Naked Dream

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Rachel Collis

Naked Dream

Venue Raffertys Theatre
Dates 14 March 2014

“…the great…underground cabaret talent of her time… the antipodean queen of truly original cabaret.” (Curtain Call)

Now attacking the piano like a savage, now pleading by it, now subverting it cheekily, singer/songwriter Rachel Collis and band present Naked Dream, a quirky, provocative and unpredictable collection of original songs.

A “consummate entertainer” said Megaphone Oz, “sheer genius”, said Australian Stage, declaring the “prodigy” of her songwriting.

Rachel’s songs take simple propositions into dangerous territory. She crosses time and space to dig out intriguing scenarios and weaves them into song: the dutiful wife of a super-hero, the fat thief who only does French doors, the explosively literal self-sabotage of a new shop-owner. As she weaves, she ups the ante. She tames the exotic, and in the next breath turns the familiar upside down. Her songs creep up and say ‘boo!’

Delightfully, it’s infused with humour.

For style, think Tim Minchin, Regina Spektor, or Ben Folds. And none of the above.

“When I say cabaret, it’s because I can’t find a better word. But if you’re expecting breathy intimacy, faux tragedy, slinky gowns, theatrical make-up and a narrative trajectory, forget it.” (Lloyd Bradford Syke)

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Dates & Times:
8:00pm, Friday 14 March

Adult $39, Conc., F/T Student, Child 16&U & Group 4+ $35*
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Ticket Prices

Adult $39
Concession $35
F/T Student $35
Child 16&U $35
Group 4+ $35

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