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Madame : The Story of Joseph Farrugia single work   drama   burlesque   - 1hr 15 minutes
Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 Madame : The Story of Joseph Farrugia
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'In 1981, a young Egyptian refugee and choreographer signed up to transform a strip club. Thirty-three years later, he is stepping back from the limelight. It’s time to tell his story.

'Madame: The Story of Joseph Farrugia is a performance work based on the life and times of adult entertainment trailblazer Joseph Farrugia aka Madame Josephine, long time creative director and host of famous Adelaide strip club Crazy Horse Revue/Madame Josephine’s. Crazy Horse has been a place of fascination for many South Australians. Whether it’s been a hen’s night, buck’s show, a search for intimacy or a stolen glance up the stairwell, this venue is iconic in our city’s sexual landscape.' (Production summary)

Production Details

  • Presented by Vitalstatistix in association with State Theatre Company. A Torque Show production. World Premiere at Burnside Ballroom, Adelaide : 21 Apr 2015 - 2 May 2015.

    Creators / Directors: Ross Ganf, Ingrid Weisfelt & Vincent Crowley.

    Interviews: Ross Ganf with Joseph Farrugia.

    Text: Joshua Tyler, Ross Ganf, and Roslyn Oades.

    Dramaturgy: Joshua Tyler.

    Design & Lighting: Geoff Cobham.

    Sound Design: Luke Smiles/motion laboratories.

    Cast: Trevor Stuart, Kialea-Nadine Williams, and Chris Scherer.

    Creative Producer: Emma Webb.

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Works about this Work

Burlesque Centrestage in the Moving Tale of Joseph and Josephine Murray Bramwell , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 24 April 2015; (p. 14)

— Review of Madame : The Story of Joseph Farrugia Joshua Tyler , Ross Ganf , Roslyn Oades , 2015 single work drama
Burlesque Centrestage in the Moving Tale of Joseph and Josephine Murray Bramwell , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 24 April 2015; (p. 14)

— Review of Madame : The Story of Joseph Farrugia Joshua Tyler , Ross Ganf , Roslyn Oades , 2015 single work drama
Last amended 5 Dec 2018 07:25:26
Subjects:
  • Adelaide, South Australia,
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