The award-winning hit show VELVET is coming to Darwin for the first time in October next year. As part of its Australian and New Zealand 2017 tour, the Darwin season will commence on Saturday 9 October 2017 at Darwin Entertainment Centre, and will play for one week only.
A sell-out success over the past two years at the 2015 and 2016 Adelaide Fringe Festivals, Edinburgh Fringe, Brisbane Festival, Sydney Opera House and CUB Malthouse Theatre in Melbourne, VELVET is back to dazzle audiences across the country. Tickets for the Darwin season of VELVET go on sale from 24 November at yourcentre.com.au
Director Craig Ilott has created a hedonistic world, pitting dazzling acrobatics against disco divas as this sexy, spectacular, sparkling and slightly sadomasochistic show channels the original Studio 54 nightclub. The international ensemble of circus, cabaret and music talent return in 2017: dreamy muscle man Stephen Williams, hula boy extraordinaire Craig Reid, acrobatic wunderkind Mirko Köckenberger, sizzling aerialist Emma Goh and musical director and mix master Joe Accaria, alongside the legendary diva Marcia Hines, who is currently a host on Foxtel Smooth. Two new cast members will join Velvet for the 2017 tour: actor/singer Tom Oliver will play the young ingénue who slips behind the red velvet rope at the glamorous nightclub that is VELVET; while Kaylah Attard joins returning cast member Rechelle Mansour as the two sassy sirens.
“This trip to Boogie Wonderland is a gold-plated hit.” – The London Times, UK
“VELVET completely redefines cabaret as a disco inferno … shocks, surprises and scintillates at every turn. Each and every act had the audience roaring with delight.” ***** – Adelaide Advertiser
“If you’ve a penchant for disco, sequins, or a damn good show, look no further. Just leave your inhibitions at the door.” – Rip It Up.com
“A winning mix of nostalgia, dance music and circus twizz.” – Sydney Morning Herald
“One of the most exciting, engrossing and intelligent pieces of theatre I’ve seen this year.” – Daily Review
“Expect pure, unadulterated fabulousness, liberally sprinkled with sequins and wrapped up in a thumping disco soundtrack.” – City Arts Hub
VELVET shocks, surprises and scintillates at every turn. It’s a party, it’s electrifying, and its exhilarating disco soundtrack never lets up from the opening moment. Each performance invites the audience into an intoxicating glitterball world where the performers and the audience walk the fine line between the romantic and the audacious. VELVET is a fantastic sensory overload – funky, fresh, fun and sexy.
VENUE: Darwin Entertainment Centre, Darwin
PERFORMANCE DATES: From 7 October 2017
PERFORMANCE TIMES: Tues – Fri 7.30pm, Sat 5:00pm & 8:00pm, Sun 3:00pm & 6:30pm
PRICES: Tickets from $45.00
TICKETS ON SALE: From 24 November 2016