Announcing the Australian return of the global hit

50 Shades! The Musical Parody

Melbourne Comedy Festival & Regional Venues

“Critics Pick – It Delivers The Goods” New York Times

Filthy & Funny” New York Post

“Clever & Wildly Entertaining” Variety

Touring across Australia 2021

With over one million tickets sold since its world premiere in 2014, David Venn Enterprises presents the Australian return of the hilarious, wildly entertaining spectacle 50 Shades! The Musical Parody.

This laugh out loud send up of the global phenomenon Fifty Shades of Grey will play as part of Melbourne Comedy Festival at The Athenaeum Theatre before embarking on a regional tour to Ballarat, Horsham, Warrigal and Thirroul.

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The Australian cast will include James Elmer, Sian Crowe, Bianca Bruce, Belinda Jenkin, Sophie Loughran, Luke Wilson, Sarah Krndija, Bronson Pfeiler, Nicole Herreen and Ossie McLean.

50 Shades! The Musical Parody explores the steamy relationship between the well-known characters from one of the best-selling books of all time, Fifty Shades of Grey, as seen through the eyes of three women in a book club. As they devour the novel, the love affair between Anastasia Steele, the naive hardware store employee, and Christian Grey, the handsome businessman with unconventional sexual practices, comes to life around them. The ladies’ imagination and curiosity become the show’s distinct flavour, which makes for an enticing mix of laugh-out-loud moments entwined in 12 original songs such as “I Don’t Make Love” and “There’s a Hole Inside of Me”, that draw inspiration from the likes of Gilbert and Sullivan, Les Miserables and R&B music.

Producer and director David Venn says it doesn’t matter whether or not you’ve read the book or watched the films. “The show is fresh, fun, and entertaining. After the year we’ve just had, we all need a laugh and this is the perfect night out” says David.

For Fifty Shades virgins, lovers and even the haters, this witty parody has audiences laughing out loud and screaming for more. Rather than showing Fifty Shades Of Grey in its entirety, the exuberant take-off gives way for a great night out with a script that is equal parts sassy as it is smart, written by a collective of comedy writers including Albert Samuels, Amanda B. Davis, Emily Dorezas, Joseph Shelton and Ashley Ward Dan Wessels.

50 Shades! The Musical Parody features uninhibited dance numbers and original songs equipped with cleverly orchestrated double-entendres and spicy ambiguities, with musical direction from Daniele Buatti (A Fine Romance, Godspell, Bring It On! The Musical).

This guilty pleasure is showing for a strictly limited season and runs for 90 minutes.

MelbourneAthenaeum Theatre23 March – 4 April
BallaratHer Majesty’s Theatre 29 April
HorshamHorsham Town Hall30 April – 1 May
WarragulWest Gippsland Arts Centre5 May
ThirroulAnitas Theatre7 – 9 May