The Exotic Lives of Lola Montez
DATES: 28-30 September
VENUE: Gasworks Arts Park - Gasworks Theatre
In 1855, the wildest showgirl of the 19th century, Lola Montez, toured Australia and its goldfields. The scandal is legend.
Written by award-winning playwright Jackie Smith and directed by world famous cabaret star Moira Finucane comes the tale of the woman who horsewhipped the editor of the Ballarat Times for a bad review. Her erotic Spider Dance was “the most libertinish and indelicate performance that could be given on the public stage” (Sydney Morning Herald, 1855). She swung down mineshafts on a single rope with a flute of champagne in her hand. She escaped arrest dressed only in her jewels.
Revel in a tale woven by award-winning actress (and direct descendant of Lola herself) Caroline Lee, and Parisian dance siren Holly Durant.
Created in partnership with Her Majesty’s Ballarat.
This project is supported by Creative Victoria.
Thanks to our friends at #MelbojurneFringeFestival Bohemian Rhapsody Club and Online Magazine proudly covering the 30 Sep event (media: Nadia Pleshkova ) Please stay tuned for more details.