Walking down the darkened alleyway of Carson Place, then up a dimly lit stairwell, you could be forgiven for thinking you were entering The Butterfly Club – from 14 -19 July, you are in fact, walking into The 27 Club.
It is neither hell nor purgatory. It is a whiskey-filled den where the lives, deaths, interviews and most crucially, the songs of some of the finest musical names of the 20th century are being brought back to life.
The 27 Club is the brand new offering from the creators of the critically acclaimed warehouse production of Sam Shepard’s A Lie of the Mind. Armed with an array of instruments, this will be a musical performance of the highest order.
The show charts a darkly atmospheric journey through the works of Joplin, Winehouse, Cobain, Hendrix and Morrison. Featuring interviews, journal entries and poetry from these luminaries, it is a highly-charged musical tour-de-force.
The production comes from the lives and minds of Melbourne theatre mainstays Zack Anthony Curran (A Lie of the Mind, Blood Brothers, It’s Only Life), Keane Fletcher (The Ten Tenors) and Andrew Kroenert (Show Boat, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang). Each musical piece has been reimagined and explored with synth, guitar, percussion and stunning three-part harmony.
Experience the transformation of The Butterfly Club into the smoked filled sleazy dive bar where lights are dim, whiskey runs like water and the music never stops.
The 27 Club
The Butterfly Club, 5 Carson Place, Melbourne
Season: 14 – 19 July 2015 – 8.30pm (Sunday – 8.00pm)
Information and Bookings: www.thebutterflyclub.com