Arts & Entertainment

Gods Cowboys – Slouching Towards Bethlehem

After hanging up their boots for over 23 years, Australia’s favourite Gods Cowboys are back, and are following up their sold-out February reunion tour with a Christmas season performance at Petersham Bowling Club: Slouching Towards Bethlehem. 

George Catsi, David Delves and John Knowles make up the group, with each offering up their own array of talents. Slouching Towards Bethlehem will feature their much-loved comedy and satire, with some cabaret and costume changes thrown in as well. 

The group are best known for their religious satire, with George Catsi saying: “We’re evangelical cowboys…I mean it’s all satire. There’s just so much material.”

Gods Cowboys had been out of action for some time before this year, but the group’s reunion was a natural step in the right direction, said George. 

“It had been 23 years, so a long time since we’d performed together. But it was literally like we’d had a year off. It was such a warm experience. We couldn’t help ourselves!”

He went on to say: “We got a fantastic response earlier in the year. Some people who came could sing along to a lot of our songs. And then everyone came who knew us from since we performed 23 years ago.”

Slouching Towards Bethlehem will be a show filled with Christmas cheer and the group’s trademark satire.

“We critique, we comment, but it’s just high energy. It’s fun! It’s something for everyone. 

What we’re doing is we’re taking on Christmas.” 

George assures their Christmas show at The Bowlo is not to be missed, saying: “Audiences will experience a high energy, fun, unpredictable show. They’ll leave feeling in high spirits and joyful. It’s a really joyful show.”

Nov 30 & Dec 7. Petersham Bowling Club, 77 Brighton Street, Petersham. $20-$30+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.thepbc.org.au

 

By Madison Behringer