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Michael Dalley - Rituals Of Art And Hatred


Wed 4 Nov 2015, 8:30pm–9:30pm
Thu 5 Nov 2015, 8:30pm–9:30pm
Fri 6 Nov 2015, 8:30pm–9:30pm
Sat 7 Nov 2015, 8:30pm–9:30pm
Sun 8 Nov 2015, 8:30pm–9:30pm

Where: The Butterfly Club, 5 Carson Place, Melbourne CBD, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Full: $32.00
  • Concession: $28.00
  • Members: $26.00
  • Groups (6+): $25.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: tessoloughlin11

Michael Dalley is bringing his hit show of the Adelaide and Melbourne Cabaret Festivals ‘Rituals of Art and Hatred’ to The Butterfly Club.

Over the last decade, he has charmed audiences with his highly theatrical cabaret shows, including ‘Vaudeville X’, ‘Urban Display Suite’, ‘Intimate Apparel’, and ‘Death in White Linen’. Whilst being thrilled to have won two Green Room Awards, Dalley is still livid at not winning the other ten for which he was nominated.

Michael Dalley is the master of satirical song writing. ‘Rituals of Art and Hatred’ is a compilation of the best songs of Dalley’s career such as, ‘The C Word’s Back in Town’, ‘Shit Art of the Mornington Peninsula’, ‘The Passive Aggressive Filipino Amway Lady’, and ‘I Love Private School Boys Doing Satire’.

Accompanied by his long time musical coordinator John Thorn, Dalley performs songs parodying today’s social conventions and affectations. Underscoring his material is the tension between his revolutionary impulses and his aspirational, bourgeois lifestyle.

Possessing a winning personality paired with an educated and insightful intellect, Dalley will have you laughing at the world, and more importantly, yourselves. “My duty is the truth. I’m not one to patronise. I’d much prefer to break your heart than flatter you with lies.”

‘Rituals of Art and Hatred’ will take you on a pilgrimage from the profane to the ridiculous. Come and be blessed!