Briefs Factory returns to Arts Centre Melbourne with Bite Club: 2nd Serve

briefs factory returns to arts centre melbourne with bite club: 2nd serve

A genius and generous serving of internationally acclaimed burlesque

Bite Club: 2nd Serve – Playhouse, 25 – 29 September


Brisbane’s award-winning cult cabaret mischief makers, circus stars and heart-stopping hooligans Briefs Factory present their brand-new show Bite Club: 2nd Serve on the Playhouse stage at Arts Centre Melbourne from 25 – 29 September 2024.
Australia’s favourite “carnie” queens will be serving up their signature camp-cabaret fantasy of circus, drag and comedy in a sultry showcase of outrageous entertainment. For the first time in the world-renowned boylesque troupe’s history, the production of Bite Club: 2nd Servesees them joined on stage by songstress Sahara Beck fronting a live band and performing original music.  It’s a potent pairing that ups the ante in variety extravaganza.
Described as one of Australia’s most arresting performers, Sahara Beck’s soaring vocals will blast female pride power into the ferociously fierce displays of talent from the Brief Factory boys we know and love. Their slick tomfoolery will be bathed in suave synth, heady hooks and swelling strings, all set to a glorious pop pulse.
Co-creators, Shivannah (Fez Faanana) and former Las Vegas King of Burlesque, Mark ‘Captain Kidd’ Winmill, lead their delinquent show spawn; aerial marvel Thom Worrell, former gold medal-winning diver turned glamorous acrobat Luke Hubbard aka Nastia and Serenity, the cult-figure alter ego of Dylan Rodriguez who performs death-defying acrobatics and jaw-dropping stunts in stilettos.    
Brett Rosengreen, an astounding dancer and choreographer who has worked with Kylie Minogue, Rhianna, Jay Z and Will.I.Am; top 10% globally ranked Roué Cyr master Rowan Thomas, and faboriginal Kamilaroi cowboy Dale Woodbridge-Brown round out a spectacular cast.
Briefs Factory last performed at Arts Centre Melbourne in 2019 with two sold out seasons of Briefs: Close Encounters.  
This season’s offering, Bite Club: 2nd Serve is hilarious hedonism, talent and certified shade at its finest! Pack the concealer, pop on some sequins and throw your head back for a heart-shaped love bite from these joyous bombshells.
If I could give Briefs: Bite Club 6 stars, I would…a sensory overload in the
best possible way
” Fringefeed
… raucous cheeky fun paired with slick routines for a decadent night of hedonistic escapism” Culture Fix

About Briefs Factory:

Briefs Factory is an Australian creative collective who manufacture, cultivate and present evocative, irreverent, physical performance.
Best known for their flagship project Briefs, the award-winning company’s work also includes The Second Coming, Dirty Laundry, Bite Club and Brats Carnival. The collective also represents works developed by like-minded artists.
Inspired by circus, drag, dance, burlesque, music, comedy and the everchanging world around them, Briefs Factory is dedicated to developing and touring their brand of award-winning, genre defying, political party punk around the world.

Arts Centre Melbourne presents

Bite Club: 2nd Serve
by Briefs Factory International

Playhouse | 25 – 29 September
Duration: 120mins incl 20min interval
Age Recommendation: 18+

Wednesday 25 Sept – 8pm
Thursday 26 Sept – 8pm
Friday 27 Sept – 8pm
Saturday 28 Sept – 8pm
Sunday 29 Sept – 5pm

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Cast and Creative Team
Director / Co-Founder: Fez Faanana
Co-Founder / Key CreativeMark “Captain Kidd ” Winmill
Rehearsal Director / Ensemble: Thom Worrell
Fez Faanana
Mark “Captain Kidd” Winmill
Sahara Beck
Thom Worrell
Luke Hubbard (Nastia)
Dylan Rodriguez (Serenity)
Brett Rosengreen
Rowan Thomas
Dale Woodridge-Brown

Mick Pacholli

Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.        

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