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'Elizabeth' Premieres at Melbourne Fringe Festival

ELIZABETH: a new collaboration between NZ indie-pop singer/songwriter Lisa Crawley and Edinburgh Fringe First Award Winners Bullet Heart Club premieres at Melbourne Fringe Festival

One of Australasia’s most well-respected musicians, Lisa Crawley, makes her cabaret debut at this year’s Melbourne Fringe, starring as her alter-ego Elizabeth. Recollections of late night gigs collide with retro vibes in this intimate new work.

Set over a single evening, Elizabeth features original indie-pop songs and real stories drawn from late night stints playing piano in Melbourne’s hidden hotel bars. A dirty wink from a pervert, a Rod Stewart look alike that won’t leave you alone and some drunk chick who yells “we love what you’re doing darl, but do you mind turning it down a bit?”

Lisa Crawley has opened for the likes of John Mayer, Jools Holland, Simply Red, Paul Weller, and has played alongside music legends Tim Finn and Pete Murray. However, none of that is half as intimidating as opening up to audiences about what’s really going on inside her head when playing for tips.

The AU Review has described Crawley as "A breath of fresh air, it’s no wonder Crawley has become one of the country’s most respected ladies in the game." Edinburgh Fringe First Award winning theatre makers Bullet Heart Club (creators of the smash-hit kiwi musical Daffodils) have taken Lisa Crawley’s personal writings and original pop songs as the inspiration for this new cabaret, which will be directed by Kitan Petkovski in his Melbourne debut. New Zealand playwright Rochelle Bright is working alongside Crawley to unpick what hides behind this enigmatic showgirl’s ‘smile’.

Elizabeth premieres on 18th September in Melbourne and runs for a limited 7-night season as part of The Butterfly Club's curated 2017 Spring Season and Melbourne Fringe.


Dates: 18th – 24th September 2017

Time: 8:30pm (60min) / Cost: $25 - $32 (booking fees apply)

Venue: The Butterfly Club, 5 Carson Place, Melbourne


A selection of high resolution images can be found here.


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