Museum of Fleas


MUSEUM OF FLEAS, produced by ROGERS & URQUHART and THE IMPERIAL HOTEL as part of Sydney Fringe 2019,

Let's tear beneath the beige surface of this city. They're here! The Fleas - to fascinate, irritate, astonish and take over the Imperial Hotel Erskinville in the last week of September for The Sydney Fringe Festival. They leap, they laugh, they kiss you, they bite!

All orginal works by vibrant musicians, visual artists, photo-journalists, poets, dancers, light artists and queer performers. Dare to enter the basement of the Imperial where poetry upends the world around us, singers, guitars, violins and cellos search deep into our heart, dancers writhe, a world of hilarious dangerous energy and desire.

The Fleas shift their gender back and forth to an astonishing place of freedom beyond the sexes. Like the power of nature and fiery energy, it's a world of magical transformations.

PERFORMANCE---Our Host VASHTI HUGHES, The ultimate flea is lush beyond words and has worked as an underground theatre and cabaret performer in Sydney with a huge variety of performances under her belt. Uncensored and fantastically fabulous, AARON MANHATTAN is a queer drag delight bound to get your juices flowing. LUKE ROGERS is an emerging performance artist, whose movement is bent and delicious

MUSIC---The divine sounds of composer/ violinist PETER URQUHART premiering his new works exploring global fusions of improv performance. Cellist, vocalist and songwriter SISTER URSULINE combines live looping and vocals to conjure up otherworldly landscapes and characters. MARGUERITE MONTES, Passionate Latin singer whos love knows no bounds will serenade and tame your heart. NICHE X SENTII are an eletronica/rap duo from the Gods

POETRY---CHARLES FREYBERGs' poetry moves from passion, lamentations of queer cultural and mother nature from Sydney and beyond. Anarchists and revolutions are the inspiration behind the words of poet ALISON MARSHALL.

Our five photographers/artists JOHN O'DRISCOLL, GLENN LOCKITCH, HAROLD DAVID, THOMAS CROWE, ROGER FOLEY FOGG & ROZ SHARP will display and exhibit their photography and art through projections and illumination.

The Ellis D Fogg Wetshow from the 60s will accompany a selection of readings from Francesca Emerson’s autobiography “The Chocolate Bunny” which skewers the myths and egos of a number of famous womanisers from Harlem to Hollywood.

PALOMA NEGRA will be appearing on Friday 27th and 28th tearing up the stage with Dance and stimulating choreography.

The Fleas will run for 2 hours each night at the beautiful Imperial Hotel. Erskinville.

Dates and Times - Tuesday 24th September- Saturday 28th September 2019. 7:30pm-9:30pm T

Tickets - $23-$30

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Imperial Hotel Erskinville 35 Erskinville Rd, Erskinville, Sydney 2043



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