It’s time to laugh, Sydney! No more thinking. No more worrying. We all need to escape.
But where to? Somewhere off the coast of Australia, lies an island… a mysterious place where wild beasts roam, parodies run wild, and appropriateness is thrown out the window!
Trevor Ashley’s adults-only Jurassic musical comedy returns to Sydney Opera House for 12 shows only from 30 November to 12 December.
From The Lion King to Love Island, no one is safe! This critically acclaimed riotous musical comedy takes no prisoners. Expect ridiculous puppets, song parodies and a send-up of every movie ever made on or near an island – all brought together by the multi-award (losing) team behind Fat Swan, Little Orphan TrAshley and the smash hit The Bodybag.
Trevor Ashley returns as Gaye Wray (from Home & Away) – out of work soap actress with a chip on her shoulder and a robo-debt to pay off. When eccentric billionaire Dr. Richard Rabbitborough invites Gaye to return home from Los Angeles to star in the commercial for his new theme park, she can’t resist the opportunity (or the money). But when a huge electrical storm hits the island, things go quickly downhill, not only for Gaye, but for newly escaped attraction King Schlong who threatens to ravage everything and everyone on the island.
Joining Ashley is American Psycho stand out Shannon Dooley, Shauntelle Benjamin (Book of Mormon) and Brendan Irving (Rocky Horror Show). The extraordinary costumes are by Angie White (Heathers, Mack & Mabel) and choreography by Cameron Mitchell (Catch Me If You Can, Calamity Jane) with lighting design by Gavan Swift (Harry Potter, Heathers).
THE LYIN’QUEEN brings you dinosaurs, politics, parodies, and inflatable gorilla anatomy in this updated and revised adults-only comic extravaganza. Hilarious, hysterical and totes inappropes, there won’t be a dry seat in the house.
“Brilliant, offensive, shocking, hilarious, irresistible & utterly ridiculous. Each performer on stage is a virtuoso in their own right”Stagenoise
Trevor Ashley shines in this “cosmically high-camp, totally ridiculous & thoroughly entertaining romp, that’s sole purpose is to make you laugh.”Theatre People
THE LYIN’ QUEEN brings you “romance, comedy, politics, trash culture at its cheapest.”Arts Review
*WARNING: Several celebrities were harmed during the performance of this show.
Starring Trevor Ashley, Shauntelle Benjamin, Shannon Dooley, Brendan Irving
Written by Trevor Ashley and Phil Scott
Choreography Cameron Mitchell
Costumes Angie White
Lighting Design Gavan Swift
COVID SAFE: Audience members must be vaccinated as per government directive
Venue: Sydney Opera House, Studio
Dates 30 November to 12 December
Times Tuesday to Friday 8.00pm; Saturdays 5pm & 8.30pm; Sundays 5pm
Tickets: from $79. Transaction fees may apply
Bookings: sydneyoperahouse.com or (02) 9250 0077