Silly tart kitchen: theatre, Drag & Bottomless brunch

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A new cabaret experience:

A new cabaret performance delights guests of Silly Tart Kitchen in a new original comedy that takes us back to the underworld of Sydney in the 1920s.

‘Battle of the Tarts’ is the tale of fabled vice queens and criminal matriachs, Kate Leigh and Tilly Devine, at a time when inner Sydney was financed by the spoils of illegal drugs and alcohol, prostitution, gambling and extortion. Whereby some of the most terrifying criminals in Australia’s history waged war with razor and gun. As gang fought gang, the streets echoed with the sound of violence and ran with blood. With references to “the Battle of Kellett St” of which Silly Tart Kitchen calls home today, the story, written by performing cast member, Vashti Hughes takes historical references from award winning author, Larry Writer’s book – Razor. Guests will also meet Sydney’s most expensive sex worker, Nellie Cameron and be mesmerised by a Snowy Mackenzie who might just steal your beer if you’re not quick enough.

“It’s the time between the great wars, the Great Depression had dug in its heels and in Sydney unemployment is high. Many resorted to crime to survive. Sex work, selling cocaine, sly grog, thefts – all imaginable illicit activity is rife. Kate and Tilly fight for supremacy of it all! This will be a hilarious and ribald night where we meet these two powerful, sometimes frightening individuals as they fight it out to be top dog. Kellett St, Kings Cross has razor gang battles history, join us as we recreate this fascinating world in an experience served up with laughs, shocks and an evening of debauchery.” Vashti Hughes.

Making their debut at Silly Tart Kitchen is the uber talented cast featuring some of Sydney’s finest theatre and cabaret artists; Vashti Hughes (Kate Leigh), Liesel Badorrek (Tilly Divine), Dale Tureman (Snowy Mackenzie) and Claire Anastopoulos (Nellie Cameron). The immersive cabaret performance will see the rotating cast of characters entertain a small audience of 10 gang members per group within Silly Tart Kitchen which has been separated into four unique spaces for the action to unfold. Each room will feature intimate, up-close performances throughout the evening.

What would be a visit to Silly Tart Kitchen without their renowned salt & vinegar potato scallops! You’ll receive them and lightly salted popcorn on arrival, washed down with a BRIX Distillers tinnie. Later in the evening guests will stuff their faces on a selection of cheeses, cured meats, house pickles, hummus and toasted flatbreads spread across shared style grazing boards. The Bevy’s will also be flowing all night long, order at your leisure from the tailored drinks list featuring BRIX Distillers cocktails including ‘Potts Point Punch’ a mixture of spiced rum, coffee liqueur and espresso or the ‘Darlinghurst Grin’ white rum, maraschino liqueur, lavender syrup, lemon. There is Two Birds Lager on tap and
a selection of other tipples on offer as well.

Tickets are $85 per person

The Bottomless Brunch:

Bottomless brunch and dinners are still on offer, with cost of food paid up front during booking. Choose from one or two hour packages for your next group outing. Since Mardi Gras, they’ve taken their brunches to a new place adding sparkle and pizzazz in their Bottomless Drag brunch series which was again, followed up with a special Good Friday event.

Rustic share plates of corn fritter puffs, salt and vinegar scalloped potatoes, fresh hommus and flat bread are accompanied with the three bottomless cocktails on offer (mimosa, blueberry vodka fizz and their Gin grapefruit) before their impactful board of in-house cured meats and cheeses arrives. Garnishings are also grown in their outdoor garden.

Our hostess and performer, Joyce Maygne personally greets guests upon entry as they enter the draw for the lucky door prize. Her performances in between entree and main are full of laughs, and unlike previous brunches we have been to here, the show brings the entire room of strangers together in joyous cheer and fanfare.

When questioning some of the staff about it, there’s the possibility of the Drag Bottomless becoming a regular part of the tart’s brunch schedule. So watch this space!

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