Bent Burlesque 2024

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Image: by Catherine Hourihan

"An orgy of glamour and daring..."

Bent is a considered evisceration of all things pretty, fluffy and sweet - a treat from the subversive pulse of Australia. Satirical, sexy and outrageously hilarious, this is where burlesque meets art whilst having a back street dalliance with socially incongruent and a wholehearted disembowelling of heteronormative paradigms.

Australia's Queen of Burlesque and crowned World Queen of Burlesque presents a diverse cast with theatrical enchantments from the LGBTQAI+ performance underbelly of Australia.

Wild, shocking and delightful, Bent Burlesque never fails to pack a punch - or a fist. This is a ribald event showcasing Australia's best vajazzle-razzlers blowing you away with their twisted tease, erratic erotica, carnal carnivalia and grotesque burlesque.

Gratuitous, highly skilled, dark glamour.

"I loved this show so much I want to marry it"
— Australian Stage

Above image by Joel Devereux

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Auslan Interpreted
English No Barrier
Tactile tour Tactile Tour
Relaxed Performance
Wheelchair Access
Vision Rating 75%

Dates & Times

WHEN 24-27 Jan | Wed-Sat 9pm
AUSLAN Fri 26 Jan 9pm
TACTILE Fri 26 Jan 9pm
RELAXED Thu 25 Jan 9pm


PREVIEW $28.00
FULL $32.00
CONC $28.00
GROUP $25.00 - (min 4)
EARLY BIRD 15% discount at checkout on full price tickets until 11pm 19 Dec 2023
COMPANION FREE - please email [email protected] to arrange


The Motley Bauhaus - Black Box

118 Elgin St, Carlton

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1, 6 to stop 112 (Lygon St/Elgin St) | tram 96 to stop 13 (Johnston St/Nicholson St)

Event notes




Nudity, Themes of a sexual nature, Strong language

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