Drinking on the Job Like a Boss!!

The Genius of Rod Lara



At Speakeasy HQ we’ve become know for good times, amazing shows, unique cocktails and fine wines. But somewhere deep in those midsts exists a unique artist who spans the gap between the talent and staff.

On Saturday 2nd of August the extremely talented character of Rummy will stop drinking just long enough to put his glass down and take to the stage for our adoring audience.

Presented by Melbourne based, highly acclaimed physical comedian, Rod Lara, Rummy is a genius physical comedy performance that every Speakeasy loving audience member can relate to, as he fumbles and enacts his best efforts to find his way from A to B, encountering one difficulty after another.

Don’t miss your chance to see Rummy live at Speakeasy HQ on Saturday night!! Tickets are essential so get online now at: http://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=87968


The Art of Character Comedy – With Angus McPherson

At S10567524_10152617816398875_335188239_npeakeasy HQ this Saturday night we will be hosting a comedian who takes to the stage in a way you may not expect.  Although Speakeasy HQ has hosted a huge number of comedians in its time, This Saturday it will invite character act, Mr Angus McPherson to the stage to perform a side splitting character comedy act!

So we thought we’d take the funny Scotsman aside and see what makes him tick, while asking him a bunch of questions about this Saturday Night’s show!

Tell us about your performance; what do you perform?
I mop floors and give relationship advice. Hopefully something the kids can learn from.

How did begin performing?
Mr McPherson who owned the local pool hall gave me a mop and pointed me towards the toilets when I was 15. I still have the same mop.

If you could meet one person alive or dead who would it be and why?
Myself. So when I saw me walking down the aisle I could scream “RUUUN!!! SAVE YOURSELF!”

What would you like to be remembered for in 100 years?
What makes anyone think I’ll be remembered in 100 years? I’m not even remembered now!!  When I came home the other night, my wife tasered me. Said she didn’t recognise me.

What will you be performing at Speakeasy HQ on July 19th?
Cleaning up spilled drinks and broken glasses… and staring at those burlesque girlies.  mmmmmm


Don’t miss your chance to see Mr McPherson live on stage, with his mop, at Theatre Nuevo!! Ticketing essentials: http://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=90026

The Comedy Prop Man – Mr Pengilly

Prop comedy10277628_10152152632843214_5800350743988421552_n is a rare and unusual art-form that takes a huge amount of skill, ability, and a liberal mix of genius and timing to make it work well.  On Friday night one of Australia’s most seasoned veterans in the artform, Mark Pengilly, will be performing at Speakeasy Nuevo’s presentation of Cinema, Stand up and Burlesque.  Along with a line up of four indie films, presented by their creators, and seven stand-up comedians including Mr Pengilly, and a chaser of burlesque acts, Mark’s presentation is tipped to be a stand alone that few can follow!

We took the brilliant inventor aside for a brief moment and asked him a bunch of questions to try and understand what’s in store for our fans this Friday night!

Who are you and where do you come from
Me…just south of mum’s belly button/ Glenelg S.A.

Name a comedian you’d love to meet (dead or alive) and where would you go with them if you had one day to kill with them?
Myself…after I’m dead because I’d have to be alive again to make this meeting possible. We’d go to a ‘reanimation non believers’ meeting and spend the whole day saying: “See?!!”

What’s your biggest achievement as a comedian?
Causing laughter.

What will you be performing at Speakeasy Nuevo on July 25th?
Comedy.(Audience sense of humour permitting)

For ticketing information log onto http://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=90026

The Many Knives of Miss Lucy La Parr!!

By Knuckles

Having a flawles10458324_723468144356228_6856213455319854567_ns body, stunning dance skills and a fan following like few others doesn’t seem to be enough for some artists, and we couldn’t be happier about it!!  On Saturday night Miss Lucy La Parr will be performing at Speakeasy HQ in a star studded lineup that includes over a dozen artists from just about every field of entertainment.  However, during the program we will be treated to a performance by Miss Lucy La Parr and will see first hand what has positioned her as one of Melbourne’s most prominent burly girls!  Along with her very obvious attributes it’s Miss La Parr’s ability to invent, create and contextualize her characterizations in her performances that literally seems to spellbind the audience as she shimmies, teases and performs. But don’t just tale my word for it – see for yourself this Saturday night!   

So we took the stunner aside and asked her the famous five questions as we get to know her a bit better.

Tell us about your performance; what do you perform?

I perform both Neo and Classic Burlesque.

How did you begin performing?

I began by performing on the basic stripper circuit, until a friend asked me to perform burlesque at her birthday party. I had been wanting to perform burlesque styled routines for ages but never had the right party/venue/environment to do so. Once I broke my burlesque cherry, suddenly all these doors opened up that I didn’t know existed before. And my burlesque career was born.

If you could meet one person alive or dead who would it be and why?

Myself as a kid. So I can word myself up about a lot of things.

What would you like to be remembered for in 100 years?

My legs.

What will you be performing at Speakeasy HQ on July 19th?

My knife burlesque act. Ever wondered how many knives a lady can smuggle in her outfit?

