What did Ken and Barbie do when you weren’t looking?
Babushka present a crazed and cutesy cabaret all about our first childhood BFF, the doll. Ramping up their range of talents, the Babushka gals will nurse dolls, break dolls and become dolls in their typically surprising arrangements of everything from Queen and Guns 'n' Roses to Destiny’s Child and Offenbach.
Prepare to be seduced, comforted, tickled and burped through a dark musical comedy experience, drawing from opera, 80s pop, nursery rhymes and rock’n’roll. Take a stroll down the cynical side of memory lane and see the world through your Dolly’s eyes.We yearn to be Barbie, cuddle our Cabbage Patch baby, stick pins in Voodoo dolls (but not in blow-up dolls), and sometimes we behave like baby-dolls ourselves. Babushka beckons you into the Barbie Dreamhouse for a very grown-up play-date... Batteries sold separately.
“...lambasted the audience with raunchy wit, sly humour, sexy asides, and fabulous vocals…”
Eric Scott - Absolute Theatre
“Babushka’s “Doll” has all the ingredients of good cabaret: laughs, gasps and a show of genuine talent, and is definitely worth a visit.” - Meredith Walker, Blue Curtains
“Babushka don't do things by halves, these girls go ga-ga for femme.” – Jessica Bozoky - Scene Magazine
Cabaret Style Seating
Table of 6 $35.00 each
Single seat at a table $39.00
Youth Under 25 $25.00
Empire Cardholder $30.00
PG 15+ (Course language, adult themes)
Please note all patrons will be required to check in via QR Code when attending the theatre.
Increased hygiene facilities and social distancing measures are in place including COVID safe seating in the auditoriums, contactless payment preferred, and extensive contact tracing policies required for all patrons.
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