The hair-raising Moira Finucane in The Burlesque Hour More
(photographs by Heidrun Lohr, click on the images to enlarge)
I fear I have misled you, gentle reader. (And, well, I'm
feeling misled!) It turns out The Burlesque Hour More
is not so much a sequel as a remix. I reckon that two-thirds to three-quarters of the material comes from the original show
. That's all fine and dandy if you didn't catch it first time around -- it's absolutely worth seeing -- but there are few surprises... and surprise is an important element of the show.
Azaria Universe has a couple of clever new contributions: one brilliantly complements Ms Universe's bearded lady hula-hoop routine, the other turns her into the Michelin Woman.
This time around, there are guest spots each night from luminaries such as "Strawberry Girl" Maudie Davey and macho man extraordinaire Angus Cerini (who performed on first night).
***** ***** ***** ***** *****
To the two of you hanging out to read my review of Know No Cure
, it is spending the day -- possibly the whole weekend -- with the Herald & Weekly Times lawyers. (Ah, the joys of trapezing with a safety net!) (In a publishing environment that finds criticism 'unpalatable', that's kinda reassuring. Esoteric Rabbit has a comprehensive and thoughtful rundown
on the latest attack on fair comment...)
Actually, all the organs I write for have good lawyers. Fairfax can't afford to fight -- and even less afford to lose -- so they tend to be the sharpest and most cautious "lawmen" (that's like gunmen, Kerryn, honest). HWT fights to the death, so is usually pretty gung ho.
Even The Big Issue can call on the cavalry in times of need. Before the 2000 Olympics, the bully boys in Sydney were threatening to impose massive fines on the Big Ish if we didn't get our (homeless and long-term unemployed) vendors off the streets. Corrs Chambers Westgarth -- long-time pro bono
sponsors of the Big Ish -- charged in to our defence.
Corrs, bless 'em, also support OXFAM, The Salvos, RSPCA, Very Special Kids, you name it...
BERLIN IN BERLIN
And, finally, for all our Euro-readers... I've updated the tour dates for Lou Reed's concert performances of Berlin. There are new (or additional) stops in the UK and Italy.
Moira Finucane as "The Queen of Hearts"
Labels: Azaria Universe, Lou Reed, Moira Finucane, tour dates