The music of legendary songstress Kate Bush will mesmerise Brisbane Powerhouse audiences as part of the Queensland Cabaret Festival next month.
“In The Warm Room: The Music of Kate Bush 1978-1980” will premiere on Friday June 9 at the festival, and it’s a new stage show from production company Electric Moon, the talent behind previous shows “Ziggy Stardust”, “Transformer”, and “Hedwig 15”.
Electric Moon founder and Musical Director James Lees will guide a 10-piece band and eight Brisbane cabaret performers through two years of songs from iconic performer Kate Bush, reimagined for a theatrical live performance setting.
“We choose to focus on the first three albums – The Kick Inside, Lionheart and Never for Ever – as they form a beautiful trio of Bush’s early sound and musical spirit, just before she jumped into the experimentation and innovation of her 80’s material,” Lees said.
“No doubt fan favourites ‘The Man with the Child in His Eyes,’ ‘Babooshka’ and ‘Wuthering Heights’ will get people to their feet and dancing.”
The show stars Sandro Colarelli, Lisa Crawley, Josh Daveta, Bethan Ellsmore, Daniel Hack, SS.Sebastian, Lucinda Shaw and Alison St Ledger.
“It’s exciting to kick-off rehearsals and see the magic as the team brings these songs to life, almost like they are being beamed in from another dimension,” he said.
“Every one of us is a diehard Bush devotee – we can’t wait to perform the full show and share it with her legions of Australian fans.”
The Queensland Cabaret Festival will run from June 1 to June 15, with more than a dozen local and international performers set to take to stages at the Brisbane Powerhouse, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) and Queensland Multicultural Centre.
Brisbane Powerhouse Artistic Director Kris Stewart said the “In The Warm Room” show will give audiences a seductive evening of songs and storytelling.
“We’re delighted to be presenting 14 shows as part of Queensland Cabaret Festival this year, including an evening celebrating the songs of the leader of the Rat Pack with Seven on Sinatra, and Australia’s Queenie van der Zandt paying tribute to Joni Mitchell,” he said.
In The Warm Room: The Music of Kate Bush 1978-1980 will be performed on June 9 at the Queensland Cabaret Festival. To see the full festival lineup and to buy tickets, visit the Brisbane Powerhouse website.