QUEENSLAND REGIONAL TOUR 2022
25 - 26 MARCH • QLD CABARET FEST • JUDITH WRIGHT CENTRE, BRISBANE
19 MAY • LONGREACH CIVIC AND CULTURAL CENTRE
20 MAY • BLACKALL MEMORIAL HALL
21 MAY • TAMBO SHIRE HALL
22 MAY • MORANBAH ARTS CENTRE
26 MAY • CUNNAMULLA SHIRE HALL
27 MAY • THARGOMINDAH COMMUNITY CENTRE
28 MAY • QUILPIE SHIRE HALL
29 MAY • JUNDAH TOWN HALL
30 MAY • ARAMAC TOWN HALL
31 MAY • MUTTABURRA MEMORIAL HALL
2 JUNE • CHARLEVILLE TOWN HALL
4 JUNE • GOONDIWINDI CINEMA & THEATRE
17 JUNE • EUDLO HALL
18 JUNE • COOLUM CIVIC CENTRE
24 JUNE • MALENY COMMUNITY CENTRE
25 JUNE • THE MAJESTIC THEATRE, POMONA
26 JUNE • SALTWATER ECO TOURS, MOOLOOLABA
THE BABUSHKA BOOK CLUB
Three unlikely bibliophiles deconstruct the classics, try to look smarter than they are and drink a lot of pinot grigio. After performing to rapturous applause at Queensland Cabaret Festival, Melbourne Cabaret Festival and Adelaide Fringe Festival, the three girls of Babushka want to discuss some serious literature and expand the membership of their bawdy book club.
Following hit tours of Happily Ever After and Doll, the girls are back with The Babushka Book Club to dive into the pages your favourite novels, be it chick lit, the NY Times best seller, or the well-thumbed erotic thriller on your bedside table.
Be entertained by a wickedly funny cabaret that features the iconic music of Kate Bush and Billie Eilish through to Blondie and Bananarama, as Babushka turns your best loved novels inside-out and colours them various shades of grey.
Babushka will give Elizabeth Bennett a make-up tutorial, slap the handcuffs on Christian, and say ‘boy, bye!’ to Heathcliff. These licentious literary critics, (who totally read the book before they saw the movie), demand a fresh look at Jane Austen and some more snacks. Pass the brie!
The Babushka Book Club has been developed with the support of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
Developed by Alicia Cush, Judy Hainsworth, Laura Coutts, Bridget Boyle & Penny Challen
Director Bridget Boyle
Designer Penny Challen
Lighting Design/Concept Geoff Squires
Creative/Performer Alicia Cush
Creative/Performer/Writer Judy Hainsworth
Creative/Performer Laura Coutts
Pianists Luke Volker & Jake Bristow
Musical Director Alicia Cush
Musical arrangements by Luke Volker & Alicia Cush
Premiering and Touring Qld in 2022