Strange Bedfellows, The Vanguard, Newtown, December 16 and 17 - both sold out, returning January 3 and 4, 2015; Melbourne and Brisbane dates to follow, check www.thestrangebedfellows.com.au for details.
Jacqui Dark and Kanen Breen have been two of Opera Australia’s most popular, as well as most versatile and thrilling employees of the past decade with more awards between them than is polite. Recently the company moved to “more flexible employment arrangements” which translated as “on yer bike” for a number of top performers, Dark and Breen among them.
The silver lining to this particular cloud is the impetus for these two uniquely bold and quirky performers to get off their operatic arses and try something new. Strange Bedfellows had its first outing as a ten minute entry at Short and Sweet Cabaret festival at New Theatre at the beginning of 2014. They didn’t win but made a huge splash and it was obvious that the baby had legs.