If you’ve ever daydreamed about the days when gents wore three-piece suits and ladies dolled up in flapper finery, the upcoming Gangster’s Ball may be for you.
Hosted by the Metro Theatre during Sydney Fringe, the ball offers a chance to get gussied up in your vintage best for what sounds like a memorable night out. Embracing the entertainment of the 1920s-'50s, the evening includes live magic, vaudeville, cabaret and a turn from NSW’s reigning burlesque queen, Kelly Ann Doll.
Should you need a break from being a spectator, you can get all gangster and try your luck in the gambling den (pinstripes and spats compulsory) or pamper your inner-moll at the vintage styling parlour. Cocktails and a spot of drunken swing dancing are optional.
Can’t make the 7th? Catch a sideshow at Factory Theatre on Friday 20th featuring 10-piece swing band The Velvet Set and The Pretty Things Peepshow.