One Night with Bonnie Weaver

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Upstairs at Distill Cocktail Bar

286 Rundle St, Adelaide , SA, 5000

Content warnings: M

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About this event

Replace the absinthe with Gin, Erik Satie with Sidekick, and Marlene Dietrich with Bonnie Weaver and you've got an Adelaide Fringe style 'Le Chat Noir'!

You'll fall in love with broken Bonnie Weaver, an exquisite representation of the passive but dominant femme fatale who made the origins of French and German cabaret sexy. But our Bonnie is about to experience a very unsexy breakdown. As she oscillates between her scripted show and recounting personal experiences she begins to confide in her audience and all the while her faithful Sidekick's fingers dance across the piano. The show must go on and Bonnie will dazzle you with Jazz, soothe you with a sultry ballad and beguile you with the blues.

Last year's Fringe award winner Caetlyn Collins won't disappoint those of you who love an extra good dose of bourgeoisie melodrama, dark sophisticated humour, song and sexual innuendo.

Presented by:
Caetlyn Collins

Caetlyn is a graduate of Adelaide college of the Arts and has expressed her talents in film, theatre, cabaret and script-writing. Her recent works include Conversation with Goddesses, directed by Louise McCabe, Raising the Bar, a feature film adopted by Disney and ‘Who is Bumble Weaver’ which debuted in the 2015 Fringe Festival and announced winner of the Minter Ellison ‘Fringe and Beyond Award’. This year Caetlyn was mentored by Terence Crawford, an actor, playwright, teacher and director. Together they developed Caetlyn’s newly written cabaret ‘One Night with Bonnie Weaver’ A fresh spin on the ‘Le Chat Noir’ style cabaret with original songs composed by Richard Davies, a Melbourne based music theatre writer. Bonnie’s pianist is played by, Gareth Chin, a working musician within such ensembles as the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and The Zephyr Quartet. Lizzy Falkland (director) says “ This is a great opportunity to collaborate with an emerging performer and a seasoned musician".

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