Much like the first sip of a glass of expensive champagne, Blanc de Blanc begins elegantly. And by the end of the night – and bottom of the bottle – formality (and a fair amount of clothing) has essentially been dispensed with.
Blanc de Blanc wowed Gold Coast audiences earlier this year when it visited as part of Bleach Festival 2017 and due to the overwhelming demand (nearly every show was sold out), Blanc de Blanc is returning to the Gold Coast.
It’s bringing its own pop-up venue as well – this time the Aurora Spiegeltent, which will take up residence at Broadwater Parklands, north of the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre.
Blanc de Blanc director Scott Maidment said they were blown away by the response when their first ‘champagne cabaret’ debuted on the Gold Coast.
“So many people have contacted us wanting to know when we are coming back,” Scott said. “We couldn’t wait until next year, so by popular demand we are back in October.”
Blanc de Blanc is a cleverly crafted and beautifully designed show by Strut and Fret Production House. The show comes alive within a Spiegeltent; a lusciously draped, hand-made wooden masterpiece, a throwback to travelling venues from the early twentieth century. Set with mirrors and stained glass, the venue itself reflects the show’s colourful lighting design, making the space feel larger than it is.
Those who have seen BLANC de BLANC will be enticed to return to a place where champagne sparkles, eyes glimmer and the sensual and salacious combine for an evening of breathless abandon! To keep things interesting, there’s a sprinkling of new characters serving up a blend of vintage glamour and titilating acts.
For those who haven’t seen the show yet, you simply must. It’s seductive, immersive and naughty and it’s most definitely only for those aged 18 and over.
Blanc de Blanc runs 5 October – 5 November 2017 in Broadwater Parklands, in association with Bleach* Festival. Shows run Tuesday through Sunday and every Tuesday throughout the season is Cheap Tuesday. All tickets are $55 for that show.
Tickets for the return season to the Gold Coast are on sale now at www.blancshow.com.
Blanc de Blanc tickets and pricing
5 October – 5 November
Premium – $78 (access to premium seating and priority entry)
General admission – $65 (groups of 8+ $62)
Concession – $55
Standing – $38
Cheap Tuesday – $55
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday – 7.30pm
Saturday – 5.00pm and 7.30pm
Two hours, including a 20 minute interval
The show features adult themes, coarse language, nudity, sexual reference, smoking on stage, haze machine, strobe effects and pyrotechnics.
Feature image: Pamela Raith