Australia’s best all-girl cabaret returns to Melbourne International Comedy Festival

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Comic cabaret gold
★★★★ The Scotsman

Can one arrogantly named girl gang save the world? Taking on gender inequality one glorious harmony at a time, Lady Sings it Better give the comedy-cabaret finger to the world’s greatest male musicians, reinventing tunes by David Bowie, Prince, Kanye West, Justin Bieber, John Farnham, Maroon 5 and a whole lot of boybands.

A high energy, hilarious & devilishly bizarre adventure through the darkest corners of misogynist pop, rock, hiphop and RnB, Lady Sings it Better gets audiences dancing in their seats, faces aching from laughter. Lady Sings it Better rips through your expectations of well-loved songs revealing strange themes, surprisingly hideous lyrics and untapped musical potential.

“We’re thrilled to be bringing our new show to Melbourne after we had such a fun season last year,” says Director Maeve Marsden. “We’re tired of this absurd debate about whether or not feminism is needed, and if so, what form it should take. We’re taking the stance that all that’s needed for gender equality to be achieved is the perfect one-hour comedy show. What could possibly go wrong?”

A night of wicked fun that may leave you listening to the radio a little differently on the drive home
★★★★ 1⁄2 AdelaideNow

Recently nominated for a Green Room Award for Best Musical Direction, the Ladies deliver complex harmonies with ambitious and unexpected arrangements, accompanied by a highly skilled band. Lady Sings it Better are committed to more than just music, though, collaborating with the AIDS Council of NSW (ACON) to release a not-quite-safe-for-work comedy cabaret cover of ‘Closer’ by Nine Inch Nails to promote women’s sexual health.

“We’re delighted to be partnering with Lady Sings it Better on this project,” said ACON HIV and Sexual Health Director Karen Price. “It showcases sexual desire, it’s incredibly funny and off-kilter, and we’re confident it will resonate with a broad range of women thereby encouraging them to access more information about sexual health.”

The video reinvents the ‘condom on the banana’ demonstration from school sex education classes in a decidedly fun, feminine and fruity way:

Lady Sings it Better have enjoyed full houses and critical acclaim, performing to raucous crowds at Sydney Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Mardi Gras, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Festival of Voices (Tasmania), Glitter Festival on the Gold Coast and Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

What reviewers are saying…

Sassy, passionate, and downright hilarious, Lady Sings It Better is comedic cabaret at its best.
★★★★ ArtsHub

When the performances are this strong and the crowd is this pleased, it’s impossible not to leave with a buzz.

Hilarious and musically satisfying.
Daily Review

Beautiful, talented and fully rounded individuals, hotties even, that embrace and paint the universe a resplendent colour with a minxy grin and a cheeky wink… They energetically prowl like six sexy and playful kittens, hanging loose in the vibrant land of cabaret.
★★★★★ Broadway Baby

A sheer joyful explosion of sound
★★★★ Adelaide Advertiser

Talk about sisters doing it for themselves…the showstopper was just the start of the show.
Australian Stage Online

Armed with tongues in cheeks, slick banter, and heavenly harmonies.
★★★★ Fest Mag

This is quality cabaret: quirky, naughty and a bit sexy.
★★★★ Adelaide Theatre Guide

Booking details:


April 11, 7.30pm at Hares & Hyenas (wheelchair accessible)

April 12 – 17, 8.30pm at The Butterfly Club