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Winner – Best Cabaret, 2017 Melbourne Fringe

Hosted by burlesque queen, showgirl and storywoman, Becky Lou, who trawls the glittery underbelly of the international Fringe Festival circuit, queer parties, comedy clubs, circus spaces and burlesque bars to bring together Seen & Heard.

A stunning showcase of song, circus, dance, striptease and vaudeville, combined with the confessional art of storytelling, made popular by story slams like The Moth.

Performers who have spent their careers entertaining without words or performing fictional works will tell THEIR stories. Combining storytelling and vaudeville, Seen & Heard will feature some of the finest variety artists doing what they do best, as well as sharing true tales of their lives behind the limelight.

Much of the show’s success has been in the powerful experience of seeing the magnificently confident artists from highly physical and visual disciplines embrace vulnerability, dropping character and sharing intimate, confession

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Since 2015, the show has toured five seasons across Melbourne Fringe, Perth Fringe World and Adelaide Fringe Festival and featured performances from cabaret, drag, burlesque, contemporary dance, popular music and circus artists, including Wes Snelling/Tina del Twist, Karen From Finance, Anna Lumb, Mojo Juju, Mama Alto, Frankie Valentine, Clara Cupcakes, Reuben Kaye, Zelia Rose, Ash Baroque, Lillian Starr, Liz Cahalan of Bey Dance, Jessica McKerlie, Chase Paradise, Honey B. Goode, Jessamae St James, Ruby Slippers, Mema Sifa and Lucy Frost.

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Seen & Heard Reviews

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The West Australian ****

What makes this show outstanding is the wonderful selection of natural storytellers who have you hooked on their every word, gripped by snippets of their real lives that have you in barrels of laughter and on the verge of tears. See the full review here.

The Melbourne Critique

Candid retellings of anxiety, pain, insecurity, joy and love flowed from the performers in a setting where the oft-voiceless shared their voices… It’s an experience that celebrates the importance of storytelling, the passion of performance and the beauty in vulnerability, making this an invaluable and powerful piece for the artist and audience alike. See the full review here

Hi-fi Way

There were breasts and bottoms and pubic  hair, but the actual remarkable thing was the way the performers exposed themselves in other ways… funny, harrowing, sincere, inspirational, heartbreaking and heart warming. See the full review here

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My Melbourne Arts

Seen and Heard blurs the boundaries between performance and confessional, so that by the end of this intimate evening, there is a stronger connection between us and the performers we love to see on stage, but rarely get to hear from. See the full review here

Theatre Press

It’s a way of connecting the performers candidly with their audiences, and it’s an entertaining and unique experience for both. See the full review here

Aussie Theatre

It is an incredibly raw and intimate experience, and will certainly expand and deepen the way you view some of your most beloved visual performers. See the full review here

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Becky Lou

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Becky Lou has been performing self-devised work within Australia’s neo-burlesque scene since 2007. A resident performer at Melbourne venues Red Bennies and Burlesque Bar until their closures, she became one of the most in-demand performers at the height Australia’s burlesque revival, touring throughout Australia and the USA. A Miss Burlesque Australia national finalist (2010 and 2013), she has been included in 21st Century Burlesque Magazine’s list of Top 10 Australian Burlesque Personalities.

Becky’s debut solo show Shake, an exploration in combining neo-burlesque with personal storytelling, was nominated for Best Cabaret at Perth Fringe World 2015, Best Production at Montreal Fringe 2016 and received critical acclaim during seasons in Adelaide and Melbourne. Her second solo show, Real Woman (2017), further developed her intimate, confessional storytelling style. In 2015 she curated and produced the first season of Seen & Heard, in which she has worked closely with a selection of cabaret artists to explore storytelling in a variety show context. Seen & Heard has been presented in Fringe Festival seasons across the country each year since it’s inception, winning Melbourne Fringe’s Best Cabaret award in 2017.

Becky continues to mentor emerging performers and is currently Co-Chair of the Green Room Awards Association’s Cabaret Panel.

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Links

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Seen and Heard Facebook | Seen and Heard Instagram

Becky Lou Facebook | Becky Lou Twitter

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