies)
In every way it was a theatrical eye-opener... I’m acknowledged as an instrument of change, so if I did change people ́s thinking, changed any attitudes along the way, then I ́m proud of it
Reg Livermore (on Betty Blokk-Buster Follies)
[Livermore’s] shows in the '70s and early '80s were skilful, expressive and daring... [without them] the history of Australia's performing arts would be a great deal poorer and far less colourful
The Sydney Morning Herald

Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent

Archibald Fountain, Hyde Park, NSW 2000

7 - 26 Jan 2020

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