Cole – Starring Michael Griffiths
COLE – Winner 2016 Helpmann Award for Best Cabaret Performer
Inspired by world-famed songwriter Cole Porter, COLE is a sharp and sophisticated tribute to his scandalous life.
Acclaimed cabaret performer Michael Griffiths stole hearts and affections at 2016 Adelaide Fringe as COLE. Inspired by world-famed songwriter Cole Porter, COLE is a sharp and sophisticated tribute to his scandalous life.
Nominated for two Green Room awards, winner of the 2016 Helpmann Award – Best Cabaret Performer, winner of the 2015 Best Cabaret Weekly Award, 2014 Best Cabaret Adelaide Fringe Award (Adolescence) and Best Cabaret Perth Fringeworld, Griffiths’ is renowned for his intoxicating combination of talent and wit.
Audiences will find Griffiths instantly likable in COLE. Dashingly handsome, he delivers Porter’s timeless tunes with ease, weaving classics like Night and Day and Let’s Do It around Anna Goldsworthy’s cleverly written script.
While Griffiths has been named Australia’s most consummate cabaret performer, his popularity is far-reaching – receiving five star reviews and standing ovations in New York, London, Hong Kong, Christchurch, Auckland and Edinburgh.
To find out more about Michael Griffith and Cole Porter click here.
RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 12+
Griffiths is extraordinary.’ The Age’Brave and hilarious…Anna Goldsworthy’s nimble, witty text is a good background for Porter’s lyrics. ★★★★★ Sydney Morning Herald
The combination of Anna Goldsworthy’s writing and Griffiths’ musical direction are perfectly matched with never a flat moment. Griffiths is completely believable, throwing in humour and a touch of sadness where required to keep the audience engaged.★★★★★ Aussie Theatre
Michael talks to us as if we are his old friends gathered around the piano for an evening of music and reminiscence. It is gorgeous. ★★★★★Samesame
Doors and Bar Open at 7.30pm
Act 1 – Michael Griffiths : 8pm
Interval: 8.45pm (30 mins)
Act 2 Cole – Starring Michael Griffiths: 9.15pm
Bar will stay open after the show
COMING EVENTS IN THE MUSIC LOUNGE
Friday 2 December: Matt Andersen – Honest Man Tour. A powerhouse performer with a giant soul-filled voice and commanding stage presence is what you get from Matt Andersen. A European Blues Award winner and JUNO Nominee Honest Man beautifully showcases his talents as a vocalist and a songwriter.
Saturday 3 December: The Backsliders – Heathen Songbook Album Tour. The legendary Australian band Backsliders, Dom Turner, Rob Hirst and Joe Glover will play tracks from their new 14th Album Heathen Songbook as well as a number of vresion of songs by artists as diverse as blues legend Robert Johnson, hillbilly ganjoist Dock Boggs and Swamp-rock icon John Fogerty.
Wollongong Town Hall, The Music Lounge
Standing room tickets will be available once seated tickets have sold out. On arrival at the venue you will be allocated a table number once you present your ticket at the door.
(A transaction fee of $6.80 applies for phone and online bookings)
Friday 25 November, Doors and Bar open from 7.30pm
Approx. 2 hrs (incl interval)
Tickets On Sale