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Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 Blak Cabaret
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'Blak Cabaret / is our star-studded gala to unleash Season 2015. A raucous addition to Southbank’s inaugural SummerSalt Outdoor Arts Festival, we invite you to join us for a night of sparkling variety that assembles some of Australia’s finest Indigenous musicians, comedians and dancers on stage in our forecourt and under the stars.

'Flipping Australia’s history on its head, the unstoppable diva Constantina Bush (Kamahi Djordon King, The Shadow King) blazes onto the stage as a forgotten queen from a distant land, taking no prisoners and claiming this terra nullius as her own.

'And she’s bringing with her blak royalty. Join Constantina and a host of Australia’s most celebrated radicals including Kutcha Edwards, Deline Briscoe, Nikki Ashby, Bart Willoughby and Emma Donovan for an uproarious and subversive party that / lights up the night with music, comedy and dance.' (Production summary)

Production Details

  • Previewed at the Malthouse Theatre 10 February 2015

    Concept and Creative Producer / Jason Tamiru

    Staging / Matthew Lutton

    Directing Consultant / Michael Kantor

    Set & Costume Design / Chloe Greaves

    Text / Nakkiah Lui

    Sound Design / Jed Palmer

    Dramaturgy / Mark Pritchard

    MC / Kamahi Djordon King

    Performers include / Nikki Ashby, Deline Briscoe, Emma Donovan, Kutcha Edwards, Bart Willoughby

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Works about this Work

White Australia Put Back in Its Box John Shand , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 22 January 2015; (p. 22)

— Review of Blak Cabaret Nakkiah Lui , 2015 single work musical theatre
‘ Bogan Aboriginal’ Playwright Pushes Theatrical Boundaries Bhakthi Puvanenthiran , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 4 December 2014; (p. 31)
'Bogan Aboriginal' Pushes Boundaries Bhakthi Puvanenthiran , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 2 December 2014; (p. 28)
White Australia Put Back in Its Box John Shand , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 22 January 2015; (p. 22)

— Review of Blak Cabaret Nakkiah Lui , 2015 single work musical theatre
'Bogan Aboriginal' Pushes Boundaries Bhakthi Puvanenthiran , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 2 December 2014; (p. 28)
‘ Bogan Aboriginal’ Playwright Pushes Theatrical Boundaries Bhakthi Puvanenthiran , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 4 December 2014; (p. 31)
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