Sydney is replete with superb cabaret shows and seductive burlesque acts. They’re spectacular and a heap of fun. However, none can quite compare to Wonderfully Terrible Things—the cabaret noir variety show that celebrates all the wonderful, terrible things that put you on the edge of your seat.
Vivacious voyeurs are in for a treat this month with a special Valentine’s edition where the show’s alluring ring mistress conducts her favourite freak showgirls and sexy circus acts for a show unlike any other.
Rated R, this show is playful and dark, but so, so much fun.
Wonderfully Terrible Things has already excited and enthralled audiences in Sydney, but now it’s turning its attention to the heritage-listed art-deco Orpheum Theatre to indulge us even more. Clad in leather and lingerie, feathers and sparkles, you’ll see its stars perform fire-eating tricks, aerial feats, acts with nails and swords, as well as burlesque and even more freak show antics.
Your ring mistress, whose sharp tongue lashes and whips with wit, also doubles as sexy songstress and performs all original live music including titular track, Wonderfully Terrible Things. She controls the action throughout the evening and, really, there’s no better person to run the show than her.
Writer, creator and producer of this devilish good time, her experience includes international headline act for Torture Garden Japan and Aerial Angels as well as a member of the award-winning cabaret Draculas in Melbourne and the Gold Coast. Not to mention her time as lead in touring Australian circus’ Circus Rio and Infamous. There are no other hands you want to be in control of the evening’s affairs.
Wonderfully Terrible Things is the ultimate in cabaret noir and its next show, a special Valentine’s edition, is on at the Hayden Orpheum Theatre on Saturday 19 February.
Invite your friends, tell them tickets include a glass of bubbles on arrival and that’s the least terrible thing they’ll see.
So… have you done Wonderfully Terrible Things?