Spiegelworld’s ABSINTHE to tour Australia in 2015

ABSINTHE_Tom DonoghueFollowing the hugely successful Australian tour of EMPIRE in 2013 / 2014, Spiegelworld have announced they will be bringing their smash-hit Las Vegas show ABSINTHE to Australia in 2015.

The thriving Las Vegas residency of ABSINTHE commenced in 2011, playing on the forecourt of Caesars Palace following several summer seasons in Spiegelworld’s iconic spiegeltent in New York City. Now in its fourth sold-out year, the production has been hailed as “the most inventive and daring show to open on the strip in years!” (Las Vegas Sun), and was announced the “Best Show in Vegas” by Vegas Seven Magazine.

Inspired by the absinthe-drenched cabarets of late 19th century Europe, ABSINTHE is an adult themed cocktail of circus, burlesque and vaudeville for a 21st century audience, hosted by the outrageous Gazillionaire and his side-kick Penny.

The exceptionally talented and sexy performers from across the globe have been described by notorious Las Vegas reporter Robin Leach as “naughty and nice, exotic and erotic, wild and wacky.” Las Vegas Review Journal described the show as “hip and edgy, with breathtaking circus acts and a dash of raunch”.

ABSINTHE will be presented in a 700-seat antique spiegeltent, furnished with beveled mirrors, plush velvet seating booths and a well stocked bar. Audience members will get up close and personal as the artists present their jaw-dropping acts on the most intimate stage in town.

The Australian tour of ABSINTHE will feature several of the outstanding acts currently featured in the Las Vegas production with some additional new surprises. Spiegelworld’s Impresario, Australian Ross Mollison, says of the impending Australian tour, “ABSINTHE is now considered a must see for visitors to Las Vegas. I am thrilled to be bringing our biggest ever hit production home before we head off to tour the rest of the world.”

The seventeen-month Australian tour of EMPIRE by Spiegelworld was a phenomenal success, playing to over 200,000 people including by-demand return seasons in Sydney and Melbourne, has just completed a sold out tour of Japan and is about to tour New Zealand.

For more information on ABSINTHE and Australian performance dates, visit: for details. Tickets go on sale midday, Wednesday 15 October 2014.

Image: by Tom Donoghue