Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen
- RSL Theatrette
- Friday 8:00pm
- $30 / $20
From one of Australia’s most magnetic live acts – Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen – comes a compelling new show inspired by a residency in the Snowies, exploring the dark and troubled stories of the many migrants who came to work on the Snowy Hydro Scheme in the 60s. These are the songs of the treacherous ghosts of our landscape, and the beauty and terror of a new world. From bittersweet dark lullabies to alt-country twang and Pogues like swagger, After the Flood has it all and is set against the backdrop of a vintage 60s era nightclub with the audience key players too. It’s all pure seduction, and just when their music touches the shadows, it then journeys to the quixotic and phantasmagorical, surprising you into peals of laughter. If Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentleman show up in your town, all anybody will say is, make sure you get a seat.
After the Flood was funded by The Australia Council of the Arts and the Cooma residency was made possible with the generous support of arts for social change company Big hART, South East Arts, Cooma-Monaro Council, the Canberra Theatre Centre and the people of Cooma and the Snowy Mountains.