The Exotic Lives of Lola Montez

In 1855, the wildest showgirl of the nineteenth century, Lola Montez, toured Australia. The scandal is legend.

From Patrick White Playwright, Award Winner Jackie Smith and world famous cabaret stars Finucane & Smith comes the story of the wildest showgirl of the nineteenth century, Lola Montez.

She horsewhipped the editor of the Ballarat Times (for a bad review). Swung down mineshafts on a single rope with champagne in hand. Escaped arrest, dressed only in her jewels. Showered with gold nuggets and insults. Swathed in scandal.

Her erotic Spider Dance was "the most libertinish and indelicate performance that could be given on the public stage" (Sydney Morning Herald 1855). In 1855 the wildest showgirl of the nineteenth century, Lola Montez, toured Australia and its goldfields.

Starring triple Best Actress Winner (and direct descendant of Lola herself!) Miss Caroline Lee and Parisian dance siren Holly Durant, directed by the international Queen of Provocative Variety Moira Finucane, Lola is a wildly contemporary dreamscape steeped in Australian history and the extraordinary lives & freedom of one of the world’s most adventurous women.

"Exquisite …. characterised by high quality writing and acting." The Australian

The Underarm is a riotous and hugely entertaining show that has tremendous appeal to those who don’t ordinarily attend theatre - children, sports clubs and corporate groups.

Starring multi award-winning NZ actor, Christopher Brougham and Directed by Peter Hambleton (Gloin in The Hobbit trilogy).

Tickets can be booked at any of our Customer Service Centres, or purchased over the phone with credit card.


Further Information

Contact:Lisa Harvey
Phone:03 5251 1998
Email:lharvey@geelongcity.vic.gov.au
Website:www.geelongaustralia.com.au/potatoshed