My God, I think I have become a thespian -“ and I don’t mean wearing comfy shoes and moving to Newtown either. I do mean in the classic sense, you know, treading the boards and don’t say the word Macbeth in a theatre -“ all that shit. I have become a part of Gabby Millgate’s Fair Dinkum All Sorts.
For all those who don’t know Gabby, she is the you’re terrible, Muriel girl who also did Babe -“ Pig In The City, Totally Full Frontal and more recently Celebrity Big Brother. And to say she is hilarious would be an understatement.
With The Muppet Show as her inspiration, Gabby has jam-packed the evening with as many different and unusual performers as she can. From a contortionist to a swing-dancing superhero, the show will have you hooting with delight and wishing you to were able to do what Al does with a squash racket.
And if you are like me and love to rub shoulders with celebrities, the special guest list is also very impressive -“ Dylan Lewis, Mark Trevorrow (Bob Downe) and Libby Gore (Elle McFeast), to name a few, will be all joining us onstage. Oh, shit, how could I have forgotten very special performances by Weavil, Sister Wendy and of course Xena? And trust me, if you don’t piss yourself laughing, then I just don’t know what to do.
Where, you may be asking, is this extravaganza? Well, it is the brand new theatre The Vanguard, near the old bookshop just as you hit Newtown. Recently renovated, the space is perfect for a huge night of laughs and good times. You are able to get tickets from the theatre, Bondi Beach Health Foods, Parfum D’Image in the Galleries Victoria and of course the fabulous Team on Oxford.
Opening night is 2 March and tickets are selling fast. You are able to get dinner and a show as well, so now you know why I am in the production.
PS. Watch out for my numerous cameo appearances throughout the whole night.
Oxford Street, get yourself ready for this Saturday’s Shop Yourself Stupid. Entertainment organisers Mitzi Macintosh and Dot Dingle have promised to transform Oxford Street into Froxford Street.
Raising money for BGF, the strip will be riddled with shows from 12 noon and it’s guaranteed to go right through to the evening. Like every year there is also the crowning of Miss BGF, though I must admit, having to follow Miss Dolly after the amazing work she has done this year would be a little daunting. I am sure everyone has seen the great poster of her around the city.
Are there any special guests for the Mardi Gras party? It’s the only question I have been asked for the last couple of weeks. Well, I am here now and saying to everyone that after finding out who is doing the shows, everyone is very special! The entertainers in the first show are extremely special. See you there.