Abundance 2014 at Theatre Works

Abundance has occurred once again, at Theatre Works. This year, the fundraiser supports four independent theatre shows; Elbow Room’s The Motion of Light in Water, Uninvited Guests’ I Heart John McEnroe, Dirty Pretty Theatre’s Thérèse Raquin and Little Ones Theatre’s The House of Yes.  Like last year, the event was a glorious night of exquisite cabaret-style performances with fab artists including Jane Badler, Grammy award winner Jeff Bova,Virginia Gay and Roderick Cairns (a spectacular cover of Space Oddity as an ode to Virginia’s nephew,) Beau Heartbreaker, Nicholas Renfree-Marks, Angela Hogan, Joseph Chetty and Luisa Hastings Edge (doing Kate Bush’s Babooshka!) amidst a set of a golden fishing village inhabited by eccentric and mildly-grotesque fish people (designed by yours truly.)

 

My take on Luca Giordano and Giuseppe Recco's The Riches of the Sea with Neptune Tritons and Two Nereids.
My take on Luca Giordano and Giuseppe Recco’s The Riches of the Sea with Neptune Tritons and Two Nereids.

 

Simon won the most coveted prize of the evening.  The chook raffle. Two chooks that had been lovingly cared for. And they will soon be savoured.

Simon Matthews wins the chook raffle.
Simon Matthews wins the chook raffle.

 

Joseph Chetty
Joseph Chetty

 

Also performing was Jane Badler, who played the ultimate super-b* villain as Diana in the series V.  I remember collecting playing cards with Diana on them, which, at that time, I could purchase for a mere 15 cents for a whole sheet of 20 perforated cards.

 

Jane Badler in the dressing room after her performance.
Jane Badler in the dressing room after her performance.

 

Of course, there was also the very popular photo-booth.

 

Lachlan Woods at the photo booth
A photo of Lachlan Woods taking a photo of me taking a photo of him.

 

Dressups at the photo booth.
Dressups at the photo booth.

 

And there was dance.

 

Tom Dent
Tom Dent

 

Including this chicken dance. (View dance here)

Would ma’am like some chicken salt on your chips?

 

Simon Matthews and Tessa Leigh Woffenbuttel Pitt dancing with the organic chooks.
Simon Matthews and Tessa Leigh Woffenbuttel Pitt dancing with the organic chooks.

 

 

 

 

And DJs.

 

Stephen Nicolazzo and Katie Sfetkidis under the glow of Katie's Jellyfish installation from 'In Deep Water.'
Stephen Nicolazzo and Katie Sfetkidis under the glow of Katie’s Jellyfish installation from ‘In Deep Water.’

 

 

 

 

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