About the show
You’ll be lured into the depths of his infamous nightclub, Taboo for a pulsating hour, backed by the unmistakable soundtrack of the generation. This is an in-your-face eyeshot into a life lived wildly… a long way from Sunshine.
Leigh Bowery was born in Sunshine, west of Melbourne in March 1961, but best known as a London based performance artist, club promoter and designer – an eccentric figure in the underground clubs of London and New York, as well as in art and fashion circles. He performed with the Michael Clark Dance Company, set up Taboo nightclub: “the place to be seen and be seen doing it“, and was also a significant model and muse for the English painter, Lucian Freud. He died from an AIDS-related illness on Hogmanay 1994.
Sunshine Boy concept & Performer Andy Howitt
Sunshine Boy Costume Designer Bryn Meredith
Music David Bowie, Sonic Youth, The Cure, The Fall, The Stranglers, Associates and Velvet Underground.
Sexual references – over 16 only
Purchase of Tickets
Full priced tickets apply to any person 18 years of age and over who does not comply with any of the conditions relating to persons eligible for a concession ticket.
Concession priced tickets apply to any person 16 years of age or under and/or the holder of one of the following concession cards: secondary student, tertiary student, senior, pensioner or Health Care Card.
Children two (2) years of age and over will require their own seat. Children under two (2) years of age can be seated in the same seat with the parent/guardian. Children 16 years of age and under should be supervised at all times whilst in the venue.
All performances are general admission.
Access and Inclusion
Brimbank City Council supports an accessible and inclusive environment at its venues.
The Bowery / STACC is wheelchair accessible and service dog friendly. There are a number of accessible toilets and ambulant toilets in the centre.
People with a disability and those with specific seating needs are requested contact the venue on 9249 4600 at least 4 days before the performance so that we can accommodate your specific seating requirements.
Seating in the theatre is raked and there are three (3) places that can be reserved for people in wheelchairs to sit in the audience in the front row.
People with hearing and sight impairments can be accommodated in the front rows if desired. The centre has hearing enhancement facilities including audio loops. Braille is used for signage throughout the centre indicating toilet facilities.
A valid Companion Card or valid Companion Card Number must be produced at the time of booking to gain access to the Companion Card program offer. Details of use are contained on the Companion Card website www.companioncard.org.au