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The Sexy Recession Cabaret

sexy recession caberet

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TAPAC, Dust Palace & SmackBang present:

The Sexy Recession Cabaret


This party season, ditch the economic blues and surrender to the intoxicating wiles of the SEXY RECESSION CABARET. Guaranteed to make you forget about life for a while this strictly limited season thrusts open its doors for business from December 12 at TAPAC Theatre, Western Springs.


Inspired by the underground glamour of the 1930’s cabaret scene audiences will be treated to a visual feast of dance, music, burlesque, circus and comedy. The experience begins as soon as you step into the foyer as TAPAC transforms its look to match the steamy elegance of the cabaret scene.


The stage then grinds to life with some of Auckland’s finest performers for a rotating nightly cast that includes Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Michael Hurst, Tama Waipara, Taane Mete, Mike Edward, Karen Hunter, Ian Hughes and many, many more.


These wonderful performers have donated their time and the best of their talent for the greater cause, joining forces with TAPAC, Dust Palace and SmackBang to raise funds for TAPAC to allow artists access to marketing and publicity support in 2010.


Traditional cabaret seating and high camp table service completes the cabaret experience that is designed to banish recession gloom and doom. Director Eve Gordon has designed the cabaret with this clearly in mind. “Created by an unequal distribution of wealth the recession is a direct result of selfishness. It was here that I started to explore the continuum between selfishness and altruism, and what better way to do so than by looking at one of the most intense economic struggles in history, The Great Depression.”


Staying true the ethos of the cabaret artform which offers powerful social commentary, Gordon is determined to not to simply lift a section of history and put it on stage. “The show will be relevant to how we are living now and how we are dealing with our own recession. This cabaret is about how we live with each other as human beings “says Gordon.


They’ll sing, they’ll dance, seduce and reduce you to a night of pure entertainment, bliss, frolic and just all in aid of the world weary workers – allowing you to throw their blues away, leave their troubles and the door, grab a drink and settle yourselves down for a night of Auckland’s latest and greatest stars of the now and the future.


The Sexy Recession Cabaret plays

December 12th – December 20th, 8pm

(Show duration – 80 minutes, then stick around and party)

TAPAC Theatre, 100 Motions Road (across the road from the zoo)

Tickets: $25 - $30 (plus booking fees)

Party groups encouraged

Bookings through TAPAC – 09 845 0295 ext 1 or


Cast rotates every night throughout the season – including:

Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Michael Hurst, Tama Waipara, Taane Mete, Mike Edward, Kâren Hunter, Eve Gordon, Jeremy Randerson, Blair Strang, Ian Hughes, Leda Petit, Lara Fischel-Chisholm, Georgia Wood, Nisha Madhan, Luke Bird, Colleen Davis, Lana Garland, Sarah Houbolt, Ascia Maybury, Andrea Kelland, Beth Kayes, Yvette Parsons and more to be announced

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