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Welcome to Wonderland... Boogie Wonderland!

After dazzling audiences around the globe, VELVET is coming to Auckland this September!

An electrifying journey to a world of glamour and abandon, VELVET is a raucous and seductive fusion of disco, dance, and circus. It redefines cabaret.  

It’s a party, a showcase fueled by an exhilarating disco soundtrack that never lets up from the opening moments. 

Directed by Craig Ilott with the original disco diva Marcia Hines at the helm, this spectacular homage to the disco age has it all - the glamour, the innocence, the hedonism. It’s surrounded by dazzling acrobatics, disco divas and seductive chanteuses.

Musical director and mix master Joe Accaria leads an ensemble featuring Hula Boy extraordinaire Craig Reid, rising Australian star Tom Oliver, acrobatic wunderkind Mirko Kockenberger, sizzling aerialist Emma Goh, dreamy muscle man Stephen Williams, sassy sirens Kaylah Attard and Rechelle Mansour, and the legendary diva Marcia Hines.

Winner of the Adelaide Advertiser Best of Fringe 2016 and the Bank of South Australia’s Pick of the Fringe 2016. Don’t miss the opportunity to discover the disco inferno that is VELVET.

Watch the trailer

The reviewers can’t get enough! 

'Shocks, surprises and scintillates at every turn. Each and every act had the audience roaring with delight.★★★★★' -  Adelaide Advertiser

'If you’ve a penchant for disco, sequins, or a damn good show, look no further. Just leave your inhibitions at the door.' - Rip It

'VELVET, a show that’s big, brash, noisy and buckets of fun. The audience is whipped into a frenzy of disco glitterball nostalgia..'- The Guardian UK

'Divine and extremely infectious' - Herald Sun

'A deliciously sexy throwback ★★★★★' - Theatre People

'A joyful call for being yourself, and a reminder to live in the moment' - Time Out

'A thoroughly engaging fantasy' - Theatre People 

'Bright lights, glittering costumes and driving disco beats' - Limelight

'Wonderfully idiosyncratic hula-hoop act" - Sunday Telegraph

'Get a ticket.' - Theatre Now

'Unforgettable songs that defined a generation" - Suzy Go See 

'Stunning' - Broadway World

'Simply breath-taking' - Sydney Arts Guide 

'Skill explodes out of every single sequin' - Dance Inform


Hot off the press!

'A one-of-a-kind cabaret musical that has finally landed at Auckland’s Q Theatre. ' - NZ Entertainment Podcast

'Velvet dazzles with disco and divas' – Keeping up with NZ


VELVET is the hero show of our highly anticipated Auckland Live International Cabaret Season, returning this September for its fourth year. With a suite of critically-acclaimed cabaret shows from across the globe, the Auckland Live International Cabaret Season features trailblazers, hedonists, cultural icons and bombastic divas.

VELVET is showing at the wonderful Q Theatre

Find out more about the Auckland Live International Cabaret Season

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