Australia’s Prince of Polyester, Bob Downe, has been living a rainbow lie! See him come clean and perform brand new macho versions of classic hits including Spinning Wheel, Lola and Leader Of The Gang.
Speaking from his luxury Murwillumbah penthouse Bob says: “The show is a roller coaster ride of shocks, new frocks, fabulous music, surprise guests and the usual laugh a minute. Get in first – before Today Tonight or A Current Affair bash down my door!”
Bob Downe is one of Australia’s most loved and enduring comedy characters, the creation of journalist, comedian, actor and broadcaster Mark Trevorrow.
Mark was born in Melbourne in 1959, trained as a journalist at the Herald Sun, and moved to Sydney in 1982 with the huge success of his cabaret group, The Globos. He created Bob Downe in 1984 and has toured the world as the Prince of Polyester ever since. Credits include: World War Bob, which premiered to acclaim at the 2009 Adelaide Cabaret Festival, and hosting the 2010 Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade broadcast for Foxtel.
Since 2002, Mark Trevorrow has established a parallel career singing, acting and broadcasting as himself. He is heard regularly on ABC Local Radio and his 2004 nostalgic talkumentary series The Way We Were was a ratings winner on the national broadcaster. He also featured regularly on Kath & Kim, as ‘Darryl’ the menswear salesman.
Bob, Sweat & Tears!
Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington Street, New Farm (Brisbane)
Season: 8 – 11 October 2014
Information and bookings: www.brisbanepowerhouse.org
Image: Bob Downe