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Live variety entertainment is back!

Ali McGregor is shaking off your isolation blues with evocative music, subversive humour and cheeky burlesque.

With three of Melbourne’s finest acts hand-picked by Ali each night, this variety show brings together laugh-out-loud comedy acts, saucy burlesque and heart stopping cabaret for a night of quality entertainment. Ali McGregor leads the show with her gravity-defying vocals, backed by one of the finest jazz trios in town - Sam Keevers, Tamara Murphy & Hugh Harvey.

The Playhouse is transformed into the Playhouse Lounge, an intimate venue, where both artists and audiences sit on stage in both safety and style.

Come together with friends and family, to sit, sip and nibble while experiencing a wildly exciting mix of Melbourne artists.

This special winter season in the Playhouse Lounge promises to have more spontaneous headline guests, higher notes and more gin than ever before!

This season's guests include (alphabetical)

  • Adam Hills
  • Bert LaBonté
  • Christie Whelan Browne
  • Dane Simpson
  • Die Roten Punkte
  • Dilruk Jayasinha
  • Eddie Perfect
  • Geraldine Hickey
  • Gillian Cosgriff
  • Ivan Aristeguieta
  • Jessie Lloyd
  • Lily Paskas
  • Lior
  • Reuben Kaye
  • Thando
  • Zelia Rose

Guests will enjoy a glass of Tasmanian sparkling wine on arrival (non-alcoholic options available) served with a delicious antipasto platter to share with your group at your table. Vegetarian and gluten free options available. Additional beverages will be available to purchase throughout the show with contactless payment.

“As we all emerge tenderly from lockdown, we’re going to do this in style! I think this is one of the most exciting and diverse group of performers in Victoria, and together with my live band we will all yet again share in the energy and excitement you can only get in live theatre. So grab a ticket, grab a glass and we will see you there!” Ali McGregor.

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