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    Photo by Joel Devereux

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Cabaret

So Unusual: Confessions of a Lauper Stalker

Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse, Queensland Cabaret Festival and Troy Armstrong Management

Direct from Alcatraz, a fan tells her story through a Cyndi Lauper catalogue of hit songs, about her rise to infamy and her colourist brush with fame, fortune and the law.

This new cabaret from musical theatre starlet Rebecca Grennan delivers the Lauper hits and plenty of laughs. Meet Sindi Lauper Gibson – daughter of a Kingston hairdresser and a musical theatre “wiggy”. In 1999 Sindi became a renowned colourist in a Darlinghurst salon, and developed an obsession for an 80s music goddess whilst perfecting her craft. Her talent, persuasion and persistence led her all the way to an apprenticeship with stylist to the stars, Justin Ware, and the opportunity to actually meet and colour the locks of her idol…

Co-written by Troy Armstrong (The Devil Wears Leigh Buchanan) and featuring acclaimed musical director Peta Leigh Wilson, the show is an irrepressible romp through the best of Lauper, including ‘Time After Time’, ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’, ‘She Bop’ and more.

Inspired by
Cyndi Lauper
Known for
Her debut cabaret Half Full / Voice Over Artist on radio / Performed alongside Hugh Jackman in the Boy From Oz / Performance credits include Shout, Grease the Arena Spectacular and Happy Feet.

Reviews

Stalking can be a positive experience

Bobbi-Lea Dionysius Aussie Theatre

Here’s a toast to Bex, a great laugh and a good LIE down

MX

Sindi Lauper Gibson was destined to do hair; orange is her new black

Time Out

More Info

Written by Rebecca Grennan and Troy Armstrong
Musical Director Peta Leigh Wilson
Photography by Joel Devereux

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About the Venue

Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
See our Getting Here page.

Is parking available?
There is limited free-of-charge, all-day, on-site car parking at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are travelling by car, please arrive early to secure a park. Additional free parking is available in New Farm Park accessible via our link road, which is opened after 5pm every day.

What time should I arrive?
It's best to arrive at least 30-40 minutes before the show start time to find a car park, pick up your tickets at box office and make your way to the venue. The doors of the venue will open approximately 10-15 minutes prior to show time.

Where do I pick up my tickets?
Tickets will be available for pick up from Box Office 60 minutes prior to show time.

Is there food and drink available

Brisbane Powerhouse has two on-site restaurants; Bar Alto and Watt Restaurant + Bar. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.

See more common questions and learn everything you need to know about your visit to Brisbane Powerhouse on our FAQ page.

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Brisbane Powerhouse is located next to the beautiful New Farm Park, one of Brisbane’s most popular and much loved recreational facilities. Pack a picnic, smell the roses in the garden, play a game of tennis, let the kids loose in the playground, enjoy a coffee, or just sit back and take in the sunshine.

Accommodation
There is a wide array of accommodation close to our venue that caters to every budget. Brisbane Powerhouse recommends The JohnsonTryp HotelSofitel BrisbaneKirribilli Riverfront ApartmentsEdward Lodge and Heal House for both short term and longer visits.