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Sex, Lies & Betrayal - Memoirs of a Hollywood Star

Ticket Information

  • Full Price: $37.00 each
  • Concession: $33.00 each
  • Group 6+: $30.00 each
  • Mob: $30.00 each
  • Additional fees may apply


  • Mon 17 Oct 2022, 8:30pm–9:30pm
  • Tue 18 Oct 2022, 8:30pm–9:30pm
  • Wed 19 Oct 2022, 8:30pm–9:30pm
  • Thu 20 Oct 2022, 8:30pm–9:30pm
  • Fri 21 Oct 2022, 8:30pm–9:30pm
  • Sat 22 Oct 2022, 8:30pm–9:30pm
  • Sun 23 Oct 2022, 8:30pm–9:30pm



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No it’s not about Quentin Tarantino’s film of the same name, but a saucy and engrossing glimpse into the 1940’s world of the movie elite.

Hot off a highly successful debut in Brisbane and sold-out shows in Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney, award-winning theatre company JTM Productions is thrilled to bring back to Melbourne by public demand, an encore season of their critically acclaimed production of Sex, Lies &Betrayal – Memoirs of a Hollywood Star.

Set to a lavish vintage jazz score, the glossy world of Hollywood and the scandals behind the scenes come to life in riveting detail in this raunchy true tell-all story about the life, loves and lovers of a 1940’s Hollywood leading lady who is only known by her pseudonym “Miss Nightingale.”

Starring popular theatre performer Karla Hillam who is described as “Sizzling-hot” and “ every inch a Hollywood goddess” (Weekend Notes), this one-woman cabaret "is a show worth attending" (Nothing Ever Happens in Brisbane). Featuring reimagined classics by Cole Porter, Christina Aguilera, Frank Sinatra, Edith Piaf, Amy Winehouse, Billie Eilish, Bobby Darin and more “Sex, Lies & Betrayal is a show that stays with you long after the curtain closes.” The Au Review

‘Hollywood in the 1940’s was certainly glamourous. Secrets were rife, gossip was a way of life and movie moguls ruled.’ said Producer, Writer and Director Margaret Fisk AM. ‘It’s been exciting to bring Miss Nightingale’s memoirs to the stage. She certainly lived a fascinating life, dirty little scandals and all. Reading her memoirs made me blush as they are quite steamy but her story is really a tale of love and loss, temptation and loneliness. Her journey and her questionable life choices is something which I think many people can relate to, particularly women.’

The Butterfly Club, known for its edgy live performances and clever cocktails will be transformed into Miss Nightingale’s boudoir for the duration of the Melbourne Fringe Festival. Patrons are encouraged to dress up as famous Hollywood stars, where once inside, they will share in a voyeuristic experience as they witness Miss Nightingale reveal her most inner secrets.

So who is this mysterious Miss Nightingale? She’s an adulteress, a seductress and a femme fatale who tells all and in true form, knows where all the skeletons are buried and isn’t afraid to spill the beans.

“This is a must-see show that promises an erotic story of forbidden love, carnal desires, passion, pain and betrayal'. Weekend notes

"JTM Productions have premiered a highly entertaining and touching cabaret" Theatrehaus

"Hillam proves she has fierce stage presence" - BCause Arts

"Hillam gives a masterful performance” – Theatrehaus

“ A symphony of charisma and crudeness, masterfully written and directed by Margaret Fisk” On the Record

“Hillam’s stage presence is commanding” Adelaide Theatre Guide

“An important and timeless piece” On The Record

“An unforgettable passion …….a captivating tale of lies, betrayal and one woman’s sexual awakening is the perfect girl’s night out and voyeuristic exposé Hollywood fans will love.” Theatrehaus

“This glimpse into the 40’s world of the movie elite is saucy and engrossing. Hillam is a consummate performer and the show was worth waiting to see.” Glam Adelaide

Starring: Karla Hillam
Written & Directed: Margaret Fisk AM
Musical Direction, Arrangements and Orchestrations: Ned Wright-Smith
Design: Christina Logan-Bell
Lighting: JB Lighting Designs Australia
Wig: Tamed by Trent Ashley
Makeup: Brett Michael Artistry
Image: 3 Fates Media

17 – 23 October 2022 @ 8.30pm
The Butterfly Club, 5 Carson Place, Melbourne

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