HOMONEUROTIC CABARET @ Judith Wright Centre, 5 June 2009

homoneurotic cabaret    Judith Wright Centre and Chris Maver Productions present

The comedy, colour, glitz and glamour of Queensland’s gay community and its stories will be celebrated in the world premiere of Homoneurotic Cabaret at Judith Wright Centre on Friday 5 June 2009.

Green Room Award winner Jacob Diefenbach joins an all-star Brisbane cast in Homoneurotic, which will “thoroughly entertain” audiences, says producer Chris Maver (The Fruit Tingle Cabaret, In The Pink).

“Homoneurotic is a great night out at the theatre; it’s entertaining, thought-provoking, subversive and full of comedy, controversy, colour, glitter and glamour,” Chris said.

“As Queensland celebrates 150 years of history and culture, we’re celebrating our gay history and culture, from the sexual orientation of Queensland’s first Premier to our own personal journeys,” he said.

Exploring the sexuality of Queensland’s first Premier Robert Herbert, Homoneurotic debuts excerpts from Christopher Piggot McKeller’s play, Letters To No 1st Lady, based on Herbert’s diary accounts of his relationship with then-Attorney General, John Bramston.

Acclaimed artist David Dellit (accompanied by pianist Parmis Rose) will perform revamped Broadway songs in his examination of queer beauty, while Cinnamon Brown will treat audiences to a drag extravaganza and tribute to Lena Horne’s version of Now Is The Moment.

New Albumen (Stacey Boyd & Louise Oldfield) will perform their hilarious and occasionally dark musical comedy, with songs like Lazy Eyed Susan and Club Foot.

Celebrating the joy of survival is Evelyn Hartogh, who will comically expose (in a South African accent) her politically confused, disenfranchised South African roots.

Hartogh tells the story of her forefathers: Dirk Hartogh who attempted to invade Australia in 1616 and Andries Pretorius who slaughtered Zulus in 1838, founded Pretoria, had a South African national holiday instated in his honour and many statues made to him and his massacre.

Direct from Mount Mee, princess of parody Trasey Chambers (aka Sue Drummond) will sing a few numbers with her talented (but less attractive) little sister Stasey (aka Mellisa J Evans).

Homoneurotic Cabaret will be hosted by Chris Maver (accompanied by Marcus Hughes on piano) and Ruth Gardner, and features design by photographer Hilary Green. The show will also feature entertainment by The Lesbian Supergroup.

Date Fri 5 June 2009
Time 7pm Early Bird Show, 9pm Late Show
Venue Judith Wright Centre
Bookings 07 3872 9000