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Bild-Lilli presents the true and mercurial
fortunes of Lilli – the 1950s German prototype
for the Barbie doll. Savvy, sassy, hard drinking
and smoking hot, Lilli began ‘life’ as a tabloid
cartoon in the Hamburg newspaper Bild,
became a popular German men’s toy, and in a
severe twist of ironic economics now delights
little girls worldwide. Scheisse!
The prequel to Elena Knox’s hit 2007 show
Lapdog, Bild-Lilli has been curated to open
Malthouse Theatre’s inaugural Helium
season of 5 Australian works by independent
ensembles in the Tower Theatre.
Bild-Lilli is an eclectic combination of cutting
edge cabaret and punishing physical theatre.
It explores with a wry sense of humour just
how a hypermodern society can trash even a
glamorous lady of fashion.
On show from July 20 - Aug 4. All tix $25.
More info: malthousetheatre.com.au/helium
11th Arab Film Festival
The 11th Arab Film Festival will tour to
Parramatta, Melbourne and Canberra from
June 28 to July 15. Lesbian filmmaker and
Newtown resident, Tania Safi is showcasing
her short film Trab Laus at the Festival.
The film Trab Laus is a hand-drawn
animation about a young woman who leaves
her comfortable Sydney life for her nana’s
impoverished apartment in Tripoli.
More info: arabfilmfestival.com.au
Can you believe it? It’s ten years since all-
girl group The Frocks hit the stage to deliver
their inimitable brand of old school pop rock.
Originally formed by a group of girlfriends
who shared a very strong interest in one thing
- music - The Frocks have earned a place in
our hearts becoming one of the most popular
musical acts on the scene.
The girl’s intimate and informal approach
has over the years brought together band
members, fans, friends and supporters alike.
With shows running the gamut from initimate
affairs to full scale spectacles a la The Sleaze
“We’ve spent so much time together. Thinking
back to where we were 10 years ago...We
were so young!” Maria says. “We’ve shared
so much with our fans and they’ve shared so
much with us.
“We love what the band stands for, we feel
that music is universal and this band brings
everyone together no matter what age,
gender, race, colour, creed or sexuality...that’s
The Frocks way.”
To celebrate their ten years of bringing us
musical pleasure, The Frocks will be playing
an anniversary show at The Imperial Hotel on
Saturday July 21. Tix $20.
More info: thefrocks.com.au
Dracula’s Goes Gay!
After years of rumour, the Gold Coast’s
longest running, legendary cabaret
Dracula’s, has come out. For one show only,
Dracula’s Cabaret Restaurant turns totally
queer, combining acerbic comedy, wicked
burlesque, bizarre human circus and off-
the-dial madness in its new production
Transfusion. Combining a devilish delivery
from the themed pre-show bar to the theatre,
aboard the famous ghost train, a three course
dinner, show and exclusive, bonus LGBT
features, the event is ideal for anyone who
appreciates the darker side of comedy. Part of
the proceeds from ticket sales go to QSpace
for Youth Suicide Prevention.
More info: draculas.com.au
Beauty is Difficult
heartBeast theatre company have created a
hybridised manifestation of the characters of Phedre,
Emma Bovary, Anna Karenina, Hedda Gabler and
Mrs Danvers for a new theatrical piece, Beauty is
Difficult. Using the work of five of the world’s best
known writers: Tolstoy, Ibsen, Racine, Flaubert and
du Maurier they have drawn inspiration from these
authors’ most accalimed creations to thrust these
beautiful yet dangerous female characters together
on the stage for the first time. The result is an eclectic
and entertaining exploration of beauty and desire,
death and danger, drawing on the style of Fantastic
Realism developed by Russian theatre director
Evgeny Vakhtangov. Beauty is Difficult plays at the
Trinity Hall in Fortitude Valley from July 6-28.
More info: heartbeast.com.au
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