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Perth International Cabaret Festival 2022

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With Vika & Linda Bull, Meow Meow, Lior, Paul Capsis, Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse, & More.

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Meow Meow

Perth International Cabaret Festival (PICF) returns from 18 to 26 June at His Majesty's Theatre with an all-star line-up headlined by Australia's favourite sisters, Vika and Linda Bull, award-winning singer/songwriter Lior, the divine Paul Capsis and international cabaret diva sensation Meow Meow!

Opening the second Perth International Cabaret Festival and playing His Majesty's Theatre for the first time, Vika and Linda Bull will debut their new album The Wait - their first in 19 years - and share stories of their long and interesting career in Australian music. Hitting the ARIA charts at number 2, The Wait from the beloved duo, underscores decades of working across various genres including soul, pop, rock and gospel.

Vika and Linda Bull

Also playing His Majesty's Theatre for the first time is acclaimed Australian singer/songwriter Lior, debuting his new album Animal in Hiding. Joined onstage by emerging artist Domini Forster and a string quartet, this will be an evening of storytelling, new songs and old favourites, all drawn from Lior's Jewish heritage and other musical influences.

Lior

This year's festival also sees a brand-new (mid-week) pop-up venue where the performance and the audience are both on the stage of His Majesty's Theatre with the audience seated at cabaret tables and the auditorium of the theatre providing a stunning backdrop to the show.

Festival patrons Gina Williams AM and Guy Ghouse will open this new venue with Songs from the Noongaroke Lounge; a never to be repeated (and exclusively created for the festival) night of cabaret Karaoke with a Noongar twist. Come ready to join in for a heart-warming sing! Also appearing mid-week in the new pop-up venue is the indefatigable Paul Capsis, returning to Perth after a 10 year break with his new show Up Close and Personal.

Gina Williams AM and Guy Ghouse

The closing weekend includes international diva sensation Meow Meow with her unforgettable show Simply Meow and the hit of the 2021 festival, The Closing Night Gala returns with a brand-new line-up.

The 2022 programme also includes a variety of FREE community events proudly supported by Lotterywest and City of Perth. Events included are The Cabaret Choir, Cabaret Writing Masterclass, Singing in Noongar Workshop, Open Mic Night for artists and friends and meet the artist with Selina Jenkins and Gill Hicks.

Paul Capsis

Artistic Director Michael Griffiths says the festival continues to showcase local artists, like jazz darlings Libby Hammer and Ali Bodycoat, West-End favourite Peter Cumins and opera singer Brigitte Heuser among others, in his favourite cabaret room in the country, the beloved Downstairs at His Maj.

"His Majesty's Theatre is the perfect venue for a night out, so chase away your winter blues and join us for a stellar lineup of cabaret's finest. You've never seen His Majesty's look quite like this (unless you caught us last year, in which case you're probably already champing at the bit)! Each evening is designed so you can see several shows, so why not grab some tapas from Crew and King and make an evening of it, " he said


Tickets are now on sale at www.perthcabaret.com.au

View the full 2022 program here.

For all the latest on what's on, please follow @perthcabaretfestival on Facebook and @perth.int.cabaret.festival on Instagram.



What is the Perth International Cabaret Festival?

Perth International Cabaret Festival was established in 2019 with the inaugural festival staged at His Majesty's Theatre in June 2021. The Festival aims to deliver a high-quality programme dedicated to the pure art form of cabaret that includes the full range of cabaret styles and honours many cultures and contributes to the great Australian storytelling landscape. The Artistic Director for PICF is internationally acknowledged and awarded cabaret artist, Michael Griffiths. 
For further information about Perth International Cabaret Festival please visit www.perthcabaret.com.au

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When: 8 to 26 June
Where: His Majesty's Theatre, 827-905 Hay St, Perth WA 6000
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