After selling out in just two hours, Sydney’s most iconic cabaret night, Show Queen, returns with a stellar line-up of local talent throughout October.
Hosted by the inimitable Trevor Ashley, Show Queen returns socially distant, but still as fabulous as ever. Moving down the road to the Paddo RSL Showroom, continuing with new shows on Sunday 4, 11 and 25 October
Headlining the evening on 4 October is Australia’s own Prince of Polyester, the hilarious Bob Downe. Recently returned star of the US Tour of Come From Away is our own Marika Aubrey with a night of sensational vocals on 11 October. To round out the month, we are thrilled to welcome the Helpmann Award winning star of Kinky Boots, Callum Francis on 25 October.
They will all be ably supported by musical directors Bev Kennedy and Steven Kreamer with our Showqueen band, plus support acts including: Georgina Hopson (Secret Garden, Ragtime), Seann Miley Moore (X Factor UK, Sweet Charity), Monique Salle (In The Heights, Hair), Robert McDougall (Secret Garden, Les Miserables), Brendan De La Hay (The Philosopher’s Strip) and the legendary Shauna Jensen.
Beginning in 2008, Trevor Ashley created Show Queen as a way to showcase the plethora of talent in cabaret and musical theatre. Over the years we have seen everyone from iOTA to Paul Capsis, Alison Jiear to Genevieve Lemon and literally hundreds of Australian cabaret artists. Now, after the arts has been decimated due to COVID-19, it’s more important than ever to support local talent.
“I am so thrilled to be able to bring Show Queen back at a time when we all need to see some live performances,” says Trevor. “I’ve missed seeing my favourite artists and it’s time we went back to a venue – safely – to create magic in a room again!”
Show Queen Returns takes place at the Paddo RSL Showroom, 220 Oxford Street, Paddington on Sundays: 4, 11 and 25 October 2020 – 7.30pm. For more information and bookings, visit: www.showqueen.com.au for details.
Image: Show Queen Returns (supplied)
SHOW QUEEN – SLEAZE!
Sunday 4 October 2020
We celebrate some of the best LGBTQ+ talent on what used to be the Sleaze Ball weekend. Hosted by Trevor Ashley, join Australia’s Prince of Polyester, the fabulous Bob Downe in a live set. He is supported by Brendan De La Hay (The Philosopher’s Strip), Seann Miley Moore (X Factor UK, Sweet Charity) and the legendary Shauna Jensen.
SHOW QUEEN – MARIKA AND HER MATES
Sunday 11 October 2020
We are so thrilled to welcome home the fabulous Marika Aubrey, fresh from starring in the US Tour of Come From Away. Marika is known to audiences for her star turn as Mrs Wormwood in Matilda the Musical, opposite Rob Mills in The Last Five Years and as Aldonza in Man of La Mancha opposite Tony Sheldon. She will be joined by Trevor Ashley and a bunch of her great mates.
SHOW QUEEN – CALLUM FRANCIS
Sunday 25 October 2020
In his Sydney cabaret debut, we are thrilled to welcome the Helpmann award winning star of Kinky Boots, Callum Francis as our final October headliner. Hosted by Trevor Ashley, we are also excited to welcome back to Show Queen Georgina Hopson (Secret Garden, Ragtime), Monique Salle (In The Heights, Hair), and Robert McDougall (Secret Garden, Les Miserables).