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Wed 28 Jan 2015, 7:00pm–8:00pm
Thu 29 Jan 2015, 7:00pm–8:00pm
Fri 30 Jan 2015, 7:00pm–8:00pm
Sat 31 Jan 2015, 7:00pm–8:00pm
Sun 1 Feb 2015, 7:00pm–8:00pm

Where: fortyfivedownstairs, 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne CBD, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages

Listed by: magda

Michael Griffiths isn't going to let turning 40 stop his prolonged adolescence. His really prolonged adolescence.

In his new cabaret show, Adolescent, Griffiths recalls falling in love, why he can't go ten pin bowling and how touring in jukebox musicals has happily kept him emotionally immature.

Written and performed by Griffiths, Adolescent is a self-deprecating hour of song, humour and personal revelation at fortyfivedownstairs from Wednesday 21 January until Sunday 1 February 2015 as part of the Midsumma Festival.

Featuring songs he knows all too well from Jersey Boys, Priscilla Queen of the Desert and lots of his first love, 80s pop including songs from Culture Club, A-ha, Duran Duran, The Cure and Michael Jackson.

Griffiths has been described as ‘extraordinary’, The Age; ‘a rare and wonderful performer’, Artshub; ‘funny and charming’, Stage Whispers, his piano playing ‘effortless’, Herald Sun.

‘Rather than have a mid-life crisis about turning 40, I figured better to poke fun at myself with a show about why I haven’t quite ‘grown up’ yet. It’s also a great excuse to sing some of my absolute favourite songs from the 80s, have some laughs at what’s it’s really like working in musical theatre and finding out as an adult about my donor conception quite by accident, all the while behaving like a petulant teenager.’

Griffiths has been nominated for two Green Room Awards, Best Cabaret at Perth Fringeworld and won Best Cabaret Adelaide Fringe 2014. His acclaimed cabaret shows In Vogue: Songs By Madonna and Sweet Dreams: Songs by Annie Lennox have delighted critics and audiences all across Australia and beyond to New York, London, Hong Kong, Auckland and Edinburgh where he received 5 star reviews and standing ovations.