Deputy Opposition Leader Tanya Plibersek will be one of a handful of prominent politicians competing in Dolly Diamond’s Blankety Blanks this week in Melbourne.
The show, which models itself off of the top-rating ’70s television cult classic game show, will see six famous faces help audience contestants win prizes by ‘filling in the blanks’.
Then on Friday 12 April, Dolly will be joined by Lucy Holmes Bailey, Tash York, Michala Banas, Karen Hayes, Charity Werk, and Ally Fowler for a second show at Chapel Off Chapel.
It’s variety, comedy and old school entertainment at its best. Or certainly its funniest, with UK born cabaret icon Dolly completely in her element sharing lashings of her sharp-tongued wit and comedic genius.
It’s a bit naughty, a little bit risqué and definitely filled with innuendo.
Dolly told the Star Observer that she loves how improvised the show is – no two shows are the same.
“There’s no way you can rehearse it, which means there’s no way you can repeat it,” she said.
“I love improvising and saying things off the cuff, and everything in the show is off the cuff.
“I think the audience gets to see people they know, the celebrities, in a different light, because they’re letting their hair down. I reckon there’s a great deal of trust there, because I know how to poke fun at someone but I’m kind at the end of the day.”
The show has enjoyed previous seasons in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, and Perth.
When it comes to the more memorable celebrity contestants, Dolly believes Michael Rowland from the ABC might take the cake.
“[Michael] was hilarious,” she said.
“He doesn’t swear – he’s not one of those types – and he certainly doesn’t swear on TV, but during my show he said f*ck and enjoyed it, like a naughty schoolboy.
“Everyone rises to the occasion, and that’s what I like.”
Dolly Diamond’s Blankety Blanks will be held at Chapel Off Chapel on Thursday 11 April and Friday 12 April. For more information or to grab tickets, visit: chapeloffchapel.com.au/show/dolly-diamonds-blankety-blanks