Tue 7 Jan at 7.00pm (preview)
Wed 8 Jan at 8.30pm (preview)
Thu 9 Jan at 6.00pm (preview)
Fri 10 Jan at 8.00pm
Sat 11 Jan at 4.30pm
Sun 12 Jan at 6.30pm
Tue 14 Jan at 6.00pm
Wed 15 Jan at 8.30pm
Thu 16 Jan at 5.30pm
Fri 17 Jan at 10.30pm
Sat 18 Jan at 5.00pm
Sun 19 Jan at 9.00pm
Tue 21 Jan at 5.30pm
Wed 22 Jan at 10.30pm
Thu 23 Jan at 5.30pm
Fri 24 Jan at 8.00pm
Sat 25 Jan at 3.00pm
Sun 26 Jan at 5.30pm
On 16 April 1975, a saucy hausfrau with a feather duster and a bare bottom stepped onto the stage of the Balmain Bijou and changed Australian theatre. Betty Blokk-Buster Follies was the talk of the town. The one-man show was hailed by The National Times as "the greatest thing since Rice Bubbles" and its creator, Reg Livermore, became a star.
The Bijou is no more (converted to apartments) but Betty lives again in a brand-new show by Red Line Productions (the multi-award-winning custodians of Sydney’s Old Fitzroy Theatre), directed by Craig Ilott (Velvet, Smoke & Mirrors) and starring the multi-talented Josh Quong Tart.
Inspired by the original 1975 staging and reimagined with Livermore’s imprimatur, this 21st century Betty Blokk-Buster invites Sydney Festival audiences into her tent show, where a live band and Betty’s coterie of reinvented has-beens, battlers, freaks and survivors are waiting to wow a new generation.
“[Livermore’s] shows in the '70s and early '80s were skilful, expressive and daring… [without them] the history of Australia's performing arts would be a great deal poorer and far less colourful” – The Sydney Morning Herald
Licensed Venue - under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Warning - this performance contains adult themes, swearing, smoke & haze effects
Recommended for ages 16+
Priority Entry tickets allow patrons first entry into the venue. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the performance to ensure early access is possible
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