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.