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The End Festival - Fleetwood Macs 'Rumours' by Smith & Jones and Christa Hughes in Neurotic Ladyland Tickets
7:00pm, Sat 21 April, 2018
The Royal Hall, NSW
The Royal Hall shows are part of 'The End', Hill End's festival of arts, culture and heritage. Visit The End Festival Website for information on the festival.
Two separate shows on Saturday 21st are available to buy on this page. Please purchase the tickets you require for one or both shows here.
Show 1: Saturday 21 April - 7.00pm
Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours' - Performed by Smith & Jones
Bathurst duo Smith & Jones, are joined by guitarist Matt Ferry, drummer Michael Carpenter and bassist Charlie Lee to perform Fleetwood Mac's 1977 Grammy Award winning, 13 times platinum masterpiece Rumours in full in the Royal Hall as part of The End Festival 2018.
The album, which is 40 years old this year, includes the singles 'Don't Stop', 'Go Your Own Way', 'Dreams', 'The Chain' and 'You make Loving Fun'.
Jessica Hooper from Pitchfork puts it best; 'Upon its release in 1977, Rumours became the fastest selling LP of all time, moving 800,000 copies per week at its height. Its success made Fleetwood Mac a cultural phenomenon and also set a template for pop with a gleaming surface that has something complicated, desperate, and dark resonating underneath.'
Smith & Jones have been performing Rumours to sold out crowds over the past 3 years.
(Image credit: Kylie Whitney)
Show 2: Saturday 21 April - 9.00pm
Christa Hughes in 'Neurotic Ladyland'
A Melodramatic Musical Neurotic Noir
Cabaret contortionist, genre bender, and mash up mistress Christa Hughes (Machine Gun Fellatio, Circus Oz) performs her critically acclaimed show Neurotic Ladyland in Hill End. Witness the spectacle of many wild and wonderful, possibly deluded and diabolical, women reach their end in The End.
Blurring the lines between madness and brilliance Neurotic Ladyland captures our fragility by evaluating it into a hyper-real, vaudeville, freak-show circus. Inspired and guided by Norma Desmond (Sunset Boulevard), Baby Jane Hudson (Whatever Happened To Baby Jane), Fanny Warhol (NY post modern feminist performance artist), Wiggy Minnelli (the Wemar Cabaret Berlin Punk love child of Liza and Iggy) and some of Christa's own creations, this show is a celebration of mad and magnificent women. Darkly comic, this chaotic cabaret takes the audience on a roller-coaster ride punctuated with moments of beauty, perversity, vulnerability and absurdity. The unique Miss Hughes at her vocally stunning best. With her typical dramatic stage presence, powerful voice, complete irreverence and utmost respect Christa Hughes not only embraces but celebrates many talented, passionate and disappointed women who have ultimately been misunderstood.
Christa will be joined by musicians Jeremy Brennan and Jim Dunlop and performing a repertoire including songs by Kander & Ebb, David Bowie, Harold Arlen, Tom Waits, Lou Reed, Ella Fitzgerald, Iggy Pop, Rogers & Hammerstein,Christa's own compositions amongst some other surprises.
"Hughes proves the depth and mettle of her comic and vocal talents as she deconstructs cabaret and the diva concept. Prowling, howling and strutting the stage, transforming from screen goddess to killer rock chick"
- Adelaide Advertiser
"This is cabaret at its most prolific and profound, even if on the surface it all seems absurd.
It throws the audience right into the dark recesses of retromania; eerie and enlightening all at once.
There are other tricks Christa reveals that make this kind of cabaret stand-out and unique this is genuine female oestrogen in overdrive" - Cream
Please Note: All ages are welcome, however parental guidance is recommended for people under the age of 16. The show has some mature content.
( Image Credit: Kelly-Ann Denton)
The Royal hall will be a mix of bench and bar table seating and standing room.
No reserved seating available. A bar will be operating in the hall during show times.
Ticket holders to both shows will need to clear the hall after the first show and re-enter for the second show.