New Twist in Cabaret Return

Hothouse Theatre’s popular Galah Bar is set to return, bringing to life an old school TV format featuring cabaret performances of music, comedy, magic, circus and celebrity guest interviews.

Galah Bar Producer Beck Palmer says COVID times have prompted a fresh approach to the live performance platform.

“We’ve created Galah Bar TV, a mix of a late night TV talk show, mixed with the cabaret and music and featuring interviews with three local personalities, all filmed in front of a live studio audience,” Beck said.

Due to limited numbers being able to attend the live event, it will be streamed as part of the Upstream Festival of Art + Culture in March.

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“The show will be streamed in the Cube courtyard – which will be a kind of outdoor festival event that people can buy tickets for and watch it streamed, and there’s also some live music for that as well. Or you can buy a ticket and watch it live streamed into your home.”

Interviews with local personalities will be conducted by Kylie King and feature contrasting life journeys including vet turned politician Justin Clancy, a journalist who has become a doctor later in life, Amy Coopes and Andrew Houlihan who has just completed an incredible journey, the Dakar Rally.

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