Our MC this week is the magical Pablo.


Pablo Latona
Audience whisperer

Idris Stanton: The Wham Glam Circus Man
Classic circus, vaudeville stunts, and glam rock music. Because why be boring if you can be outlandish and fantastical?

Clairewood Matt
The love child of Playschool and Incredible String Band have time-travelled to 2018 to enliven your soul with songs about spiritual journeys; horses without names; and acid rain.

Virginia Fizz
A regular performer doing an irregular act. Chemistry, biology and physicality. "Burlesque as it should be done" - P. Latona

Venus Mantrap
Cabaret, performance-art, comedy, drag.
Venus kicks off her heels to read a passage from her new book exploring adolescent bullying and toxic workplaces. From Sir, With Love (working title) unpacks playground politics in the context of teaching.

Another Wednesday night, another night of exploring the unexpected further reaches of Canberra’s performing arts community. Smith’s Varietal is open to all comers. There’s no restrictions on genre, style, vulgarity, art form. We will accept virtually anything and anyone. Dance, origami, balancing acts, acrobats, sexual fantasists, impressionists, expressionists, depressionists, nappy boy wrestling, muscle man flexing, magicians, comedians, bonsai demonstrations, cheer girl/boys, burlesque.... Anything interesting, unusual, entertaining, humorous etc. etc. but not illegal and not degrading to the human spirit.

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