It's a Sin: Songs of Love and Shame
13 - 14 June 2024
His Majesty's Theatre, Downstairs at The Maj

It's a Sin: Songs of Love and Shame

13 - 14 June 2024 His Majesty's Theatre, Downstairs at The Maj Buy tickets

Presented by Perth International Cabaret Festival

Vale Park, Adelaide, 1987. Michael Griffiths is about to start a new Private Secondary School. New uniform. New peer pressure. New everything.

He’s also trying to navigate his sexuality in a time when the AIDS epidemic was full blown, when the Grim Reaper was on TV every night and homophobia was everywhere. In these times, the coolly melancholic songs of electronic duo Pet Shop Boys – aka Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe – provided solace, and a safe space to explore feeling out of step with the world.

Directed by Dean Bryant and featuring Julian Ferraretto on violin and Dylan Paul on double bass, It’s a Sin sees Griffiths bring his inimitable cabaret style to PSB classics like 'Rent', 'Love Comes Quickly', 'Suburbia', 'Go West' and 'It’s a Sin', linking each song to some of the most important (and sometimes hilarious) episodes, incidents and people in his life. Most movingly of all, it gently but unflinchingly explores the challenges of long-term relationships.

Direct from sold out seasons at Adelaide Cabaret Festival and Sydney Festival.

A beautifully told confessional in anecdote and song... A tender and true love story... An affirmation of honest identity.” – Canberra Critics Circle

Please note:
  • Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break during the performance.
  • Mobile telephones and electronic devices are to be turned off during the performance.
  • Cameras, video cameras and tape recorders will not be permitted without the consent of the promoter.
  • $54.00 - $59.00 Admit
  • $64.00 - $69.00 Admit + Glass of Wine
  • $72.00 - $77.00 Admit + Grazing Box
  • $82.00 - $87.00 Admit + Grazing Box & Wine

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