ELIZABETH: a new collaboration between indie-pop singer/songwriter Lisa Crawley and Edinburgh Fringe First Award Winners Bullet Heart Club premieres at Melbourne Fringe Festival
One of Australasia’s most well-respected musicians, Lisa Crawley, makes her cabaret debut at this year’s Melbourne Fringe, starring as her alter-ego Elizabeth. Recollections of late night gigs collide with retro vibes in this intimate new work.
Set over a single evening, Elizabeth features original indie-pop songs and real stories drawn from late night stints playing piano in Melbourne’s hidden hotel bars. A dirty wink from a pervert, a Rod Stewart look alike that won’t leave you alone and some drunk chick who yells “we love what you’re doing darl, but do you mind turning it down a bit?”
Lisa Crawley has opened for the likes of John Mayer, Jools Holland, Simply Red, Paul Weller, and has played alongside music legends Tim Finn and Pete Murray. However, none of that is half as intimidating as opening up to audiences about what’s really going on inside her head when playing for tips.
The AU Review has described Crawley as “A breath of fresh air, it’s no wonder Crawley has become one of the country’s most respected ladies in the game.” Edinburgh Fringe First Award winning theatre makers Bullet Heart Club (Daffodils) have taken Lisa Crawley’s personal writings and original pop songs as the inspiration for this new cabaret, which will be directed by Kitan Petkovski in his Melbourne debut. Playwright Rochelle Bright is working alongside Crawley to unpick what hides behind this enigmatic showgirl’s ‘smile’.
Elizabeth premieres on 18th September and runs for a strictly limited 7-night season. Please note, capacity is limited to 40 seats per night. Early bookings are highly recommended.
Dates: 18th – 24th September 2017
Time: 8:30pm (60min) / Cost: $25 – $32 (booking fees apply)
Venue: The Butterfly Club, 5 Carson Place, Melbourne