Cabaret Australia


Enemies of Grooviness Eat Sh!t
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After a decade of playing within her spiritual access point and avatar, Betty Grumble (performance artist Emma Maye Gibson) re-emerges, bringing her latest offering back to the stage as a mantric wish.

Enemies of Grooviness Eat Shit is a self-reflective, regenerative dive into the compost bin of making and moving through the trouble; of defying the ever-present cultures of violence and ecocide. Across the season Gibson returns Grumble from whence she came, performing an unfurling of the eco-feminist carapace that gave her a way to heal, feel and defy the damn enemies of grooviness that keep, her, them, you, all of us down.

Enemies of Grooviness Eat Shit is poetry, tribute, a rock ‘n’ roll performance art collision, love scene and revenge fantasy; an unshaming dance and a chance to allow ourselves to be seen. You are invited into a sensual, surreal and sublime experience of an all singing, dancing, howling and loving Cabaret du Sex Clown. Let’s have fun!

  • 'Funny, filthy, deeply felt, unapologetic, full-frontal... She reclaims pleasure and joy as a pathway to catharsis, and parallels the personal with the political.

    Time Out
  • 'Transformative and WILD. See Grumble.

  • Creator Emma Maye Gibson

  • Performers Betty Grumble & Megana Holliday
  • Dramaturg & Art Doula Victoria Spence
  • Original Dramaturgical Team Dr Vivienne Linsley, Charlotte Farrell & Dr Annie Sprinkle
  • Care Consultant Stella Delight
  • Sound Designers Betty Grumble & stereogamous
  • Pussy Print Flag Ms Saffaa
  • Costume Designers Matthew Stegh & Haus of Helmutti
  • Lighting Designer & Operator Alex Torney

    Producer Performing Lines

  • Photos Liz Ham

Produced by Performing Lines.
This project was originally supported by The Red Rattler Theatre.

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