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and the Peel Region
refresh your senses
We are the Dolphin Capital of the west with more
dolphins than anywhere else in the state.
Like getting wet? We have more dive sites than
there are days in the week.
We have more Koalas for you to cuddle than
anywhere else in Western Australia.
Wet your whistle at our world class wineries and
We’ve got more beach, bush and river trails than
you can explore in a week. So you might want to
stay a little longer.
We are one of the few places on the west coast
where your hotel over looks the Indian Ocean.
GAY AND LESBIAN
Candice McQueen is
cabaret star Spanky’s
feisty alter ego. In this
Candice McQueen shares
many stories from her
experiences of the
party-circuit over the past
few thousand years. We
love the teasing jabs at
90s pop-culture, songs
and fashion. De Parel
Spiegeltent, Feb 4-9.
IN VOGUE: SONGS
Michael Griffiths will
transform into Madonna as
you’ve never heard or seen
her before, sans accent,
costume or wig. Take the
musical journey through
Madge’s momentous life,
enjoying classic songs from
the Queen of Pop along the
way. De Parel Spiegeltent,
Spanky is back for another
only this time it’s the end
of the world as prophesied
by the Mayan calendar.
Join Spanky and four
apocalyptic visitors for
a wild night of fun. The
Spiegeltent, Feb 10-18.
BOTTOMS UP CIRCUS
Round up for Trixie
and Monkey’s latest
Twist and Turns
It’s a cliché of performing that when actors get nervous,
they imagine the audience in their underwear. For
Matthew Mitcham? “I start taking my clothes off. The
audience really loves it.” Matthew – former Olympian
diver, author, YouTube ukulele sensation, gay icon and
now cabaret performer – has always done things his
own way. So it’s no surprise his cabaret show Twists and
Tu r n s , based on his best-selling autobiography, is going
to be unlike anything you’ve seen before. “It’s going
to be as F-off awesome as possible,” he says, telling
us to expect a mix of singing, ukulele, trampolining,
dance music, confetti and acrobatics. But it’s not all fun
and games; the story also recounts Matthew’s darker
moments, like his struggle with drug addiction and
depression. “I think we’re really going to go through
that entire journey to really do justice to the extremes of
the experiences that I had.” But at the end of the day,
he wants the audience to have fun. “I want everyone to
be out of their seats dancing and bopping. It’s going to
be a really fun show.” De Parel Spiegeltent, Feb 1-8 .
BRIEFS: THE SECOND COMING
The all-male vaudeville circus from Brisbane has been thrilling crowds the world over,
and we can’t wait until it returns to our shores. Expect a hermaphrodite magician,
ballsy humour and drag terrorism in the all-new outrageous show – or better yet,
expect nothing, and leave your mind open to being blown. The West Australian
Spiegeltent, Jan 28-Feb 9.
Expect daring trapeze,
and skilful striptease in
this outrageous night of
The West Australian
Spiegeltent, Feb 11-16.
The unapologetic diva Yana
Alana is back to bare all in
her first solo performance.
A night with Yana is one
you won’t forget, with
her dark humour, bluesy
songs and, of course, a bit
of burlesque. The West
Between the Cracks (photography Peter Leslie).
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