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Cabaret

Dolly Diamond’s Bl*nkety Bl*nks

Written and performed by Dolly Diamond

Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse

It’s variety, comedy and live entertainment at its best – or definitely at its funniest!

Everyone’s favourite game show hostess, Dolly Diamond hosts the live version of the top-rating Australian 70’s TV classic with a line-up of celebrity guests that will throw caution to the wind to assist contestants win fabulous prizes!

Featuring: 

Lewis Jones as MC
Adam Brunes
Peter Black (QUAC)
Ruth Gardner
Sellma Soul
Candy Surprise
Natalie Bochenski

With her sharp-tongued wit and comedic genius, Queen of Cabaret Dolly Diamond is completely in her element with this naughty game show that is just a little bit risqué and definitely filled with innuendo.

It’s going to be a BLANKING hoot!

Reviews

A Dolly-cious twist on a tried and true formula, this Diamond really sparkles. ★★★★★

Theatrepeople

Dolly Diamond, an artiste with serious pipes (no lip-synching here, thank you very much) and a bottomless talent for banter.

The Age

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Writer & Performer: Dolly Diamond 

A much-loved act who is originally from the UK, DOLLY DIAMOND has called Australia home since 2009, proving herself to be one of the country's finest comedy cabaret talents. Dolly became an Australian citizen in 2014. Dolly Diamond has had great success hosting and performing in live cabaret and at major live events, media events, festivals and charity engagements around Australia. Combining superb comic skills and vocal talent, Dolly has the unique ability to keep her audiences on the edge of their seats, whilst always feeling safe in the hands of this consummate professional.

Over the last decade this talented artist has been invited to lend her face and name to raise public awareness around major Australian campaigns and in support of many causes. These include Blue September for the Australian Prostate Cancer Research Foundation (on television and for live events nationally), a role on online soap opera Being Brendo for the Victorian AIDS Council, hosting duties and appearances for the Water Polo League Pride Cup and the AFL supported Pride Cup both for Beyond Blue, hosting the Living Positive Victoria candlelight vigil in Melbourne’s Federation Square, hosting several events as part of AIDS 2014 - the 20th International AIDS Conference, and appearing at Melbourne’s Orlando Memorial Candlelight Vigil. Dolly is also proud to have hosted and appeared at several Marriage Equality Rallies in Adelaide and Melbourne, and she has hosted several fundraisers and rallies in support of The Australian Greens.

Dolly presented and produced two highly respected television programs on C31 TV (Digital 44), THE LATE SHOW WITH DOLLY DIAMOND – a variety and late night talk show format; and TO HELL IN A HANDBASKET, which saw her interview an impressive array of her entertainment industry friends including Kate Ceberano, Marina Prior, Eddie Perfect, Caroline O’Connor, Jinkx Monsoon, Vika and Linda Bull, Denise Scott, Rhonda Burchmore, Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle, Ella Hooper, Rocky Horror’s Richard O’Brien, Renee Geyer, Virginia Gay and Julia Zemiro.

Dolly has a strong relationship with many LGBTI organisations around Australia including JOY94.9 (Australia’s first LGBTI radio station), Daylesford’s ChillOut Festival, Coffs Harbour’s Coast Out Festival, TasPride, Cairns Pride, Adelaide’s FEAST Festival and a long-running relationship with Melbourne’s Midsumma Festival, where she was honoured with a Life Membership in 2014. Dolly was awarded Artist of the Year at the inaugural GLOBE Community Awards in 2014 in Melbourne. She has also worked with a range of other Victorian LGBTI community organisations over the last decade, including the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, Melbourne Gay and Lesbian Chorus, Melbourne Rainbow Band and Pride March Victoria.

Dolly was appointed Artistic Director of the 2017 Melbourne Cabaret Festival and has had numerous cabaret seasons around the nation as part of Fringeworld Perth, Melbourne Cabaret Festival, Ballarat Cabaret Festival, FEAST Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and has performed seasons in Adelaide, Brisbane and at the Seymour Centre in Sydney.

In 2016, Dolly was proud to tour regional Victoria with Gender and Sexuality Commissioner Rowena Allen and LGBTI advocate Daniel Witthaus for the Rural Regional Roadshow to address homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and intersexphobia.

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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 on performance days.

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. 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.

Get the most out of your visit

See an exhibition
See the world for free with awe-inspiring visual art from just about everywhere. Make sure you don’t miss anything – explore all of the foyers on the main and bottom floors. See what's on.

Explore New Farm Park
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
Brisbane Powerhouse recommends The JohnsonTryp Hotel, and The Fantauzzo.

 

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