Music, cabaret, burlesque, and frivolity at the Abbey

Barcham 3 May 2013
Sass & Tease

The Abbey and the Sass and Tease Collective present Jay Gatsby Requests, a night of dancing girls, drunken writers, and of course music.

Jay Gatsby Requests is a new show created by a collection of Canberra’s finest burlesque performers, and features those loveable lads Moochers Inc.

I want to give a really BAD party. I mean it. I want to give a party where there’s a brawl and seductions… and women passed out in the cabinet de toilette. You wait and see!
– F. Scott Fitzgerald

At the request of Jay Gatsby, you are invited to party which will be the talk of the town. Rollicking in the indulgences of the Jazz Age and the lawlessness of Prohibition, this 1920s knees up will get your moxy flowin’.

Created by the Sass & Tease Collective, an assemblage of some of Canberra’s most diverse performers, and featuring burlesque, cabaret and appearances by some of the Age’s lost generation, this night will be like no other that you have seen before.

If you thought that the twenties were just about fringed dresses and speakeasy gin, then come and join us as we unveil some of its steamier layers, whilst still celebrating the style and sophistication that you would expect of those living in the Jazz Age.

Featuring live music from Moochers Inc. and a variety of performances that will tease and seduce you, this is a show with everything that you could hope for, but not necessarily what you would expect.

Tickets can be purchased throughEventopia.

So come along, ready to be taken back to another era, where cocktails flowed as easily as the money, where the Charleston was king and where writers like Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway were there to record every depravity, every vice and every scandal that made the Roaring Twenties the wildest decade of them all.


Jay Gatsby Requests

Oh and I’m playing F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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