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Sat, 23 Jun 2018, 4:00PM


9 – 23 Jun 2018

Duration 1hr


Sat, 23 Jun 2018, 4:00PM


Quartet Bar, Adelaide Festival Centre


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Adelaide Cabaret Festival welcomes audiences to three very special discussions with some of the movers, shakers and renegades who’ve helped shape the modern cabaret scene.


9 JUNE: The Tivoli Years

Tracing the origins and far reaching influence of Australian vaudeville, music theatre and circus, from its early beginnings to its powerful impact on film, radio and television.

Steve Vizard hosts this discussion from Mo MaCackie to the Tivoli circuit. He is joined by guests that include Mark Holden who will discuss his family’s circus history.

Adelaide Festival Centre and the Australian Research Council have commissioned Steve Vizard to research and develop a script about Australia’s greatest vaudevillian, comedian, radio broadcaster and entertainer, Roy “Mo” Rene as part of the Beyond the Stage project. Steve will be sharing findings from this research in The First Unsettlers, and will also be presenting at the Beyond The Stage: A Creative Arts Symposium at the State Library of South Australia on 14 and 15 June.


16 JUNE: The New York Underground

Ali McGregor leads a discussion with Joey Arias and Amber Martin on the alternative cabaret and performance scene and its impact on the contemporary scene.

23 JUNE: The First Australians

Producer Angela Flynn talks to the cast of Mission Songs Project about the past, present and bright future of cabaret as a platform for Indigenous voices and stories.

Presented by Adelaide Festival Centre