SPANKY in Candice McQueen: Nasty!
Thurs 22nd May
Presented by Slide Cabaret Festival

Supporting Artist: Brendan Hay

After a triumphant debut at Slide last year, London cabaret savant SPANKY returns! “You’ll fall over laughing”Time Out (UK)!


Winner: Best Male Artiste and Winner Best Cabaret Production 2013 Green Room Awards

Winner: Best Cabaret 2013 Perth Fringe World Festival

Winner: Weekly Best Cabaret Award, 2013 Adelaide Fringe Festival


Candice McQueen: Nasty! Is a multi-award-winning, hyper-mythological cabaret and musical fable of an immortal Mister Sister named Candice.


“It’s like a love story about Candice who has a heart made of ice: if she falls in love her heart will melt and she will die. But when she eventually falls for a 90’s screen heartthrob and her heart starts to melt… the situation turns out rather unexpectedly” says writer and star of the show Rhys Morgan.


Set across time, and throughout the ages, Candice was already here when God created the Earth, she hung out with Mary in biblical Jerusalem, and River Phoenix lured her deep into the Hollywood maddened Los Angeles of the 1990’s!


With a spectacular live soundtrack featuring music by the Indigo Girls, Color Me Badd, Vanilla Ice, MC Hammer, Alanis Morrisette, All Saints and Roxette – played live onstage by British rock wunderkind, guitarist Chris Booroff (Kids Can’t Fly).


“It’s impossible to peel your eyes off the charismatic, twinkly eyed Mister Sister with his commanding stage presence.” The West Australian

“Eternally strong stage presence, great comedic timing and an ability to draw you in to her bizarre world” Theatre Press

“I wouldn’t be surprised if Spanky was dining with Simon Cowell at Cipriani’s within the next six months”Independent on Sunday (UK)


Spanky held a seven-year residency at London’s infamous Bistrotheque, has performed for three British Prime Ministers and had private bookings at the request of Elton John and Alexander McQueen.
Melbourne Cabaret Festival’s 2012 Spanky premiere was universally acclaimed by audiences, reviewers and peers, with a Herald Sun reviewer uncharacteristically dropping an f-bomb on twitter, exclaiming – “that was f*cked up & brilliant & funny & beautiful”.


Brendan Hay Slide Cabaret Festival

Brendan Hay as Cruello de Vil
Best Male Cabaret Artist 2014 Short and Sweet Cabaret Sydney.


Rated ADULTS ONLY – not suitable for people under 16. Under 16s must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian.


Tickets can be purchased either- over the phone between 9am-5pm Monday – Friday by calling (02) 8915 1899 or by following the “BUY TICKETS” link below

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Dinner and Show $70.00 (+bf)

(Premium table seating, 3 course menu plus 90 minute show with interval,  full table service for drinks)
Please note that patrons wanting to be seated on the same table must book under one name, minimum of 5 tickets taken at a time for large groups.

Show Entry $30.00 (+bf)

(Admission to cocktail style standing room on Mezzanine, very limited seating available- seating not guaranteed)
Please note that due to the style of performance, full view of some acts may be slightly restricted. Seating not guaranteed for Show ticket, Dinner tickets are recommended for guests wishing to have a seat for the duration of the night.



Doors open at 6:30pm Strict arrival time of 7pm-7:10pm for DINNER AND SHOW tickets. Show commences at 7:30pm – LATE ARRIVAL LOCK OUT PERIOD APPLIES The show commencement time is subject to change at any time without notice.