Production still for "Blak Cabaret". L-R: Kamahi Djordon King as Constantina Bush, Kutcha Edwards. Photographer: Pia Johnson
Blak Cabaret (2015)
10 February 2015 – 22 February 2015 The Malthouse
Malthouse Theatre, Summersalt Festival,
Blak Cabaret is a deadly take on black–white relations, a vision of blak invasion that flips our Australian history on its head. Unstoppable diva Constantina Bush blazes onto the stage as a forgotten Queen from a distant land, giving the wayward white savages the finger and claiming this terra nullius as her own. Majestic, outrageous, and ball-breakingly funny, Queen Constantina takes no prisoners as she stakes her claim over this god-forsaken country. And she’s bringing with her blak royalty.
Performed in the Courtyard at the Malthouse after a season for the Sydney Festival in January. Also performed in Sale on 21 May, the Tanks Arts Centre (Edge Hill, Queensland) 28-29 July and The Lighthouse (Darwin), 11-14 August.
"CONSTANTINA BUSH IS NOT AFRAID TO PUSH THE BOUNDARIES ... HER DEMEANOUR — TOTALLY UNAFFECTED BY HER OWN JOKES — WAS SIMILAR TO THAT OF KIM FROM KATH AND KIM, AND SO TOO WAS THE FEIGNED IGNORANCE TO HER OWN INAPPROPRIATENESS."
— ABC Online
Production still for "Blak Cabaret". L-R: Kamahi Djordon King as Constantina Bush. Photographer: Pia Johnson
Production still for "Blak Cabaret". Photographer: Pia Johnson
Production still for "Blak Cabaret". L-R: Nikki Ashby, Kamahi Djordon King. Photographer: Pia Johnson
Presented in assocaiiton with SummerSalt Outdoor Arts Festival 2015 — the spectacular new celebration of Melbourne's creativity. Proudly supported by VicHealth Arts About Us.