10 – 22 Febuary
Blak Cabaret is our star-studded gala to unleash Season 2015. A raucous addition to Southbank’s inaugural SummerSalt Outdoor Arts Festival, we invite you to join us for a night of sparkling variety that assembles some of Australia’s finest Indigenous musicians, comedians and dancers on stage in our forecourt and under the stars.
During the warm nights of February, Malthouse Theatre is hosting an open-air fiesta, with a pre-show barbeque, cabaret table-style seating and an outdoor bar that will keep the good times flowing throughout the night. Fresh from a sold-out season at Sydney Festival, the unstoppable diva Constantina Bush (Kamahi Djordon King, The Shadow King) flips Australia’s history on its head and blazes onto the stage as a forgotten queen from a distant land, taking no prisoners and claiming this terra nullius as her own. And she’s bringing with her blak royalty.
Join Constantina and a host of Australia’s most celebrated radicals including Kutcha Edwards, Deline Briscoe, Nikki Ashby, Bart Willoughby and Emma Donovan for an uproarious and subversive party that lights up the night with music, comedy and dance.