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Thu, 17 Jun 2021, 7:30PM

Fri, 18 Jun 2021, 7:30PM

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Sun, 20 Jun 2021, 5:30PM

Dates

17 – 20 Jun 2021

Duration 1hr 25mins

Interval (no interval)

Times

Thu, 17 Jun 2021, 7:30PM

Fri, 18 Jun 2021, 7:30PM

Sat, 19 Jun 2021, 5:00PM

Sat, 19 Jun 2021, 9:00PM

Sun, 20 Jun 2021, 5:30PM

Venue

Dunstan Playhouse

Suitability

Ages 18 and up

Prices

Premium

Adult $79.00

A Reserve

Adult $74.00

Concession $69.00

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Course Language, Nudity, Strobe Lighting, Haze Effect, Adult Themes

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Adelaide Premiere | Australia

On 16 April 1975, a saucy hausfrau with a feather duster and a bare bottom stepped onto the stage of the Balmain Bijou to change the face of Australian Theatre. Betty Blokk-Buster Follies was the talk of the town. The one-man show was hailed by The National Times as “the greatest thing since Rice Bubbles” and its creator, Reg Livermore, became a star.

The Bijou is no more (converted to apartments) but Betty lives again in a brand-new show by Red Line Productions.

Inspired by the original 1975 staging and reimagined with Livermore’s imprimatur, this 21st century Betty Blokk Buster invites audiences back into the theatre, where a live band and Betty’s coterie of reinvented has-beens, battlers, freaks and survivors are waiting to wow a new generation.

★★★★½ - Simply extraordinary. A revelation Sydney Morning Herald
★★★★ - It is a homage to Livermore and a wonderful reminder of his massive impact on Australian theatre while reinventing the material for audiences today Limelight Magazine
★★★★ - A bare-arsed, sexy-as-hell triumph Stage Noise

Director: Craig Ilott
Writing By: Mary Rachel Brown, Louis Nowra, Reg Livermore 
Lighting Designer: Trent Suidgeest
Set Designer: Brian Thomson
Costume Designer: Tim Chappel
Musical Director: Andrew Worboys
Choreography: Ellen Simpson
Sound Designer: Anthony Lorenz

Image: Daniel Linnet

Presented by Adelaide Festival Centre