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Empire Theatre Pop-Up presents

Rebel

Rebel
Empire Theatre Pop-Up presents

Rebel

Rebel is a live circus rock tribute to the original rebel, David Bowie. Stage dive into the mosh pit for a night of live music, glittering glam rock, phenomenal acrobatics, breathtaking aerials andspectacular heart stopping sideshow.

Live music combined with circus and comedy brings to life an incredible body of work that spanned over 50 years, and an aesthetic that broke ground and inspired generations. Rebel has been inspired by the words of Bowie; "I want to tart rock up. I don't want to climb out of my fantasies in order to go up on stage – I want to take them on stage with me.”

Rebel is your Bowie fantasies realised – a live band, breathtaking circus, spectacular rock and roll sideshow. Rebel is much more than a tribute show, with aesthetics and theatricality inspired Bowie and fed into a live rock and roll circus extravaganza.

Headlined by the incredible multi-award-winning Stewart Reeve and featuring a rockstar band of artists from across artistic genres and co-created by Highwire Entertainment, the production house behind Rouge, Papillon and Pop Party Throwdown among others, Rebel is a non-stop circus rock and roll party.

'I could see Rebel being a hit on the strip in Las Vegas. There was a depth in talent that made the show zing, and the content would have wide appeal.' WeekendNotes

The Empire Theatre is located under the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel  at The District Docklands.

The Empire Theatre is a travelling cabaret theatre tent that plays at multiple locations throughout the year including the popular Adelaide Fringe Festival. 

With a pop-up licenced garden and sparkling lights, you will be met with an intimate cabaret atmosphere surrounded by plenty of pre-show delicious restaurant options.

 

 

16+
Suitable for audiences 16+

This show contains: Strobe lighting, Haze.

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