Lecturer Kate Smith stars in new comedy musical thriller

Lecturer Kate Smith stars in new comedy musical thriller

CSU School of Communication and Creative Industries lecturer in Theatre/Media, Kate Smith, is the star of a new theatre show opening at the Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre (BMEC) next week.

The comedy/cabaret/thriller/musical, called ‘Oh My God I’ve Been Kidnapped and I Hate What I’m Wearing – The Musical’ has been described as “part King Kong and part Priscilla – Queen of the Desert” and is playing for three nights from Thursday May 15.

For this production, Kate Smith is working with her long-time collaborator, Drew Fairley, and it features songs by composer and rock star Mikey Lira (Rake, Bogan Pride, Darth Vegas).

Kate’s character in the show, Sugar, is “a champagne showgirl with a beer career”, and is sartorially splendid, with “outfits that would make a Hollywood red-carpet blush”, but “trouble is, she’s got a broken heart that just keeps playin’ the same ol’ bad boy tune. That is, until today”.

And there’s more: “Our little canary has started smellin’ a poisonous love- gas and she wants out. So she gets herself a loaded gun, an adorable crushed velvet beret, a fist full of dollars, a well-thought-out plan: shoot boyfriend, drive west in a Datsun 1500. What could go wrong?

“Now Sugar is a woman on the run, on the road, in a wreck. In her fight for survival this showgirl loses everything, but finds a most unlikely true love in a wombat hole. Set in the psychological kaleidoscope of the Australian bush and featuring original 1960’s girl group songs, ‘Oh My God I’ve Been Kidnapped and I Hate What I’m Wearing – The Musical’ is the cherry on top of Australia’s colourful vaudeville heritage.”

For more information and to book tickets, please visit the BMEC bookings page for the show. Or you can find out more about Kate Smith on the SCCI school website. Watch the video below for some highlights from this ‘preposterous’ new comedy.


Web links

Oh My God I’ve Been Kidnapped and I Hate What I’m Wearing – The Musical at BMEC

Course overview of the Bachelor of Communication (Theatre/Media) at CSU’s School of Communication and Creative Industries

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