What’s the central premise of your show?
It’s influenced by the city of New Orleans and the best party on earth, Mardi Gras. In the past these types of infamous festivities were hosted by secret societies competing to uphold the most lavish party in their quarter.
If you had to pitch your show to a stranger, what would you say?
If a New Orleans Mardi Gras street party and a circus had a baby, it would be this show! SOCIETY is a blend of high-octane circus, Cajun exuberance, New Orleans street party style music and all the things that make the French Quarter a unique place to party.
What do you want the audience to take away from your show?
We want audiences to be bombarded with music, daredevil acrobatics and lots of high octane visuals. The show is designed to be an all-alluring, all-encompasing onslaught on the senses. Nothing is off limits in this indulgent circus cabaret.
What’s the strangest thing that’s happened to you on stage?
Well the cast is pretty loose and a lot of fun. One night during my ‘wardrobe malfunction’, the artists hid my pants on me and so for the finale I had to enter wearing nothing but my cravat covering my junk; that is now permanently part of the show.
What motivated you to get involved with Melbourne Fringe in the first place?
When I started as a producer, Melbourne Fringe was the ‘homecoming festival’ for me. It’s so nice to perform and put on a show in our amazing city! Melbourne has it all and we love it!
SOCIETY is on at the Wonderland Spiegeltent in Fed Square from Tuesday September 17 to Sunday September 29 (bar Mondays and Tuesday). Grab your tickets via the Fringe website.