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Cactus County


Wed 28 Sep 2016, 8:30pm–9:30pm
Thu 29 Sep 2016, 8:30pm–9:30pm
Fri 30 Sep 2016, 8:30pm–9:30pm
Sat 1 Oct 2016, 8:30pm–9:30pm
Sun 2 Oct 2016, 8:30pm–9:30pm

Where: The Melba Spiegeltent, 35 Johnston Street, Collingwood, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Earlybird (until 19 August): $25.00
  • Adult: $30.00
  • Concession: $25.00
  • Child: $20.00
  • Group (6+): $20.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: suzannepk6

Giddy up for a genre-bending wild west cabaret under the spectacular Melba Spiegeltent big top, this Melbourne Fringe Festival from 28 September.

Like Neo Radio’s hit debut production La Petite Mort, Cactus County pays homage to 1940s radio drama, while transforming songs by Beyonce, Crowded House, Sia and more into honky tonk, bluegrass, folk and dark country styles.

So saddle up for an evening of belly laughs, big voices, close-harmonies and mesmeric ballads. Audience members are invited to channel their inner cowpoke and dress to impress.

About the Show
To save her ancient Pa’s ranch, a plucky, gun-slingin’ farm girl must join a motley band of cowboys on a treacherous cattle drive over Thunder Mountain. Their adventure features a seedy saloon, a talking horse, an interrupting prairie dog and tumbleweeds aplenty.

Sam Qualtrough, Yvette Hearn, Suzanne Barton and Paul David-Goddard (announcer)

Thomas Byrne (piano), Dave Borgeest (guitar/banjo), Robbie Finch (bass) and Chloe Dempsey (drums)

Neo Radio Reviews
“Spine-tingling perfection” (4.5 stars, ArtsHub)
“A night of musical heaven” (4.5 stars, Planet Arts)
“Haven’t had so much fun in the dark in a very long time”
“Just what the doctor ordered; a necessary tonic in this drab world.”