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The Empire Strips Back has three more dates in Australia before leaving the shores for an overseas tour. Tickets available through Ticketek. The show will be in Adelaide, May 15th, Perth on the 29th & 30th May and finishing in Sydney on the 13th of June.
The Empire Strips Back: A Star Wars Burlesque Parody brings the things you love in Star Wars and combines them with a tongue in cheek burlesque show. The costumes are taken to the next level, as the masks are made by the same people that worked on the films, and the remote controlled R2D2 robot is impressive, and had the audience shrieking with delight.
The audience itself is part of the humour. The enthusiasm for the movie favourites fills the theatre with roars of delight, not to mention a few Jedi filling the seats.
The props, costumes and puppets are very sophisticated, and the quirky juxtaposition of the sultry dancing and the evil empire causes great mirth. I will never look at the Emperor the same way again! The finale brings the house down - but I don't want to spoil it so you'll have to see it for yourself.
To quote Darth Vader "This will be a day long remembered. It has seen the end of Kenobi, and will soon see the end of the rebellion" or maybe it will just be a night of great laughs and saucy entendre. If you grew up with Star Wars, or just like a giggle, then this is for you.