The Oyster Club: Glamdrogynous Freakshow

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Porcelain Alice (left) Malena Dali (right) wearing costumes standing at the bar at Knox Street Bar
Photograph: Cassandra Hannagan

Time Out says

There’s a subversive and inclusive glamdrogynous freak show in Chippendale every month

The creators of this weird and wonderful monthly cabaret night want to challenge people’s ideas. MC Marlena Dali and producer-showgirl Porcelain Alice want to broaden the audience for their strange and provocative ensemble, which changes month to month.

“We we know our regulars – our family – but there’s always a pretty good portion of our audience that is new. It’s a really nice way to show someone in your life something that you feel represents you and expresses you,” says Porcelain Alice.

“I think of our events as quite wholesome,” says Marlena Dali. “Sure, there’s some stuff that people would consider grotesque or sex acts on stage in your face, with consent of course. But how it’s presented, in that we’re all a family, creates a very wholesome vibe – so bring your parents!”

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