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Aunty Gerry's back.

Geraldine Quinn
(with Cameron Thomas)

Agnes Moorehead. Rhonda Burchmore. Vivienne Westwood with a tit out. There is something heady about those brassy broads we grew up admiring. So many (b)older women, so many (A)FAB icons to look up to. So what happens when these camp inspo glamour heroines feel a bit close to your own sagging jawline? Well, you get to write your own ridiculous story and paint your own ridiculous face in a cabaret about how anyone can find their Endora - bejeweled kaftan and all - and take on the world.

Multi-award-winning rock cabaret artist Geraldine Quinn ('Spicks & Specks', 'Upper Middle Bogan', 'The Weekly') returns to Midsumma Festival with her first original show in four long years - 'BROAD'. Quinn grew up idolising fabulous, bold, brassy (mostly ginger) older women. Now she's becoming one. So Quinn makes her overdue return to the cabaret stage to release everyone's inner DGAF Dame.

From the creator of the sold-out romp 'Sunglasses at Night: The 80s Apocalypse Sing Along Cabaret' (★★★★★ - ArtsHub), and the team behind last Midsumma's riotous remount of 'All Out of Pride: An Evening of Songs You're Ashamed To Love' (SOLD OUT Melbourne & Perth, runner up for Best Cabaret - FRINGE WORLD 2015), Quinn once again enlists the key-tickling prowess of long-term Spandex Ballet band member and Dolly Diamond enabler Cameron Thomas for a world premiere.

Whether you want to unlock the Auntie Mame inside you, polish your brassiness or if (like Quinn) your knees just aren't working anymore and you need to be near someone who understands; ALL are welcome in The Broad Church.

Please be advised that due to current government regulations all visitors over the age of 12 years and 2 months attending Gasworks Arts Park events and performances will be required to show a valid Covid-19 digital certificate of vaccination or medical exemption that has been issued by the Australian Immunization Register, to one of our friendly staff.

More information around valid certificates can be found here:

"Hugely entertaining - you'll end this show roaring for more"
— Daily Review (for 'All Out of Pride')
"Engrossing, infectious, charming - they refuse to let Quinn leave"
— ArtsHub (for 'Sunglasses At Night')
"Excellent, silly fun [...] no one wanted it to end."
— The Age (for 'Sunglasses At Night')

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Wheelchair Access
Assistive Listening

Dates & Times

WHEN 27-29 Jan | Thu-Sat 9:30pm


FULL $35.00
CONC $30.00
GROUP $25.00 - (min 6)
EARLY BIRD 15% off if purchased prior to 13 December


Gasworks Arts Park - Gasworks Theatre

21 Graham St, Albert Park

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1 to stop 31


236 to Graham/Pickles St | bus 606 to Bridport/Richardson St

Event notes


Premiere, New Work, Award Winning


Coarse language

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