Arts & Entertainment

30 Something

Cabaret darling Catherine Alcorn and Australia’s award-winning musician, actor and comedian Phil Scott are joining forces this October and converging on the Hayes Theatre. Their cabaret-come-comedy show 30 Something will see the pair performing original and re-spun musical hits. 

Catherine and Phil are taking the audience back to New Year’s Eve, 1939. They’re in bohemian Kings Cross and will be counting down the final hour of the year in real-time. 

Disguised as a throwback theatre piece, 30 Something is, in fact, a glamorous, cleverly disguised commentary cabaret on today’s issues. 

“There was obviously a feeling in 1939 that the world was heading somewhere that, you know, was going to be a problem and had to be sorted out,” said Phil Scott. “And that is the overwhelming feeling now, that there’s a feeling that things can’t go on the way they are. I think it was a very similar feeling then.”

When considering the best person to execute such a high energy and poignant piece with, Phil immediately thought of Catherine, saying, “I’ve known Catherine for years and loved her work and thought I must work with her, and apparently, she thought the same thing!”

Despite the subtle nods and parallels to today’s climate, 30 Something is an hour of incredible cabaret, partying and live music. Catherine and Phil have combined to create an unmissable night of 1930’s fun. 

Describing the show, Phil said, “I think that the word ‘party’ sums it up, you know. It’s like going to a really good New Year’s Eve party where everyone’s having a fun time and whatever happens later, doesn’t matter, we’re going to party tonight.”

Until Oct 6. Hayes Theatre Co, 19 Greenknowe Avenue, Potts Point. $49-$59+b.f. Tickets & Info:


By Madison Behringer

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