Terror Australis is a grindhouse cabaret edgier than a serial killer's machete. Performed by psycho-siren Leah Shelton (Polytoxic, La Clique, Vegas Nocturne), this f**ked-up outback Contiki tour is a frothing hot mess of black comedy, anti-burlesque and Hills-Hoist-pole-dance.
Trapped inside a sweltering pulp film mash-up, Shelton trawls through the roadkill of the Australian national identity to reveal a litany of brutality and paranoia, drenched in sweat and beer.
Come Down Under to a sunburnt country where cars rule, hitchhiking kills and dingoes eat babies.
“… doesn’t just push boundaries, it annihilates them”
(The Creative Issue)
WINNER: John Chataway Innovation Award, Adelaide Fringe 2016. WINNER: Matilda Awards, Best Set Design 2016. WINNER: Darwin Fringe Gold Croc Award, Best Cabaret 2017. NOMINEE: Performance Award, Melbourne Fringe 2016. NOMINEE: Matilda Awards, Best Cabaret, Best Costume Design, Best AV Design. NOMINEE: Green Room Awards, Best Contemporary and Experimental Performer.