Doll by Babushka – a dark musical comedy experience
  • Monday 14 August 2017

Babushka presents a very grown up play-date cabaret comedy all about our first childhood BFF, Doll, at council’s Lake Kawana Community Centre for one performance only on September 2 at 7.30pm.

Presented by Little Black Dress Creatives as part of the 2017 Horizon Festival Club series, the Babushka gals invite you to grab your girlfriends for a fun night out covering everything from Kate Bush to Queen and Guns 'n' Roses to Destiny’s Child.

This frenzy of fuchsia is a riotous celebration of our play things, the challenges for women in this day and age and the ability to be our own hero.

These potty-mouthed Polly Pockets are not afraid to go for broke when it comes to consumerism, gender-bias, the pressure to be a good mum and to look damn fabulous while you’re at it.

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.

Doll has been developed in partnership with Brisbane Powerhouse and assisted by the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts’ Fresh Ground artist-in-residence initiative, made possible through Arts Queensland.

Tickets are $29 for adults, $20 for people under 26 years of age and $26 for groups of six or more.

For individual or group bookings, please call Lake Kawana Community Centre on 5413 1400 or visit

This cabaret performance contains coarse language and adult themes and is recommended for people over the age of 15.

Meet the DOLLS Cast:

Judy Hainsworth – One of Brisbane’s most dynamic performers and writers, working with shake & stir theatre co, Opera Australia, Queensland Ballet   

Alicia Cush – A Brisbane-based performer, musical director and independent producer, Alicia is a touring performer with Circa as well as creative director of Little Black Dress Creatives.  

Bethan Ellsmore is known as the devilish femme-fatale of cabaret trio Babushka, she has cut her teeth in the worlds of opera, rock’n’roll and theatre.


Photo by Dylan Evans.