The ever charismatic and entertaining director Simone Pulga once again invited The Plus Ones to the The Butterfly Club’s curated summer 2017-18 program, with matching cocktails. One of our perennial favourites in the independent arts space, there is much to admire how Simone and crew run their venue. The club hosted over 1300 performances last year alone, and with its central CBD laneway location, amazing bars it is an easy destination for some theatre, cabaret, comedy if not just a cool date/hangout place.
The summer program begins in late November running to February. Here are some picks sure to please if you love weird cabaret, freaky puppets, chamber opera or close-up magic. And cocktails, of course!
Betty Grumble: LOVE & ANGER (or Sex Clown Saves The World AGAIN!) 28 November to 3 December
The award winning sex-clown queer diva Betty Grumble returns to Melbourne stages – think twice before inviting your nanna to this particular thrilling and terrifying show.
More Pudding Anyone? 12 December to 17 December
Take a break from Christmas shopping and come see The Robertson’s celebrate their Christmas with nothing quite going right in a raucous comedy show.
Genuinely Impossible 9 January to 14 January
Magician and former Big Brother celeb Lawson Reeves promises to wow with his wit, dry humour and genuinely impossible magic.
When I awoke 23 January to 28 January
You don’t get many opportunities to come to an n international premiere of a chamber opera, told in real time!
Love Bird 30 January to 4 February
A story of a girl and her pet bird. Of if you want more details, an anthropomorphised bird-pet behaving in a sexually innapropriate way towards an adult playing the role of a child. Woah.
Mikelangelo & Anusha: Siblings 13 February to 18 February
All off The Butterfly Club’s crew raved about this Cabaret-with-a-capital C duo, convincing us that this is a cannot-miss premiere.
Christian G. is an international man of mystery; lover of books, cats and the performing arts; moonlighting as a finance professional by day.
The season program runs from 28 November 2017 until 25 of February 2018.
The Butterfly Club venue is at 5 Carson Place, off Little Collins St, CBD.
Tickets can be purchased at the venue.