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  • Tim
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(AUS)

LOVE IS A DRAG

 

“Easily our best male cabaret artist” Sydney Morning Herald

Actor and singer TIM DRAXL returns to the cabaret stage with an exciting project that re-creates the 1960s cult album of male-to-male love songs Love Is A Drag. The melodic, haunting work comprises American standards previously recorded only by women yet here interpreted by a male crooner whose identity was deliberately shrouded in secrecy. Adorning the album’s cover are the words: For Adult Listeners Only and Sultry Stylings By A Most Unusual Vocalist. Songs include My Man, The Man I Love, He’s Funny That Way, Bewitched and Mad About The Boy.

Love is a Drag is a vibrant, truthful and intimate exploration which reveals the repression, hostility, deceits and life-and-death sacrifices of the ‘40s. ‘50s and ’60s as well as a celebration of Tim Draxl’s own personal story of artistic freedom, individual and collective pride, and how 50 years ago the very notion of Marriage Equality would have been dismissed as pure fantasy.   

The 90-minute production is about the shackles of tradition and the instinct, humanity and will-power of men to be true to themselves in resourceful, cunning and high-risk ways in an era when exposure of being gay brought infamy, persecution and punishment. Ultimately, Love Is A Drag is deeply-romantic, life-affirming and liberating, as achingly conveyed in Billie Holliday’s The Man I Love.

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DATE & TIME
8:30PM – Wednesday, 10th July 2019
7PM – Thursday, 11th July 2019
90mins duration

VENUE 
The Tilbury Room
@Seymour Centre
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TICKETS 
From $49

ACCESSIBILITY
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SUITABILITY 
16+

ABOUT

Tim Draxl is one of Australia’s premier cabaret artists performing both in Australia and internationally as well as a successful actor whose career spans almost two decades.

At the age of sixteen Draxl signed a recording contract with Sony Music Australia and performed on the New York Cabaret circuit at famed venues such as Eighty Eights, The Firebird Cafe, Dont Tell Mamma, The Algonquin Oak Room and New York Town Hall. In 2000 Draxl won the MAC Award (Manhattan Association Of Cabaret) for male debut subsequently being invited to perform on The Rosie O’Donnell Show and has received both a Glug and Sydney Theatre award for his cabaret performances.

His extensive television credits include Logie Award winning show A Place to Call Home as series regular Henry Fox, the Molly Meldrum telemovie Molly, the critically acclaimed series Serangoon Road, Mrs Biggs, Home & Away, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Crownies, Day One, Tangle, Headland, Supernova, Dynasty: The Making of a Guilty Pleasure and The Shark Net.

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Tim recently finished a critically acclaimed season of Torch Song Trilogy for which he won the Gluggs Award for best supporting actor and Evie May, an original Australian Musical at The Hayes Theatre. Other theatre credits include Only Heaven Knows (Hayes Theatre), Lip Service (Ensemble Theatre), Freeway – The Chet Baker Journey (Sydney Opera House, Melbourne Festival, Brisbane Festival), Mothers and Sons (Ensemble Theatre), Nailed (Griffin Theatre Company), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Belvoir), The Sound Of Music (Lyric Theatre) and She Loves Me (The Production Company).

Tim’s film work includes 2016’s Nest, directed by Kimble Rendall, A Few Best Men, Undocumented, Ivory, In My Sleep, Red Canyon, Right Here Right Now, Travelling Light, Swimming Upstream and Dirty Deeds.

Tim received an ASTRA Award Nomination for Most Outstanding Performance by an Actor for Supernova (2006) and a TV WEEK Logie Award Nomination for Most Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series for The Shark Net (2005).

He has released four solo albums, ‘Ordinary Miracles’ and ‘Insongniac’ for Sony Music Australia, the independently released ‘Tim Draxl Live At The Supper Club’ and ‘My Funny Valentine’ released through Ambition Entertainment which went to number 2 on the iTunes jazz charts in 2012.

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