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Thu 19 Sep 2013, 8:00pm

Where: Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs, Alice Springs

Restrictions: All Ages

Dripping with romance, adventure and desire, Dead Men Tell A Thousand Tales is a collection of darkly humorous, highly emotive songs and stories exploring death as a vital and essential celebration of life.

With the charming crooner Mikelangelo at their helm, the Black Sea Gentlemen plunge headlong into a netherworld of intrigue and imagination. Swoon to the tune of Rufino the Catalan Casanova, thrill to the tale of The Great Muldavio, witness Guido Libido - master of a thousand faces, and delight in Little Ivan the song and dance man.

Dead Men Tell A Thousand Tales is a deliciously macabre ‘Kabaret Noir’ with breathtakingly beautiful theatrical vision. Through songs, stories and theatrical vignettes a fantastical world is mapped out and populated with a cast of gargoyles and demons, angels and crows, doomed sailors and spectral gunfighters, whistling soldiers and dancing skeletons.

The vision behind the show comes from Croatian/Australian songwriter and cabaret luminary Mikelangelo. His ability to weave complex and confronting ideas into accessible and highly entertaining shows has garnered critical acclaim nationally and internationally. The Black Sea Gentlemen are his formidable musical ensemble.

In their ten years collaborating together they have created a uniquely compelling body of work and built a widespread and devoted following.

This amazing musical adventure has entertained and beguiled audiences and critics throughout Australia and the UK, playing major arts festivals and theatres including the Edinburgh Fringe, Sydney Opera House and London’s West End.

“These are performers at the top of their game, in complete control of their audience.” - Andrew Eaton, Arts Editor, The Scotsman