Dust off your shiny disco balls – the Eurobus is coming! The Road to Stockholm at The Butterfly Club is a politically inaccurate spy cabaret featuring a Russian and a Ukrainian pop singer on a mission to create the ultimate Eurovision song.
Only the true glitterazzi live the sparkly, sequiny, trash-tastic Eurovision life; and Ukrainian Lenka Polyenka is not one of them. How her YouTube channel (of mainly Roxette covers) has not lit up the Eurovision Contest like a rainbow glitter cannon, she will never quite understand.
Meanwhile in Russia, mascara streams down the faces of distraught fans as boyband heartthrob Boris Eduardovich announces his sweeping exit from uber-group Links und Rechts (a bold career move thwarted only by the four albums and a Christmas special left on his recording contract).
Lenka’s channel is smeared with controversy as her German rival suggests she’s been lip-syncing. If the troller’s are right, her redemption lies in teaming up with Boris. The viral tide thrusts the pair together and the pressure to snatch victory at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm is palpable.
Both have something to gain and everything to lose. As much as they may not like the idea, these two poptastic divas need each other. Can Boris and Lenka master the key- change in time for the reveal and rocket to stratospheric Eurovision victory?
From the magnificent minds of soul songstress Jessica Papst (Only the Good Die Young, Carole King: The Songbook of Her Life) and comic piano man Matthew Hadgraft (Oz Boy, Crocodile Rock, ABBA Live) comes the politically inaccurate cabaret of the Summer: The Road to Stockholm – featuring the music of Roxette, The Vengaboys, Gina G and more mirrorball classics.
Crank the annoyingly-catchy beat, throttle the wind machine, pour a fruity cocktail and strut your stuff down. It’s going to be an outrageous ride!
The Road to Stockholm
The Butterfly Club, 5 Carson Place, Melbourne
Season continues to 11 December 2016
Information and Bookings: www.thebutterflyclub.com
Image: Matthew Hadgraft and Jessica Papst feature in The Road to Stockholm (supplied)