Feeling a little cold this winter? Need something to warm you up? Let Velvet Helmet do the honours at their latest cabaret and variety night, courtesy of a dark and intriguing showcase of Brisbane’s finest artists.
A Mid Winter's Dream is their July theme, and with that in mind, they're conjuring up a surrealist, Gothic vision of Shakespearean grandeur. It's the kind of show where you won't feel out of place dressing in your finest laces and satins, for example. It's also a feast of wondrous entertainment designed to lift your spirits and transport you to many altered realities.
Of course, that's a big claim, but it is one that curator — and local actor and comedian Genevieve Butler — aims to back up. Her lineup includes object manipulator and contortionist Thomas Stewart as Melon the Human, satirical song and dance Crooners for Spooners, and a ghostly take on Ophelia’s relationship with Hamlet. Plus, there's music from James Halloran with Laura Driver, as well as Matt O’Neill and the Whales of Anguish. Now that'll heat things up.