Finucane and Smith's Glory Box

Theatre
Finucane & Smith's Glory Box 2017 hero image feat Holly Durant as Salome courtesy Provocaré festival 2017
Holly Durant as Salome in Finucane & Smith's Glory Box

This award-winning queer cabaret collective present a variety show to heat up your winter

For more than a decade, Moira Finucane and Jackie Smith have been astounding audiences with highly provocative variety shows, which play host to internationally renowned cabaret artists, aerialists, dancers, circus performers and those who defy classification. 

As part of the Chapel Street Provocaré festival, the Melbourne-based collective is remounting their infamous variety show Glory Box. No two seasons of Glory Box are the same, with a different line-up of guest performers each time (for now, Provocaré are keeping quiet about who will take to the stage). Regulars include cabaret-butoh iconoclast Yumi Umiumare, bondage trapeze artist Azaria Universe and drag performer Constantina Bush. While audiences can never be sure what to expect, there's no doubt that Finucane herself will unleash her daring performance art, smashing traditional gender boundaries as she goes and blurring the lines between sensuality and the grotesque. Past performances have seen her pouring tomato sauce across a white ballgown and strip-teasing in drag.