Feature image by Andre Castellucci
Today The Garden of Unearthly Delights announces its jam-packed 2021 program after a sneak peek in December of last year.
Highlights from the reimagined COVID-safe wonderland include a socially distanced yet fabulously fun drag brunch party, a reclined Hot Dub experience, and a comedy gala with a very cheeky nod to a missing South Australian car race.
Smashed – The Brunch Party starting at 10:30am every weekend is sure to give audiences the morning-start they never knew they needed, featuring a smorgasbord of world-class cabaret, fierce drag and jaw-dropping circus performers.
As always there’s no shortage of comedy on the line-up with Lano & Woodley back together again, Fiona O’Loughlin and Arj Barker’s return to The Garden; plus, a special comedy gala event (and a cheeky nod to the missing car race this season), Chicksal 500 brings together a female-power-house line-up in Cal Wilson, Denise Scott, Nikki Britton, and Lizzy Hoo.
There will also be plenty of music on offer, The Garden will host a diverse range of musical offerings in 2021 including; Nobody’s Business (The Bessie Smith Story) which follows the life of “The Empress Of Blues” Bessie Smith. Sophie Koh’s Book of Songs highlights her diversion from pop into contemporary-classical; the Hot Dub Time Machine gang present the ultimate “chill-experience” with RECLINE.
Today’s launch adds to the already announced shows from The Garden’s sneak peek, which included The Umbilical Brothers, Kate Ceberano, Tommy Little, Tripod and Dom Chambers.
Co-Director of the Garden of Unearthly Delights Michelle Buxton is excited to be able to share the program.
“We are very proud to unveil The Garden of Unearthly Delights 2021 program. These incredible performing artists are among the finest this country has to offer and I’m both delighted and thankful that together we can be part of the rebirth of live performance in Australia.”
“It has certainly been a journey to make this season happen and there were definitely moments during 2020 when I thought we would not be able to proceed – which makes this moment all the more special.”
The Garden of Unearthly Delights will kick off on February 19 and run through to March 21.
The full program can be viewed here