Velvet Rewired heads to Melbourne

VELVET-REWIRED-Marcia-Hines-and-Cast-photo-by-Daniel-BoudBorn in the sequins and discotheque dust of the Adelaide Fringe Festival in 2015, the international Australian success story Velvet returns to Melbourne in a new, reinvented production that continues the extravaganza of music, dance and circus this April.

Starring the fearlessly fabulous Marcia Hines (Jesus Christ Superstar, HAIR) as the Diva and a dazzling array of performers, Velvet Rewired continues the story of a young man on his path to self-discovery as he returns to the club seeking redemption.

To the hedonistic tunes of perpetual anthems like Ain’t No Body (Chaka Khan and Rufus), It’s Raining Men (The Weather Girls) and Born to Be Alive (Patrick Hernandez), Velvet Rewired pays homage to disco greats and New York’s Studio 54, the infamous club synonymous with a celebration of cultural acceptance, glitter and disco.

The winning combination of disco, dance, and circus offers a night at the theatre for all ages and all tastes – from death-defying acrobatics and trickery to naughty costumes and laugh-out-loud comedy

Directed by Craig Ilott (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Love Song), Velvet Rewired is a seamless integration of acrobatics, aerialists and vocalists who deliver a performance drenched in high energy and dizzying nostalgia.

Ilott directed the original Velvet that premiered at the Opera House in 2015. Velvet has left behind glitter and good vibes after more than 1200 performances in some of the world’s biggest fringe festivals including Adelaide and Edinburgh, on cruise ships in the Caribbean, and theatres in Germany, France and Italy.

The creative team is completed by Amy Campbell (Choreographer), James Browne (Set and Costume Designer) and Matthew Marshall (Lighting Designer).

Velvet Rewired is a luscious love letter to disco, and you don’t want to miss it! 

Velvet Rewired
Athenaeum Theatre, 188 Collins Street, Melbourne
Season: 26 April – 7 May 2023

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Image: Marcia Hines and the Cast of Velvet Rewired – photo by Daniel Boud