Looking for the time of your life?
Carried a watermelon or two?
Maybe you just had a huge crush on Patrick Swayze?
Welcome to the Dirty Fame Flash Candles Club, the answer you’ve been searching your VHS and cassette tapes for.
Inspired by the spirit of the 80s, this cabaret-style comedy quasi-musical with dance routines and strange rituals features the best songs of all time (obviously) and more than a couple of cult movie references.
Four ordinary women living in South-East Queensland, come face to face with their biggest challenge yet: middle age – caring for children and parents, maintaining careers and propping up friends while trying to hold it all together.
They seek refuge in each other…and the Dirty Fame Flash Candles Club: a place where you too can indulge your inner 80s movie star.
Come join this footloose foursome and satisfy your yearnings for a fearless, frivolous night of dirty dancing, songs, one liners and memorable freeze frames.
So, smack on your best iridescent lipstick, kick off your Sunday shoes and let that crimped hair loose – you’re about to have the time of your life!
First performed at the Judith Wright Arts Centre, Brisbane, Australia. June 2022.
An original concept by Melissa Western.
Featuring: Helen Cassidy, Lizzie Moore, Neridah Waters, Melissa Western.
Recommended PG-13. Contains sexual references.
First Night season, June 2022 Judith Wright Arts Centre. Creative Team.
Produced by Western Standard Productions.
This project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland’s First Night Showcase – Judith Wright Arts Centre