Culture Review: Velvet returns for encore season
After playing sell-out seasons in 2015, the award-winning hit show, Velvet, returns to Brisbane at the Cremorne Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) from 20 April, 2016 for a strictly limited encore season.
Director Craig Ilott has created a hedonistic world, pitting dazzling acrobatics against disco divas at this spectacular show channeling the original Studio 54 nightclub.
Singer/songwriter Brendan Maclean again heads the cast in this party like no other, alongside an international ensemble of circus, cabaret and music talent: Stephen Williams, Craig Reid, Mirko Köckenberger, Emma Goh, Chaska Halliday, Rechelle Mansour, Joe Accaria and the legendary Marcia Hines.
When a young ingénue, Brendan Maclean, slips behind the red velvet rope at the glamorous nightclub Velvet, he encounters dazzling acrobatics, disco divas, seductive chanteuses and a hot, pulsating atmosphere. It changes him and empowers him! The performance follows his seduction and his transformation.
Velvet shocks, surprises and scintillates at every turn. It’s a party, it’s dangerous, it’s electrifying, and the exhilarating disco soundtrack never lets up from the opening moment. Each performance invites the audience into an intoxicating glitter ball world where the performers and the audience walk the fine line between the romantic and the audacious.
Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane
When: 20 April to 15 May 2016
Where: Cremorne Theatre, QPAC, Cultural Centre, South Bank, Brisbane
Bookings: www.qpac.com.au or 136 246