[ADELAIDE EXCLUSIVE ~ AUS ~ IF YOU LOVE… TO LAUGH]
The Blue Room, Sun 9 Jun.
In the darkness three hooded figures make their way to the stage with just their faces lit up by their phones – as you do when telling horror stories in the midnight hours – and music like the sounds of summer with a squeaky gate undertone accompany their hauntingly beautiful voices singing of spooky shit going down!
With fabulous back-up from local musicians on drums and guitar/cello, the amazingly talented Mark Jones on grand piano, Karlis Zaid and Aurora Kurth bring us a show that covers everything from roadside litter to “Just A Bit” of domestic violence. Each little song sees our performers slip effortlessly into character and each time I felt drawn into the subjects they were singing about.
This is an extraordinary mix of very deep and serious issues in our community with a little comedy to ease the painful truth of reality. At times a little dark and serious, it shines a light on the ominous side of human nature that some of us would prefer to not acknowledge, with a boldness and blunt hard hitting with a velvet glove sort of way.
If you are easily offended and triggered, then this is maybe not the show for you, I found it to be engrossing with the talent of our three artists on stage and their perfect timing together. As the fabulous Aurora put it so eloquently, “This is polarising cabaret!” A piece to get you thinking long after the show has finished, but all our troubles will be over “One Day When We Are Dead”.
Suburban Gothic continues at The Blue Room, Adelaide Festival Centre, from 3.30pm and 6pm until Mon 10 Jun.
Book at BASS on 131 246 and adelaidecabaretfestival.com.au. Click HERE to purchase your tickets.
Image courtesy of James Penlidis