Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts

The Australian Burlesque Festival – Tropical Tease

Presented by The Australian Burlesque Festival

Directed and curated by burlesque star and icon Dolores Daiquiri

A night of glamorous classic tease and modern neo-burlesque that will dazzle, delight and stimulate the senses! Tropical Tease will consist of some of the best and most entertaining international and local burlesque performers. Join us in celebrating traditional Bump n’ Grind, vintage-flavoured tease, sizzling cabaret and variety entertainment! Be delighted, tantalised and pleasantly entertained as you experience jaw-dropping glamour and high quality shows from leading stars of the stage.

Celebrating eight successful years. The biggest celebration of burlesque in the Southern Hemisphere. If you are going to one burlesque event this year make it this one!!

Starring (20 October 2017):
HEADLINERS: Dolores Daiquiri (Melbourne), Honey B. Goode (Melbourne), La Viola Vixen (Berlin), Ruby Slippers (Melbourne), Bettie Bombshell (Melbourne)

PERFORMERS: Lulu (Japan), Caramel Knowledge (USA), Holly Dai (USA), Trillian (New Zealand), The Bombshells (Brisbane), Lena Marlene (Brisbane), Ainslie Adams (Melbourne), Carletta The Great (Melbourne)

MISTRESS OF CEREMONIES: Elena Gabrielle (Berlin)

Starring (21 October 2017):
HEADLINERS: Dolores Daiquiri (Melbourne), Ruby Slippers (Melbourne), La Viola Vixen (Berlin), Bettie Bombshell (Melbourne), Honey B. Goode (Melbourne)

PERFORMERS: The Bombshells (Brisbane), Jacqueline Furey (Brisbane), Essie Foxglove (Perth), Frank n Twist (Mr B Frank & Pixie Twist - New Zealand), Miss Bettsy Rose Lee ~ Burlesque Diva (New Zealand), Scarlette Tinkerbelle (Brisbane), Yani (Argentina)

MISTRESS OF CEREMONIES: Elena Gabrielle (Berlin)

This show may contain implied nudity. Adult 18+ only.

For performer and show information please go to the festival website.

Just Call Me Cat Design

Event Details

Date & Time

Fri 20 - Sat 21 Oct, 8pm

Duration: Approx 2hr 30mins, including 20min interval
Foyer Bar opens 7pm


Cabaret Reserved Seating
Cabaret Full: $75

Theatre Reserved Seating
Theatre Full: $65

Warnings:  This show may contain implied nudity. Adult 18+ only.



Aphra Magazine

"The curtains opened and it felt electric. I was totally hooked."

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"An event of the highest quality! Not to be missed when it arrives in your neck of the woods!"