Ali McGregor celebrates 10 years since running away to join the circus with Decadence, at the Garden of Unearthly Delights in Adelaide.
Today, instead of announcing yet another great collaboration with a world-class artist (we have plenty more of those to come), we’re taking a moment to celebrate one of our absolute heroes, Ali McGregor.
For those of you who’ve known us for a while, you’ll get that we’re massive fans of Ali and proud to call her a friend. Not just because she’s a pretty neat person, but because she embodies everything we love in an artist.
We’ve had the privilege of working with Ali on a number of projects over the past years, including the staging of an exclusive house party for airbnb.com, Fringe Select, Friends of the Fringe receptions, and of course we’ll never forget her hitting it out of the ballpark as host of last year’s Big Comedy Gala in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
But what really sets Ali apart from the tribe is that she’s instinctively a massive champion of others. Anywhere you go, you’ll hear the same thing from Ali’s peers.
She’s constantly raising up other artists. Whether it’s through programming them into her successful variety show, or making industry connections so the new kids on the block stand a chance of being seen; her generosity of spirit is unparalleled.
Case in point; if it wasn’t for Ali, we might never have met Carla Lippis or Hans, and we certainly wouldn’t be about to announce a collaboration with yet another world-class artist on the brink of global domination.
A decade ago, Ali McGregor left Opera Australia to join sideshow cabaret sensation La Clique. Since then, she’s performed all around the world, won awards, broken glass, and become cabaret royalty.
Backed by an impeccable jazz band led by Sam Keevers, Decadence celebrates 10 years of one of Australia’s most versatile cabaret voices with Ali’s inimitable, laid-back charm.
Hear the voice that The Scotsman declared “transports you to a different plane, in a way that makes you forget everything you were doing before walking in to the theatre and everything you intended to be doing when you walk out again.”
“By turns glamorous, sexy, intimate and hilarious” ★★★★★ The Age
“Money can’t buy this much heart, sass and pure, mainlined joy” ***** Herald Sun
“McGregor’s voice is phenomenal” ★★★★ Telegraph
Tickets are now on sale for this one off show.
Monday 27 February 2017 (7pm)
Magic Mirror Spiegeltent at The Garden of Unearthly Delights
Rundle Park, Adelaide, 5000, SA