Feast Festival program announced

The 2014 Feast Festival program launched this week and already Adelaide’s annual celebration of queer culture promises to be one of the highlights of Adelaide’s entertainment calendar.

The 2014 Feast Festival program launched this week and already Adelaide’s annual celebration of queer culture promises to be one of the highlights of Adelaide’s entertainment calendar.

Now in its 18th year, the Festival will celebrate its coming of age with another fabulous fortnight of sexy, innovative and moving comedy, theatre, cabaret, music and art from Saturday, November 15 to Sunday, November 30.

Having received the gold-plated TV biopic treatment courtesy of the ABC, pioneering Australian star Carlotta will regale audiences with her raw autobiographical cabaret show Carlotta: Live and Intimate. It’s been described as “brutal” and “honest”, but we’re willing to bet it will still have more than its fair share of glamour as Carlotta delves into the highs and lows of becoming one of Australia’s first trans celebrities.

As always, Feast will bring together some of Australia’s best and most beloved comedians, with Hannah Gadsby leading the charge alongside Australia’s reigning king of camp Bob Downe. Fresh from lampooning Australian art history in ABC documentary series Hannah Gadsby’s Oz and a scene-stealing guest role in Josh Thomas’ sitcom Please Like Me, Gadsby’s new stand-up show The Exhibitionist sees the Taswegian star’s unique deadpan style return to the world art and propaganda.

SA audiences are already familiar with American trans porn star Buck Angel thanks to the Art Gallery of South Australia’s bronze statue of the LGBT icon. Now fans will have the chance to experience Angel’s moving life story in the flesh in a special lecture ‘Bucking The System’, alongside a screening of documentary Mr Angel. Art buffs can hear more about artist Mark Quinn’s statue of the “world’s most famous transgender man” currently taking pride of place in the AGSA when Gallery Director Nick Mitzevich sits down with Angel at special event The Buck Stops Here.

Alongside a range of local and international artists and spectacles including South African star Odidiva (House of the Holy Afro), Scottish singer Horse and corset-obsessed historical rock opera Serpentine, Feast will play host to Olympic and Commonwealth Games gold medalist turned musical star and 2014 Festival Ambassador Matthew Mitcham. And then there’s Anne Wills, as Willsy will appear in conversation with Peter Goers to discuss her life in the spotlight.

The 2014 Feast Festival runs from November 15-30, with full program and tickets available online at feast.org.au  

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