SA Premiere

Michael Wheatley - No Rest for the Wicked

Cabaret / Burlesque
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Fringe veteran, genre crossing, quintuple threat Michael Wheatley is showing no signs of slowing down. If there's no rest for the wicked then, Sydney sing and fling maestro, Michael Wheatley is like the Devil with chronic insomnia and a collection of vintage keyboards blocking the door to the bedroom. No Rest for the Wicked is Michael in his natural environment, behind a grand piano, with a bourbon, a microphone, the Dirty Carpet Disco Band and a bevvy of his burlesque besties including the effervescent Miss Kelly Ann Doll joining him as he shares his insights on lust, love and writing songs for strippers. Funky beats, burlesque, live music, dad jokes.
"A voice that's downright f*ckable" Dan Murphy, Brag Magazine.
"Wheatley's stage presence was grand" ★★★★ Brandon Taylor, Australia Times.

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Michael Wheatley

In 2010 Michael Wheatley threw his hat in the ring to sing a couple of songs for the cabaret production Noir Revue and 6 years on became co-producer and musical director for the show with a 4.5 star, sell-out 2016 FRINGE WORLD, Adelaide and Canberra Fringe Festival run. He has also been co-producing with his burly bestie Miss Kelly Ann Doll the Bustie nominated burlesque industry night Red Light Confidential since 2012, a show that recently sold out at FRINGE WORLD 2017, Adelaide Fringe 2017 and Darwin Fringe 2017. He is, alongside Kelly Ann Doll and Memphis Mae, co-producer of the Sydney Burlesque Gala, was MC for Burlesque Idol Australia (nominated “Best Cabaret” FRINGE WORLD 2016) for 3 and a half years as well as a regular host for RAW artist showcases and Big Bang Burlesque Qld.

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La Boheme

For years La Bohème has worked to provide an intimate and professional environment for all manner of independent performers, establishing a reputation as Adelaide's home of cabaret. There are two options for performance spaces, the Main Stage (Main Room) and Cabinet Room (Upstairs). The Main Room can comfortably seat 60 patrons and is one of the busiest single room venues throughout the Adelaide Fringe and home to the Cabaret Fringe Festival. The main room is fully equipped with professional sound tech and lighting, along with a professional tech, front of house staff and bar team. This is required to ensure premium quality and security of the venue, unless prior negotiations or an exception of regular or multiple performances is in place. The Cabinet Room offers similar features (with minimal lighting options) and is the perfect space for 40 seated patrons.

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The Cabinet Room (Upstairs) at La Boheme

36 Grote St, Adelaide, SA, 5000


The Cabinet Room (Upstairs) at La Boheme

36 Grote St, Adelaide, SA, 5000

Content Warnings

Coarse Language: Strong

Sexual References: Frequent / Strong

Age Suitability: 18+

Nudity Level: Frequent / Strong