08/09/2011 - 17/09/2011
Imagine: Rocky Horror meets Baron von Münchausen and gets wrapped in a cloak of Cirque du Soleil…
Gravity-defying stunts, glorious imagery, music, trickery and sensuous comedy — this is Monster Burlesque.
A late-night burlesque variety show unlike anything seen in New Zealand before.
From the moment the audience walks through the doors of Wellington’s historic Paramount Theatre, they’ll find themselves immersed in another world — swept up in a carnivalesque playground. With ticket in hand, like a fantastical backstage pass, they’ll head for their seats and enter the surreal and spectacular world of Monster Burlesque.
For 75 minutes they’ll be presented with an eclectic blend of dance, comedy, theatre, circus and music combined with a kaleidoscope of sumptuous costumes. Inside the theatre, full-sized fluffy monsters will take to the stage in colourful furs to perform Bollywood dance, hip hop, monster raps and martial arts tricking. Sparkling fighting roosters will grace the stage, along with operatic arias, bloody beauties and elegant dancers in gorgeous tui costumes. Last but not least, jazz-dancing werewolves will perform thrilling aerial circus feats.
Monster Burlesque will be a spectacle not easily forgotten. The audience will take this unique experience home with them feeling enriched, entertained and utterly delighted.
8, 9, 10 Sept & 15, 16, 17 Sept 10:30pm
Paramount Theatre, 25 Courtenay Place, Wellington
Cost: $46 / $36
Featuring: Tanya Drewery as The Magenta Diamond, Vaune Mason as The Avian Belle, Venus Starr, Maria Dabrowska, Emma Phillips and Will Barling.
Outrageously silly, often thought-provoking and sometimes sexy
Review by Greer Robertson 09th Sep 2011
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