Information

  • Event Type /

    Theatre

  • When /

    11 Nov – 4 Dec

  • Where /

    Merlyn Theatre

  • Duration /

    85 mins (no interval)

  • Warning /

    Contains coarse language, smoke effects, strobe lighting and material the may offend some audiences

Season 2016

Blaque Showgirls

// STRIPS AUSTRALIA BARE

Information

  • Event Type /

    Theatre

  • When /

    11 Nov – 4 Dec

  • Where /

    Merlyn Theatre

  • Duration /

    85 mins (no interval)

  • Warning /

    Contains coarse language, smoke effects, strobe lighting and material the may offend some audiences

Blaque Showgirls / is not your standard sexploitation story. Ginny is a white-skinned ‘blaque’ girl who dreams of becoming the best Aboriginal dancer in the glitzy clubs of Brisvegas. Belittled by judges at her first audition, Ginny begins to doubt that she’ll ever perform her ‘Peking Emu’ on stage. That is, until the Asian hostess of Kum Den shows her there’s more than one way to make a buck out of a stereotype or two. Ginny’s big break is just around the corner and cultural sensitivities be damned, she’s gonna make it after all!

Blaque Showgirls deftly flips the cult film genre on its head to unravel cultural clichés. Created by the writer behind Blak Cabaret and ABC’s Black Comedy, this wicked satire asks audiences to leave their privilege at the door. Hold on to your seat as Brisvegas’ newest star clumsily / strips Australia bare.

Breaking the rules is what [Nakkiah] Lui likes best.

– The Guardian

Nakkiah Lui's mind sings like an F1 engine: Sweetly and loudly. As a comedy, it causes heartburn and hyperventilation.

- The Australian

Blaque Showgirls [is] an incredibly topical, fresh and high-stakes comedy...

- The Age
Previous slide
Next slide

BY / Nakkiah Lui
DIRECTION / Sarah Giles
CAST INCLUDES / Emi Canavan, Elaine Crombie, Bessie Holland & Guy Simon

DRAMATURG / Declan Greene
CONTRIBUTING DRAMATURG / Louise Gough
SET & COSTUME DESIGN / Eugyeene Teh
LIGHTING DESIGN / Paul Jackson
COMPOSITION & SOUND DESIGN / Jed Palmer
MOVEMENT DIRECTOR / Ben Graetz

Subscription Ticket Prices

Season 2016 Subscriptions are no longer available.

SIngle Ticket Prices

IN SEASON
Adult / $65
Senior / $60
Concession / $50
Student & Under 30s / $35

PREVIEW
Standard / $55
Senior / $50
Concession / $45 
Under 30s & Students / $35

Single ticket prices are subject to change. Book early for the best prices.

Special Performances

PREVIEW
7.30pm, Friday 11 November

7.30pm, Saturday 12 November
6.30pm, Monday 14 November
7.30pm, Tuesday 15 November

COMMUNITY NIGHT
7.30pm, Tuesday 15 November

OPENING NIGHT
7.30pm, Wednesday 16 November

TIME TO TALK
6.30pm, Tuesday 22 November

MONASH MEETS MALTHOUSE
We regret to inform the Monash Meets Malthouse session scheduled for Saturday 3 Decemeber has been cancelled due to unforseen circumstances and scheduling conflicts.

(3pm, Saturday 3 December)
(7.30pm, Saturday 3 December)

AUSLAN INTERPRETED PERFORMANCE
7.30pm, Wednesday 30 November

On the blog

Designing for Blaque Showgirls / by Eugyeene Teh

Blaque Showgirls' Set & Costume Designer Eugyeene Teh discusses the journey of creating a world for the show.

Production partners and supporters

Presented by Malthouse Theatre and Triple R.