Meet the original Glampers: 1950s barbershop quartet, Bobby and the Pins. They’ll be setting up camp at The Butterfly Club this July, as part of the In The Wings season to complement the 2014 Melbourne Cabaret Festival.
Bobby and the Pins have been thrilling audiences with their four part harmonies, vintage styling and comedic cabaret since 2010. Co-creators of Boon-esque (2012-13), the quartet are back with another ridiculous show and a tale inspired by the rise in popularity of ‘glamping’: a shortened term for ‘glamorous camping’.
Glamping is about bringing all the modern luxuries into a camping setting, creating a much more desirable outdoor accommodation experience. But can you ever truly keep Mother Nature at bay? Will the wild get the better of these four glamazons, or will they maintain their deportment until the very end?
Expect a capella harmonies. Glamour dilemmas. 1950s songs re-worked. Unsynchronised dancing. Dazzling costumes. Rude jokes. And many, many bush disasters. Directed by Merophie Carr (Polyglot Theatre & Secret Mens Business, 2013) and musical direction by Jessica Joan Graham (Choir Girl, 2012-13)
In The Wings at The Butterfly Club is in response to the overflow of amazing shows that this year’s Melbourne Cabaret Festival simply couldn’t accommodate, and a collection of handpicked acts that perfectly illustrate what The Butterfly Club does best, cabaret, comedy & kitsch. Take a chance, come see what’s happening In The Wings.
Glamping – with Bobby and the Pins
The Butterfly Club, 5 Carson Place, Melbourne
Season: 3 – 6 July 2014
Information and Bookings: www.thebutterflyclub.com
Image: by Rohan Spong