We can’t wait to see the many knives of Lucy La Parr on Saturday night!! Get your tickets online and avoid disappointment: http://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=87968

Thanks to photographer Izaak Todd for  some of these AMAZING photos!!



Cinema Stand-Up & Burlesque

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It has been an AMAZING ride so far!!!  Along with the usual gamut of Speakeasy events that we’ve produced, the launch of TWO venues in Melbourne and opening the doors weekly, we have yet again reinvented the wheel in a whole new way with the launch of Cinema Stand=up & Burlesque at our new theatre in Brunswick!  

Based at 333 Sydney Rd Brunswick we hosted our first event last month, to a SELL OUT room. We played four amazing short films, by indie film makers who also spoke a little about their creations.  following the film makers were a cavalcade of comedians who left us rolling in the isles.  The whole night was topped off by the delivery of burlesque by some stunning starlets!

This month Speakeasy plays host to a Christmas in July at Thearte Nuevo with four new short films, SEVEN stand up comedians and a critically acclaimed performance of burlesque and cabaret by the outstanding Sophie deLightful!  

We’d love to see you all there!!

Ticketing is essential so get online and take advantage of our $15 early bird tickets!!!



The Burlesque Icon Presents Boylesque at Speakeasy HQ!

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Speakeasy HQ will be presenting a cavalcade of boylesque at Speakeasy HQ, as Madame ‘Mama’ Natalia takes to the stage!!  

Paying tribute to the growing industry of Boylesque, Speakeasy HQ’s lineup on August 23rd will include some of the biggest names in the industry, all in one place, all on one program, and all presented by possibly the most experienced living Australian burlesque presenter, MC, performer and artist – Madam Natalia!!  With more stage hours and experience under her corset than just about any other burly girl who better to present the boys at our first Boylesque event?  

So we took Mama aside and asked her a bunch of questions as she readies her shimmy and sets her sights on her Speakeasy HQ debut!

Tell us about your performance?

Insanity in a frame, disguised as cabaret, comedy and burlesque. I sing, I dance around and I smoosh my boobs in people’s faces. That’s pretty much it. Glamorous really.

How did begin performing? I had a market stall at a fundraiser for a local theatre group 7 years ago. They were having auditions for a musical on the same day as the market, and the guy at the stall next to me convinced me to try out. I sang ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’ (I was a preschool teacher at the time) and got a lead role. And one thing kind of led to another…

If you could10518867_10152195058745036_1152081093_n (1) meet one person alive or dead who would it be and why?

The Marquis De Sade. I think we’d get along just fine…

What would you like to be remembered for in 100 years?

Fighting for art and freedom of expression, no matter what the cost. I don’t care if people like me or not as long as the art lives on.

What will you be doing at Speake asy?

Pretend10526620_10152195058735036_171295190_n (1)ing to host while perving on the performers and audience members.

Don’t miss the va-va-va-VOOM that only Mama can bring to Speakeasy HQ on August 23rd!!  Buy your tickets online and be a part of the magic!!  

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deLightful & The Marquise Arrive at Nuevo!!

With the ground swell of Sp10366114_10152435179844763_6367117006075376258_neakeasy Nuevo fans getting behind the launch of our first Cinema Stand-Up & Burlesque event at the new, Sydney Rd Brunswick, Theatre Nuevo, we are extremely excited about our next big adventure there on Friday the 25th!!

And like all good things, the best has been saved for last – with a deLightful desert of burlesque and cabaret being served up by the acclaimed duo act – Sass N’ Hide!!  After rave reviews in both London and across Australia, the stunning duo are going to be a HUGE hit at Nuevo!!

So – as the sexy, sassy duo sew on the sequins and polish up the pasties, we took them aside to ask them the famous five questions to give all our Theatre Nuevo fans a glimpse of what’s in store for them on Friday 25.7.14!!

Tell us about your performance; what do you perform?

It’s easy to say that between us we are all things truly something extraordinary!  Rising from the fiery furnaces of two of life’s greatest pleasures – burlesque and cabaret – Sass N’ Hide, are on a mission to get you fired up! We bring forth all that excites, be it rhyme nor reason, and draw on our combined performance experience in a saucy collection of singing, dancing and that delightful bit in between (somewhere around the hips). The question remains… will you Sass, or will you Hide?

if you could meet one person alive or dead who would it be and why?

Betty Page – stereotypical answer but wouldn’t it be awesome to get into the mind of the woman who opened so many doors for us fetching felines??

What would you like to be remembered for in 100 years?

That dredded goddess can sing!

What will you be performing at Speakeasy Nuevo on July 15th? 

Sass N’ Hide are a deLightful duo who tackle the deliciously tasty troubles of sitophilia and compulsive eating.  Our new show “Beauty & the Feast” has proven hugely popular with our audiences and we’re really looking forward to bringing it to Theatre Nuevo! But to try and descibe it properly, I will just say that, as a murder is to crows, so a bakery is to Sass N’ Hide. You’ll never look at Vic Markets the same again…


We can’t wait to see Sass & Hide on July 25th!!  Remember to get your tickets online in advance to avoid disappointment!!  Ticketing Essentials:   http://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=90026