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Pigalle - Review

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by Janelle (subscribe)
I like to participate in life rather than be a spectator. Music, dancing, theatre, travelling, food, cycling and walking are some of my passions. Writing is an enjoyable pastime that allows me to share my experiences.
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Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent at Hyde Park (image JW)


The Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent at Sydney Festival Garden is the perfect venue for the world premiere of Pigalle. The international cast of nine includes a British burlesque performer "Kitty Bang Bang", aerialists from Mexico and Canada, Bangarra dancer Waangenga Banco, performance artist iOTA and the marvellous Marcia Hines.

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Kitty Bang Bang (image Prudence Upton)


This high energy show is 70 minutes full of music, dancing, muscles and fun. You will be swept along with the boogie beat of fabulous tunes such as Disco Fever, Knock On Wood, Bad Girl and You Should Be Dancing. Disco balls, sequins, glitter, flares and platform shoes set the scene. The performers were all very talented and worked extremely well together even though each had their unique talents and skill sets.

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The marvellous Marcia Hines (image JW)


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Still the 'Queen Of Pop' ( image JW)


Pigalle is very enjoyable with a great looking, talented cast performing acts of agility and strength. It is full of cheeky irreverent humour and light-hearted audience participation. The choreography, costumes and decor give the show a sexy nightclub vibe and there are a few surprising twists and tricks.

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Photo credit: Prudence Upton


Under 18s need to be accompanied by a responsible adult as the Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent is a licensed venue but Pigalle is not suitable for young children. The seating is general admission but for an extra ten dollars priority tickets will allow you to enter first in order to be in the midst of the action.

I could have listened to iOTA and Marcia Hines singing all night and did not want the party to end.

The writer was an invited guest of Sydney Festival.
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Why? Adult evening entertainment
When: Tue 8 January at 7.30pm Wed 9 January at 6pm & 8.30pm Thu 10 January at 6pm Fri 11 January at 6pm Sat 12 January at 5pm & 9.30pm Sun 13 January at 5pm Tue 15 January at 6pm Wed 16 January at 6pm Thu 17 January at 8.30pm Fri 18 January at 5.30pm Sat 1
Phone: 1300 856 876
Where: Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent, Hyde Park North Sydney
Cost: $70-$86 plus booking fee
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