Douglas has been a professional food writer since 1986. He is also an award-winning actor and director in Community Theatre and has been for many years. His blog may be found at: www.urbaneguerilla.wordpress.com
Follow the night of a lush from that first dizzying sip
He was a wise man who invented beer. Plato
The traditional trio of entertainment are wine, women and song. So it follows that a woman singing about wine must be the greatest form of entertainment known.
Certainly Christa Hughes is in no position to argue that proposition. The delectable Ms Hughes is a singer and songwriter of quality with a very wide range. She describes herself as 'Blues Belter, Vaudeville Vamp, Rock 'n' Roll Hell Cat, Cabaret Chanteuse, Burlesque Babe, Circus Run Away, Raucous Ring Mistress, Opera Dame…'
Beer, it's the best damn drink in the world. Jack Nicholson
Christa Huges, a Beer Drinking Woman, Downstairs at the Maj (Photograph courtesy of His Majesty's)
She is making a welcome return to Perth Downstairs at the Maj from the 11th to the 13th September in her show Beer Drinking Woman. Accompanied by pianist Leonie Wilson Ms Hughes runs through a vast repertoire of booze-related songs, including the eponymous Memphis Slim favourite.
Give me a woman who loves beer and I will conquer the world. Kaiser Wilhelm.
Christa describes the show thus;" Beer Drinking Woman isn't a 'celebration' of alcohol, rather it just shows alcohol as it is. It can be joyous, it can be disastrous, it can enhance a good time, it can turn something bad into something evil. It can highlight and it can blur."
A sneak preview of Hughes singing Beer Drinking Woman can been seen on YouTube.
Beer makes you feel the way you ought to feel without beer. Henry Lawson
Tickets for Beer Drinking Woman can be bought at the box office, Ticketek outlets or online. Tickets cost $42 (Concession $38). His Majesty's Theatre is at 825 Hay Street.