Cabaret performer Shirley Gnome brings her show from Vancouver, Canada to debut in Melbourne this month. After making waves at the fringes in Perth and Adelaide, the production has been accepted as a late-addition to the festival with three shows scheduled.
The performance is a an exciting blend of bawdy music, clever lyrics and profoundly smart insights into human sexuality. With sexy content and explicit language, along with incredible musicianship and themes of empowerment, political satire, and pop parody, Shirley reinvents “dirty” country music. Shirley takes to the stage looking like a mix of Dolly Parton and Joni Mitchell, armed only with an acoustic guitar and her own charisma and wit to guarantee an hour of wild entertainment.
Shirley Gnome: Real Mature plays on April 15, 16 and 17 at the Butterfly Clubas part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. For more information and to buy tickets, visit thebutterflyclub.com