Moira Finucane honoured with 2023 Fringe Living Legend Award

The ‘gothic queen’ of cabaret has been honoured for her provocative work and long commitment to Fringe.
Finucane. A striking woman with a feather headdress and huge, extended fingernails stands dramatically on stage. She wears a gold dress against a dark backdrop and is framed by the heads of audience members.

Melbourne’s gothic queen of cabaret, Moira Finucane has been awarded the 2023 Melbourne Fringe Festival Living Legend Award.

The honour acknowledges Finucane’s long history in the creative sector creating multidimensional cabaret extravaganzas, often involving an eclectic range of guest artists, as well as her long history of solo performances.

Melbourne Fringe CEO and Artistic Director Simon Abrahams described Finucane as ‘an extraordinary human who has dedicated themselves to this sector for decades,’ as he introduced her at the awards ceremony on Sunday night (22 October).

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