By Tommy Bradson
7 - 21 January 2017
Presented by Virginia Hyam Productions and Griffin Independent
Part-vaudeville, part-cabaret, part-blood-bath, Nosferatutu is a musical meditation on art, beauty and solitude through the ages, in an orgy of bloodletting.
A ballet is about to begin. Backstage the dancer stretches. An usher closes the door and the lights make their slow descent to darkness. The air is electric, and the audience – hungry for show. The applause begins, and somewhere near the front, clapping so hard his hands hurt, is a vampire.
From the minds and mouths of multi-award winning raconteurs Sheridan Harbridge and Tommy Bradson, Nosferatutu is an outrageous and wild ride across the most sublime arias in history, gargled through a cocktail of human haematoma.
“…if there’s a more intriguing performer currently working in Sydney cabaret and theatre than Sheridan Harbridge, I certainly don’t know who it is…” – Time Out
“A haunting, desperate, cheeky, ranting, gyrating, hilarious and tragic exploration of love, betrayal and loneliness.” – ArtsHub
Please note there is use of haze, strobe and loud noises in this production… not to mention blood.
Director Sheridan Harbridge
Designer Ashisha Cunningham
Lighting Designer Alex Berlage
Musical Direction Steven Kreamer
Musicians Sally Schinckel-Brown, Olga Solar
Dancer Brandyn Kaczmarczyk
With Tommy Bradson and Sheridan Harbridge
Previews 7 – 10 January
Season 12 – 21 January
Monday – Saturday 7pm
Saturday 14 & 21 January 2pm & 7pm
75 minutes, no interval
“Nosferatutu is just the kind of silly, madcap fun a dramaphile needs…On one level it’s nonsense and hijinks, on another it’s deconstructing theatre, the vampire and dance genres, storytelling, even gender. If you have a sacred cow, the show wants to slay it (and drink its blood).” Time Out, Dee Jefferson
“On stage, Bradson is an enchanting performer, a Frankenstein monster assembled from our memories of Rowan Atkinson and Marc Almond at their respective best. He wields a kind of magic that is bizarre and confusing, but mostly, it is transportative, taking us effortlessly away to, well, anywhere else but here.” Suzy Goes See, Suzy Wrong
“Whey-faced, eyes picked out in kohl, and fitted with needle-like fangs, Bradson creates a compelling tragic-comic figure in Kevin, whose neurotic monologing comes at you with the force of a fire hose.” Jason Blake
“Bradson is a revelation of character, song and improvisational talent…Harbridge demonstrates spectacular talent for roping in the unexpected, and the more finessed components of physical comedy.” Broadway World, Brodie Paparella
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