2022
Music
Cabaret
JOHN X PRESENTS

#VAL

A CAMP-FIRE KIKI WITH MOTHER
13 - 14 May 2022 (3 performances)
Fri 13 May 2022 7:30 pm
Sat 14 May 2022 2:00 pm
Sat 14 May 2022 7:30 pm
Theatre Royal Studio Theatre

Starring Rocky Horror’s Dr. Frank-N-Furter JOHN O’HARA with Andrew Kroenert 
 

Brought to you by the team behind last year’s Rocky Horror Show!

Tour de force performer John O’Hara (The Rocky Horror Show, School of Rock, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Wicked) returns to Hobart with his brand-new cabaret. #VAL pays homage to the incredible women who continue to walk with the LGBTQIA+ community in an ongoing quest for equality.

Inspired by his own mum, Val, John explores the role mothers play in the lives of children who are a little bit different, often before they know it themselves. Set against the pop-tastic hits of his own childhood and subsequent sexual awakening, John will encourage his audience to relax, drink and kiki with him around the ‘camp’ fire, shining a light on the wonderful women (and sometimes men) we call ‘mother’.

Featuring an eclectic soundtrack of iconic pop songs that have led the way for change and diversity through the ages by Lady Gaga, Cher, George Michael, Sam Smith, Adele and even a little Farnsy.

Having taken Hobart by storm in 2021 with his performance as Dr. Frank-N-Furter in John X Presents’ smash-hit production of The Rocky Horror Show, John O’Hara’s #VAL is a cabaret you won’t want to miss!

John says of the show: “You’ll laugh, you’ll cry and you’ll definitely leave with glitter in your undies!”
 

#VAL is written and performed by John O’Hara, directed by Shaun Rennie with musical direction and arrangements by Andrew Kroenert.

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“You’ll laugh, you’ll cry and you’ll definitely leave with glitter in your undies!”
John O'Hara
‘5 Stars - A perfect cabaret, utterly fabulous’
OUTinPerth
‘This is a true collaboration between performer, musician and director. Each theatrical element, each musical decision and each directional choice is precise and purposeful. Its short two night season deserves an extension, not only for the talent on the stage but for the feel goods that you take away. Because let’s face it, we all deserve a #Val in our lives.’
- Theatre People
Tickets

Stalls, Balcony & Table seats

Premium & A Reserve $65

Concession/ Student $50

Children (12 years and under) $30

Groups (6 or more) $50

*all bookings will incur a non-refundable $5 Transaction Fee

Duration

70 minutes (no interval)

Patrons' Advice

Suitable for all ages.