In Vogue: Songs by Madonna comes direct from sell-out seasons in New York, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Hobart, Auckland and touring to Edinburgh Festival where Jersey Boys star Michael Griffiths IS Madonna. No accent, costume or wig. Just ‘Madge’ accompanying herself at the piano leading you on a journey through her tough life with tender songs. In a gender-bending explosion, experience this musical theatre star transform himself into the Queen of Pop. Strike a pose, get into the groove and express yourself as Madonna opens her heart!
From acclaimed writer/director Dean Bryant (Prodigal, Liza on an E, Britney Spears: The Cabaret), this one man pop cabaret spectacular puts the entire back catalogue of the undisputed Queen of Pop under the microscope to find out the real stories and surprising truths behind them.
“Griffiths will have you believing that he is the highly materialistic Material Girl. Written and directed by Dean Bryant, it’s wry, its camp, and it’s exceedingly funny. It also features some exquisite piano arrangements…all enhanced by JERSEY BOYS star Griffiths’ mellifluous vocals.” The Advertiser
“ Do yourself a favour and try and see this slice of cabaret pop perfection” Weekend West, Perth
Without Me, I’m Nothing is written and performed by Jonathan Duffy, an accomplished actor, stand up comic and award-winning filmmaker. He is also painfully aware that most people have no idea who he is. Give him one hour and he hopes to change that. With the help of a few friends, some well-crafted jokes and a bit of song and dance, he is sure you will never forget him.
Jonathan is most notably unknown for his 2011 documentary The Doctor’s Wife, which followed him and his partner Dr Vincent Cornelisse as they moved from Brisbane to central Queensland as an openly gay couple. In Without Me, I’m Nothing, Jonathan will share some anecdotes from the road along with observations made from the perspective of a city-gay turned country-gay, turned city-gay. Enjoy the ride as he shares his take on things like long term relationships, pleasing a gay audience and gay-Christmas (otherwise known as Eurovision). Jonathan promises to entertain shock and surprise all with an irreverence he should be known for, but isn’t.
“… a unique combination of integrity and humour, infusing the darkest experiences with a strong sense of hope that becomes at once shocking and uplifting….an unforgettable stand-up comedy experience.’ Midsumma Festival, Melbourne
”It was a funny, brave, poignant and very human show presented with a healthy humour and self-deprecating insight. It was refreshing to see on stage that life as a gay man is complex, and not just about sex, dance parties, Kylie and coming out.” Timeout
*Please note both shows contain strong language