Betty Grumble Presents Grumble N' Friends
Ft. Betty Grumble and The Dollar Bin Darlings with local performers and DJ's
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Grumble N' Friends is a genre-smashing variety evening that whirls the worlds of performance art, club art, art art and heart art together in a womb of possibility.
Birthed by totem critter Betty Grumble, Grumble N’ Friends will make a great beautiful mess of your evening. All are welcome into What's Golden for BIG friendly feelings. Lurve Energy Abound.
Surreal Showgurl. Obscene Beauty Queen. Wild Womanhood. Sex Clown. With ceremonial precision and deranged wit, Betty Grumble enslaves her audience with a powerful call to arms as she raptures in the complexity of the woman body as a political and playful site. A maniacal Feminist contagion and ecosexual, her award winning work has been critically lauded across the board.
From the polished stages of Belvoir St Theatre and Sydney Opera House, to the swampy dens of Sydney’s Queer Underground and International Festivals. Grumble is a founding member of performance gaggle Gang of She and has her MFA in Fine Arts/Arse, her practice bounces from stage to street, screen to shawomanic ceremony. A mantric wish towards Love Energy. Are you Betty to Grumble?
- BETTY GRUMBLE
- LA LA BAYLES
- REBEL LYONS
- RICHIE LE STRANGE
- THEATRE OF THUNDER
- DOLLAR BIN DARLINGS
RICHIE LE STRANGE
Richie LeStrange is an iconic Brisbane drag king serving you flame grilled reef and beef. A them fatale, equal parts hilarious, entertaining and sexy evoking and igniting the divine femme and masc in one glorious creature.
CHUNDER CHUNK SMOOTHIES. BROKEN GLASS-AGNE. GREEN FAIRY BREAD.
If the sound of these culinary delights tingles your tastebuds, then ‘Hope Ya Hungry’ is the late night Masterchef you’ve been waiting for. Caroline Flange will have you dry-retching as she unveils the grotesque absurdity of the things we eat. Did you know that parmesan cheese is made out of the stomach lining of baby cows? DELICIOUS!
If ya can’t handle the smell, get outta the kitchen.
Nigella Lawson meets Eric Andre in this food demonstration which will have audiences in stitches. Caroline Flange featured in Anywhere Theatre Festival shows Z24 (2018) and Telefon (2019) and is bursting at the seams to commence her solo career.
LA LA BAYLES
Guyala Bayles is a 20yr old Birri Gubba and Wonnarua model and poet, born in Brisbane. Guyala was raised in a politically active family and continues this legacy which has been passed down from generation to generation. Guyala uses her public platform to shed light on issues affecting First Nations people and powerfully expresses herself through spoken word.
Be captivated by Guyala’s presence as she gives you an insight of what it’s like growing up in Australia as a young First Nations woman.
THEATRE OF THUNDER - Megan Janet White
Megan Janet White is a Brisbane based movement, costume and installation artist, drawing on Butoh Dance, Oki-do Yoga and contemporary pop-art fusion, which is fuelled by her ongoing study with Butoh Masters in Japan. She is the co-founder of ‘Theatre of Thunder’ Sonic Butoh performance troupe, a company member of OzFrank Theatre, and director of HAiKU Arts, where she teaches, performs and hosts International artists and projects. Megan’s work is described as a billowing massacre of the senses, existing in a state of poetic rupture and transmutation that conjures an evocative 'body storm'.
DOLLAR BIN DARLINGS
Ladies and gentlemen and everybody in between, The Dollar Bin Darlings are finally bringing their Disco Manifesto to the Brisbane. Sydney’s premier Disco Dilettantes are ready to unleash a crateful of contagious beats and irresistible moves. Leave your inhibitions at home and bring your dancing shoes because the Dollar Bin Darlings have a Disco Doctrine so danceable it might just change your life. We believe in DISCO, we believe in LOVE, and we believe in YOU!
The Dollar Bin Darlings believe that the joy and passion of disco is so infectious and so danceable, that armed with records that cost no more than one dollar, they can create a dancefloor so heaving and unrelenting that no one could say disco is dead. They have been transforming bars and clubs into wild, queer, disco parties for nearly two years now and there’s no sign of stopping.