Over the last 7 or so years Michael Wheatley has established himself as a major part of the Australian fringe, cabaret and burlesque scene. With sell out shows, awards and nominations and shining reviews he is only going from strength to strength and is well renowned as a performer and a producer of the highest calibre. Be prepared to run the full gamut of emotions, have your senses heightened and mind enlightened with Michael’s performances. Bold, passionate, dripping with sex, engaging, and funny it’s easy to see why Michael has sky rocketed into the burlesque and cabaret scene and has already made an indelible mark across the country.
Forever In My Life - A Tribute to Prince
Michael has always had a close connection with Prince's music and art, from the first 7" single he bought in 1983, to performing the lead role in the Australian Prince Show in the early 90s, and to seeing Prince perform one of his very last shows ever in 2016.
Through the music of Prince, Michael explores the blurry lines between inspiration and imitation, the connection we feel we have with our idols, and the grief we can feel at the loss of someone we've never even met.
“This is massively entertaining — anything featuring the songs of Prince is bound to be — but it’s also wryly funny and more than a little bi”
Nathan Davies, The Advertiser
“Highly entertaining, great value for money, Fringe talent at its best. ”
Debbie Shearer, Sam About Town
“The cabaret versions of the songs are performed with passion and conviction. He does Prince justice...”
Anastasia Lambis - All About Entertainment, Arts Review