Inspired by Cell Block Tango and Orange is the New Black, Guilty Pleasures is a new one-woman show that tells the story of five ordinary people driven to the act of extraordinary violence, at Chapel Off Chapel for a limited season from 9 October.
Set around the early 1900s and featuring Angelique Cassimatis, Guilty Pleasures explores how love, passion, jealousy, loneliness and desperation can lead us far beyond what we would ever imagine ourselves to be capable of.
Written by Joshua Robson (Les Miserables) and including original music written by the up and coming duo, Hugo Chiarella (lyrics) and Robert Tripolino (music) – the pair is known for their original production of DreamSong, which was recently presented as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Angelique Cassimatis was a finalist in the 2013 Rob Guest Endowment Award and recently performed in the Australian productions of Mary Poppins and King Kong: Live on Stage. She is a pocket rocket with a massive voice and is a phenomenal dancer – both of which will be showcased in this production. Angelique will be accompanied and underscored by a 4-piece band and choreographed by Amy Campbell.
Blue Saint Productions is a fresh company based in both Sydney and Melbourne that is striving toward producing original and existing works. Joshua Robson and Damien Bermingham (Strictly Ballroom) are the founders of the company. They met during King Kong: Live on Stage in 2013 and discovered their passion for producing when they produced Together We Stand (King Kong Charity Concert).
Image: Angelique Cassimatis – photo by Mike Snow