Kate Herbert is theatre reviewer, Herald Sun, Melbourne & formerly for Melbourne Times. Kate is a director & produced playwright (20 plays). Scripts published by Currency Press. She worked as an actor, comedian, improviser & teacher of Acting, Improvisation & Playwriting. Kate is currently Convenor of Professional Writing & Editing, Swinburne University. Read her reviews here or at: www.heraldsun.com.au/entertainment/arts. NB Explorer Browser doesn't always work on blog.
Friday, 16 October 2015
Rituals of Art & Hatred, opens Tues 27 Oct 2015
By Michael Dalley Butterfly Club Tues 27 Oct -7 Nov, 2015 at 8.30pm
Here's a show I'm keen to see later this month. KH
From Media Release (this is not my review):
Michael Dalley is bringing his hit show of
the Adelaide and Melbourne Cabaret Festivals ‘Rituals of Art and Hatred’ to The Butterfly Club.
Over the last decade, he has charmed
audiences with his highly theatrical cabaret shows, including ‘Vaudeville X’, ‘Urban
Display Suite’, ‘Intimate Apparel’, and ‘Death in White Linen’. Whilst being
thrilled to have won two Green Room Awards, Dalley is still livid at not winning
the other ten for which he was nominated.
Michael Dalley is the master of satirical
song writing. ‘Rituals of Art and Hatred’
is acompilation of the best songs of
Dalley’s career such as, ‘The C Word’s
Back in Town’, ‘Shit Art of the Mornington Peninsula’, ‘The Passive Aggressive
Filipino Amway Lady’, and ‘I Love
Private School Boys Doing Satire’.
Accompanied by his long time musical
coordinator John Thorn, Dalley performs songs parodying today’s social
conventions and affectations. Underscoring his material is the tension between
his revolutionary impulses and his aspirational, bourgeois lifestyle.
Possessing a winning personality paired
with an educated and insightful intellect, Dalley will have you laughing at the
world, and more importantly, yourselves. “My
duty is the truth. I’m not one to patronise. I’d much prefer to break your
heart than flatter you with lies.”
of Art and Hatred’ will take you on a pilgrimage
from the profane to the ridiculous. Come and be blessed!