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The Butterfly Club presents

Isabella Valette & Greg Lavell Cabaret Unscripted: The Improvised Comedy Cabaret

The Butterfly Club presents

Isabella Valette & Greg Lavell Cabaret Unscripted: The Improvised Comedy Cabaret

Nominee Outstanding Ensemble - 2024 Green Room Awards

Nominee Outstanding Musical Direction - 2024 Green Room Awards

Nominee Best Cabaret - 2023 Melbourne Fringe

Five Judge’s Picks - 2023 Melbourne Fringe

Prepare to be dazzled, delighted, and utterly disarmed by Cabaret Unscripted, the unique and hilarious improvised musical comedy. This isn't just any cabaret; it's your cabaret, creatively crafted from audience suggestions and transformed into an electrifying evening of improvised music, comedy, and cabaret charm. Award-winning talents Isabella Valette and Greg Lavell draw you into a world of 1930s cabaret, melding razor-sharp wit with stellar musicality.

Long-standing luminaries in Melbourne's improv scene, Isabella and Greg have delighted audiences across Australia and the U.K. with their musical comedy. With over 10 years’ experience and an electric chemistry between them, Valette and Lavell bring the house down with their quick wit, musical prowess, and an uncanny ability to create magic on the spot.  Having spent years delighting audiences in 'Impromptunes', 'Spontaneous Broadway', and 'The Big HOO-HAA!', this new project Cabaret Unscripted is must-see masterpiece of improv musical comedy.

"Laughter and astonishment –  felt in abundance during this wild ride of edge-of-your-seat improvisation and audience interaction. Grab your tickets now!" Fringe Cabaret Judge

"There is deep craft here – Isabella Valette and Greg Lavell are two musical improvisors who are flying. Cabaret Unscripted is top of your game stuff; songs, character, audience involvement all on the fly, hilarious, authentic and alive. Smart and true to the form." Fringe Cabaret Judge

"Fabulous chemistry between the two performers, ridiculous dancing, over the top musical numbers, super singing and musicianship." Fringe Cabaret Judge

"I have no words, in the best possible way. The version of the show I saw was laugh out loud, bat $h!t crazy." – ★★★★½ Perth Fringeworld Reviews

Strictly for audiences 15+

This show contains: Occasional coarse language, Audience participation.


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