Betty Blokk-Buster Reimagined
7–26 JANUARY Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent $70–$89 + BF 70 MINS
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  • Tue 7 Jan at 7pm (preview)
    Wed 8 Jan at 8.30pm (preview)
    Thu 9 Jan at 6pm (preview)
    Fri 10 Jan at 8pm
    Sat 11 Jan at 4.30pm
    Sun 12 Jan at 6.30pm
    Tue 14 Jan at 6.00pm
    Wed 15 Jan at 8.30pm
    Thu 16 Jan at 5.30pm
    Fri 17 Jan at 10.30pm
    Sat 18 Jan at 5pm
    Sun 19 Jan at 9.00pm
    Tue 21 Jan at 5.30pm
    Wed 22 Jan at 8pm
    Thu 23 Jan at 5.30pm
    Fri 24 Jan at 8pm
    Sat 25 Jan at 3pm
    Sun 26 Jan at 5.30pm

  • Priority Full Price – $80–$89
    General Admission Full Price – $70–$79
    General Admission Concession – $63–$71
    General Admission Under 30 (Tue–Thu) – $39
    + booking fee

Betty Blokk-Buster Reimagined

On 16 April 1975, a saucy hausfrau with a feather duster and a bare bottom stepped onto the stage of the Balmain Bijou and changed Australian theatre. Betty Blokk-Buster Follies was the talk of the town. The one-man show was hailed by The National Times as "the greatest thing since Rice Bubbles" and its creator, Reg Livermore, became a star.

The Bijou is no more (converted to apartments) but Betty lives again in a brand-new show by Red Line Productions (the multi-award-winning custodians of Sydney’s Old Fitzroy Theatre), directed by Craig Ilott (Velvet, Smoke & Mirrors) and starring the multi-talented Josh Quong Tart.

Inspired by the original 1975 staging and created with Livermore's imprimatur, this 21st century Betty Blokk-Buster invites Sydney Festival audiences into her tent show, where a live band and Betty’s coterie of reinvented has-beens, battlers, freaks and survivors are waiting to wow a new generation.

Even the most dedicated festival-goer needs to rest their head every now and again. See QT’s Betty Blokk-buster Reimagined Experience for an overnight show and stay combo from $494 + Booking Fee.

Important Info

Licensed Venue - under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Warning - this performance contains adult themes, swearing, smoke & haze effects

Recommended for ages 16+

Priority Entry tickets allow patrons first entry into the venue. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the performance to ensure early access is possible

Ticket holders will receive a coloured wristband on arrival. Listen out for your colour to be called to gain entry to the Spiegeltent

Cast and Credits
Produced by Andrew Henry and Vanessa Wright for Red Line Productions 
“Inspired by Reg Livermore’s Betty Blokk-Buster Follies of 1975”

Directed by Craig Ilott
Starring Josh Quong Tart 
Musical Direction Andrew Worboys 
With Andy Davies, Tina Harris, Glenn Morehouse & Andrew Worboys 
Featuring Kaylah Attard, Melissa Pringle & Elanoa Rokobaro 

Writing by Reg Livermore, Mary Rachel Brown & Louis Nowra 
Additional Material by Josh Quong Tart
Reimagined by The Company
Original Writing by Reg Livermore AO

Set by Brian Thomson AM 
Costumes by Tim Chappel 
Lighting Design by Trent Suidgeest 
Choreography by Ellen Simpson 
Sound Design by Anthony Lorenz
Production Management by Lauren Peters 
Stage Management by Bronte MacInnes
Assistant Stage Management by Brooke Verburg

Betty Blokk-Buster Follies opened on April 16 1975. Credits were as follows:
Starring Reg Livermore with the augmented Baxter Funt Ballroom Orchestra and The Reginas
Production devised and designed by Reg Livermore
Directed by Peter Batey
Choreography by Keith Bain
Costumes by Glenda Jackson of Queen Street Woollahra and Madam Rose Jackson
Produced by Eric Dare  


$70–$89 + BF
"Simply extraordinary... Even his sweat is charismatic. This is not an impersonation. This is a revelation"
The Sydney Morning Herald
City of Sydney Alpha Box & Dice Four Pillars Batch Brewing Co Nelson Meers Foundation Kawai Australia

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