Think Jay Gatsby hosted the best roaring '20s parties? Not anymore. It’s time to crack open some Champagne, because this scintillating smash-hit show is back for a third encore run!
The sparkling toast of the Sydney summer, Blanc de Blanc Encore has been wowing audiences since it opened in January in the totally refurbished cabaret venue the Grand Electric (on the Redfern end of Surry Hills). Clearly, Sydney can't get enough – this much-loved cabaret, circus and burlesque show is back for another season from June 9 to July 30.
The Blanc experience serves up the top shelf of cabaret-burlesque-circus entertainment with a smile and a knowing wink. This show is bubbling over with hilarious hosts, talented perfomers dressed up (and down) in dazzling couture-fashion-level costuming, interactive stunts and so-rude-it's-right jokes. It's quite an accomplishment to stage a variety production that can so seamlessly gear-change from crotches in faces to superb aerial artistry, and from phallic percussion to a soulful pop crooner – all whist maintaining a fun, playfully risqué vibe.
Our tip is to not cut your arrival too close to the curtain, and make sure you have a little time to luxuriate in the French-inspired courtyard peppered with original mural artwork by Max Elbourne. The seating is also quite snug, so you may want to fork out for a ring-side cabaret table if you'd like more room to spread-eagle. (And if you have any aversion to flying feathers or bubbles, good luck to you!)
If the Grand Electric looks familiar to you, that might be because it's the original home of the comedy and performance hub the Giant Dwarf (may it rest in peace). Catch the show at this exciting new theatre and transport yourself back to the glitz and glamour of 1920s Paris to experience a world of risqué revelry.
Expect a star-studded cast from around the world, such as Cirque du Soleil alumni like aerial duo Spencer Craig (Canada) and Caitlin Marion (USA), as well as newer faces such as Emma Phillips (New Zealand) and Léah Wolff (Canada).
Audience members are encouraged to embrace the experience with open arms, the dress code is, naturally: white with a touch of sparkle.
This adults-only experience from Strut & Fret is a bit fancy, a bit bubbly, a touch saucy, and super boozy.
Blanc de Blanc Encore is back from June 9 to July 30, 2023. Tickets for the new season start at $55 + booking fee and are on sale from May 2. Find tickets and for more information at the website.