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Wed, 20 Jun 2018, 7:00PM

Thu, 21 Jun 2018, 7:00PM


20 – 21 Jun 2018

Duration 1hr 10mins


Wed, 20 Jun 2018, 7:00PM

Thu, 21 Jun 2018, 7:00PM


Space Theatre


All Ages



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World Premiere; Adelaide Exclusive

From the time that Marie Antoinette was associated with the famous words “let them eat cake”, human beings have hungered for excess. Food. Sex. Success and validation. All innate human desires. But how many ‘likes’ on facebook, will make you feel full?

This is a song catalogue of sugary excess and sweet gratification. Johanna Allen returns in a premiere show exploring historical exorbitance and present day self-absorption: Madonna’s Material Girl on cello, Cole Porter’s Let’s Do It with body percussion, and Kylie’s Confide in Me in tango form. Popular music reimagined. Desire and devouring.

Reckless consumption has never sounded so good…

Johanna Allen is Sophia Loren, Peggy Lee and Kiri Te Kanawa rolled into one. Broadway World

Written and performed by Johanna Allen
Directed and choreographed by Michael Ralph
Hair and Make up: Kellie Ritchie
Stylist: Brendan de la Hay
Musical direction by Mark Simeon Ferguson
Designed by Brendan de la Hay

Image: Diana Carniato

Presented by Adelaide Festival Centre