With an ambitious private investigator, a jealous client with a vengeful agenda and a whole lot of dazzle and danger, Cab Suave is coming to town.
Playing at Ukiyo at Gluttony from 17 February until 5 March, this sparkly show is on a mission to up the ante on representation of LGBTQIA+ performers, in a fun, narrative-driven production suitable for ages 12 and over.
With an all-queer cast (except for the token straight white man), Cab Suave promises all the vintage aesthetics without any of the pesky vintage values.
“My favourite thing about the show is that it is fun!” director and performer Latonya Wigginton says. “We made this show whilst being stuck in all of Melbourne’s lockdowns and we just wanted to create something the opposite of that, so this performance is really just about getting back on stage doing something really joyful.
“It was also made by a majority queer cast and has some great LGBTQIA+ characters and moments whilst still being suitable for ages 12 and up. We wanted to get out of this idea that LGBTQIA+ content is only for adults.”
The story follows private investigator, Dick Johnson, as he attempts to dig up dirt on the less-than-reputable Cabaret Suave and shut down the show for good. Will Dick prevail or will the performers of Cabaret Suave live to dazzle another day?
Featuring thrilling acrobatics, extravagant costumes and live music, the show promises to capture the visual atmosphere of classic film noir with some extra sequins added for good measure.
“It’s a film noir circus show, if the film noir genre had more sparkles and lesbians,” Latonya says. “It’s a show that’s here for a good time, with a fun storyline and heaps of energy.”
If you’re looking for a fun, inclusive night out this Adealide Fringe, with all the glam of a cabaret, and all the excitement of a circus show – Cab Suave is for you.
Grab your tickets HERE