The Camelot Lounge in Marrickville will be transformed into an American 1950s Speakeasy to tell the tale of exotic dancer Little Egypt and her infamous club. The concert drama illustrates a thrilling, upbeat, and fast-paced theatrical show from Sydney’s hottest performers.
“We’re taking the audience into the club,” says writer, producer and star of the show, Lucian McGuiness, “so rather than musical theatre, it’s more like a concert tied together by all this theatre and dance. We really try and engage the audience to take part in the story and get up and dance!”
Little Egypt’s Speakeasy is the next step in evolution from their original show, Little Egypt’s Burlesque, which premiered at the Sydney Fringe Festival in 2010. The show will include a combination of well known music form the era, a hilarious script and rip-roaring vocal performances.
“There’s a number of pop songs about Little Egypt, most famously recorded by The Coasters originally and then by Elvis Presley. My attraction to this project started with that particular music, the music from the ‘50s,” says McGuiness.
The blistering rhythm and blues, hot and naughty routines, and uproarious dialogue make this production a must-see. (CT)
Nov 6-9, Django Bar, Camelot Lounge, 19 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville, $35, stickytickets.com.au/camelot
BY CIARAN TOBIN