Coming home: Melbourne Cabaret Festival returns to Port Phillip

Melbourne Cabaret Festival returns with new energy and a wide range of acts after a bruising three years.

‘We’re bringing back the dazzle: it’s all about a new venue, new innovations and new acts – we’re a revitalised festival returning after a bruising three years,’ says Melbourne Cabaret Festival producer Neville Sice.

First staged in 2010, Melbourne Cabaret Festival has had a tough time of late due to the pandemic, and the art form remains vulnerable to COVID-caused cancellations, Sice says.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts