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Betty Blokk-Buster Reimagined

Betty Blokk-Buster invites Sydney Festival audiences into her tent show, where a live band and her coterie of has-beens, battlers, freaks and survivors await.

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Betty Blokk-Buster Reimagined

Date: 2 Dec 2019

On April 16, 1975, a saucy hausfrau with a feather duster and a bare behind stepped on to the stage of the Balmain Bijou.

Before long, Betty Blokk-Buster was the talk of the town. The show was hailed as “the greatest thing since rice bubbles” and it made its creator, Reg Livermore, a star.

The Bijou is no more (converted to apartments, of course) but Betty lives again in a brand new show produced by Red Line Productions (the multi-award-winning custodians of Sydney’s Old Fitzroy Theatre), directed by Craig Ilott (Velvet, Smoke & Mirrors) and starring the multi-talented Josh Quong Tart as Betty.

Inspired by the original 1975 staging and reimagined with Livermore’s imprimatur, this 21st century Betty Blokk-Buster invites Sydney Festival audiences into her tent show, where a live band and Betty’s coterie of reinvented has-beens, battlers, freaks and survivors await.

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