Guilty Pleasures


Brisbane, your Guilty Pleasure is on its way …… 

and the pleasure will be all ours!


Direct from stellar seasons in Melbourne and Sydney, the new Australian one-woman musical Guilty Pleasures is a witty and energetic exploration into ordinary life’s darker side, and opens at the Visy Theatre at the Brisbane Powerhouse on October 21.

Guilty Pleasures sees music theatre dynamo Angelique Cassimatis, currently in Brisbane in Strictly Ballroom, and also from star roles in King Kong, Mary Poppins, Rocky Horror Picture Show, portray the lives of ordinary women driven to acts of extraordinary violence. Angelique plays five unique characters in the show, which features original music by Hugo Chiarella and Robert Tripolino (DreamSong).

Josh Robson’s (Rob Guest Endowment, Les Miserables) book explores how love, passion, jealousy, loneliness and desperation can lead us to react far beyond the limits we thought we had. The powerful show is performed with a live 4-piece band under the watch of Lucy Bermingham and with choreography by Amy Campbell (King Kong, SYTYCD).

Guilty Pleasures is as dark as it is witty and energetic.

Described by Arts Review for her recent performance in Guilty Pleasures as “a triple-threat in the making”, Angelique began dance training at the age of two with The Dance Work in Brisbane.   She continued her performance studies and attended the Australian Dance Performance Institute, focusing on dance and musical theatre.  Her first musical was in the Brisbane season of Annie in 2000.

Since that time, Cassimatis has performed in a variety of shows throughout Australia, Asia and New Zealand, including dancing her way around the world onboard the Pacific Princess.   She has starred in High School Musical (2008 – 2009), understudying the role of “Kelsi”, and was an original cast member in the hit musical Mary Poppins, (2010 – 2012) for the duration of the Australian and New Zealand tours.    Angelique was also thrilled to be a part of the world premiere of King Kong Live On Stage (2013 – 2014)where she understudied and performed the lead role, “Ann Darrow”. Cassimatis’ other work includes playing a “hot box girl” in the Production Company’s Guys and Dolls (2014).





“This is a star-making vehicle for all concerned. Don’t miss it.” Theatre People

“…the creative maturity of this trio is impressive, and pleasing to know that the development of new Australian work is in very good hands.” Arts Review

“This is a quality home-grown production and it really does deserve to be seen. It is enormously entertaining in all respects.” Stage Whispers



Brisbane Powerhouse 119 Lamington St, New Farm

Wednesday 21st Oct 8pm; Thursday 22nd Oct 8pm; Friday 23rd Oct 8pm; Saturday 24th Oct 2pm & 8pm; Sunday 25th Oct 3pm & 7pm

$39 Adults, $34 Concession (students and health care card holders)