Information

  • EVENT TYPE /

    Comedy, Cabaret

  • PLAYING /

    10 - 22 Apr

  • WHERE /

    Merlyn Theatre

  • DURATION /

    60 minutes

  • AGES /

    Recommended for audiences aged 15+

  • WARNINGS /

    Occasional coarse language, strong sexual references

Queen Bitch
By Geraldine Quinn

10 - 22 Apr 2018

Information

  • EVENT TYPE /

    Comedy, Cabaret

  • PLAYING /

    10 - 22 Apr

  • WHERE /

    Merlyn Theatre

  • DURATION /

    60 minutes

  • AGES /

    Recommended for audiences aged 15+

  • WARNINGS /

    Occasional coarse language, strong sexual references

FLOOD. DISEASE. PENURY. And…DANDENONG. Quinn (The Whovians, Upper Middle Bogan, Spicks & Specks) has had an absolute dog of a run. She was hospitalised—twice—thanks to bad luck and the legacy of a 1986 Xanadu-related roller-skating accident.

She got fired—thrice. Her unit was smashed by a flash flood four days after Christmas. There was a huge, divisive family row. She was moved back to a suburb she’d been trying to escape for twenty years. The very first professional psychologist she saw told her she should quit the arts and just date more to fix her life. Then the psychologist went AWOL before the fifth appointment. But the cops showed up looking for him. And don’t even mention Centrelink…

It all seemed so bleak. So Sisyphean. So grim. So mid-life crisis, but with so little to show for it. While everything that Quinn thought was true seemed to stop making sense, the most unexpected friends came out of the woodwork to help. A few even drove out to the sticks to visit…and then…there was a scruffy, barking, food-vacuuming light at the end of the tunnel…

Queen Bitch is a new original cabaret about learning when to take crap, when not to take crap, and finding the love in picking up someone else’s crap.

Warning—people with canine allergies, please take appropriate precautions! Dogs sure shed a bucket-load. A cosmic balance for all the cat hair from friends’ houses, carpets, rugs and jackets that Quinn’s sinuses have negotiated over many, many years….

WINNER Golden Gibbo 2011
NOMINEE Golden Gibbo 2010
WINNER – 3 Green Room Awards (Best Artiste 2014, Best Original Songs 2011, Best Emerging Artiste 2005)
NOMINEE - 18 Green Room Awards (2005 – 2016)

Why isn’t Geraldine Quinn a superstar? She should be

—The Age

Magnificent on-stage charisma [...] With ballsy attitude like she displays so convincingly here, she could always be a rock goddess instead

—Chortle (UK)

DIRECTED BY / Geraldine Hickey