The Weekend Australian - Review - - Out & About - Chris Boyd

The designs, as you’d ex­pect, are over the top. The match­ing hats and brol­lies in the funeral scene are eye-pop­ping. Ditto the kit­ten-heeled flip­pers and the Mis­ter Gumby jump­suits. One by one, im­ages from the movie are ticked off: the Bro­ken Hill pub out­fits, the sil­ver lame trail­ing from the bus roof, the thong dress, all that glit­ters. Capi­tol Theatre, 13 Camp­bell Street, Syd­ney. To­day, 2pm and 7.30pm. Tick­ets: $59-$146. Book­ings: 136 100 or on­line. Un­til July 22. The Body­bag: The Panto Trevor Ash­ley stars as run­nerup Aus­tralian Idol and Lo­gie­less TV per­son­al­ity Rachel Mari­nade in the pan­tomime The Body­bag. Af­ter be­ing sus­pended from driv­ing, Rachel is found guilty of brib­ing a govern­ment of­fi­cial to is­sue her a fake li­cence. On top of that, a vi­o­lent stalker has her at­ten­tion so she em­ploys an ex-ASIO Ja­son Bruer’s Ham­mer­head Ac­claimed sax­o­phon­ist Ja­son Bruer and his sex­tet Ham­mer­head de­liver an en­er­getic per­for­mance, evok­ing the sound and spirit of the late 1950s and 60s hard bop move­ment, with a con­tem­po­rary twist. The Street Theatre, 15 Childers Street, Can­berra. June 23, 7.30pm. Tick­ets: $29. Book­ings: (02) 6247 1223.

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