Bowie 19: This ain’t Rock’n’Roll, this is cabaret


as part of the Dublin Bowie Festival, Cáca Milis Cabaret presents:

On this poignant day marking the third anniversary of Bowie’s death, the discerning Dublin Bowie festival-goer will want to join the Cáca Milis Cabaret for “Bowie 19” – a lively, arts-focused night of Bowie. With flavours of vaudeville and old music hall spiced with rock and his rare lounge classics, it will reflect not only the music, but related aspects of Bowie’s work and interests, such as dance, mime, Brechtian performance, film, burlesque and more.

Hostess Helena Mulkerns, with pianoman Josh Johnston on the ivories, presents a stellar line-up of artists such as The Late David Turpin; singer Caitriona O’Leary; author Mia Gallagher; Ireland’s Empress of Burlesque, Bella A GoGo; musician Bren McCarthy; eclectic Bowie project Secret Life; spoken word innovator Cursed Murphy aka author Peter Murphy; composer Simon Quigley;
film from Dan Finn; aerialist and burlesquer Lykan Animal –
not to mention Bowie Festival fave Dave McGinley and friends.

At the core of DBF since its inception, The Grand Social became the location of a spontaneous memorial gathering that drew Bowie fans back into its heart on 10th January 2016, the day of Bowie’s death announcement. So no more appropriate a place for an evening to celebrate and remember the man than this fine venue, transformed for the night with café seating and candlelight, full bar
and a magical theatre atmosphere.

Helena Mulkerns and Josh Johnston delivered their first performance at the festival as part of Bowie Raw last year, but this time they will present a Bowie-focused cabaret in the same style as the Cáca Milis Cabaret. Over the last nine years, the show has been a staple at the Wexford Arts Centre, and in Dublin at Bewleys Café Theatre and Arthurs, as well as Electric Picnic and festivals around the country. From authors like Colm Tóibín or Louise O’Neill to musicians Jack Lukeman, comedian Kevin McAleer or mime artist Carlo Jaccucci, many have performed on its playbill – which, with its “post-modern vaudeville” brief, presents a little of the arts at each event, with an emphasis on originality and craft.
This time – it’s for Bowie. 

Ladies and gents, seating is strictly limited!  Book early HERE 
and see the full programme at: