Three unlikely princess want to tell you a very grown-up bedtime story

Three unlikely princess want to tell you a very grown-up bedtime story.

Having performed to rapturous applause at Queensland Cabaret Festival, Melbourne Cabaret Festival and the Adelaide Fringe Festival, the three Princesses of Babushka want to tell you some brand new fairytales. After hit tours of Doll and I Can Keep A Secret, Babushka is back with Happily Ever After to turn your best loved children’s stories inside-out. Be entertained by this wickedly funny cabaret that features the raucous music of Kurt Weill and modern muses from Rihanna and Kate Bush to Beyonce.

Babushka are ready to give Rapunzel a sharp new haircut, put Goldilocks in charge of the three bears and give a whole new meaning to Puss in Boots. These Princesses who didn’t quite make the Disney cut, but still demand to live happily ever after.

Venue Format
Theatre, Black Box Venue
Technical Rating
Touring Party

Adult Content, Coarse language, M15+

At Little Match Productions, we are passionate about exploring our collective humanity via its most primal and intrinsically expressive media - the voice. Our works traverse comedy-cabaret, opera, classical music and children’s productions, delivering high quality entertainment enjoyed by audiences on many levels.

We are a collective of like-minded female arts professionals. Founded by Alicia Cush and joined by Penny Challen (Co-Artistic Directors) and Performer/Producer Bethan Ellsmore, we engage a variety of artists in rigorous collaboration for each project. Over the past six years, Little Match Productions has developed a reputation for its unique ability to present classical repertoire and vocal techniques in creative contemporary contexts.

Based in Brisbane, our primary focus is creating new, entertaining works for people across ALL of Queensland. We believe in making high quality work that is easily accessible to audiences. For our children’s shows, we pride ourselves on our hidden-vegetable art making skills that ensure ethical stories, told through excellent music, are wrapped up in joy and laughter.

Company Website

Unique Selling Point

Easily marketed as 'Ladies' night out' and a genuine comedy cabaret show. Light, comedic entertainment with world-class vocals and musical arrangements. Wide array of musical styles from legitimate opera and music theatre torch song to unique arrangements of Top 40 songs. While the initial attraction of this show is comedy and a strong theme, the lasting impression Babushka audiences leave with is the originality and quality of the musical arrangements/vocal harmonies. This appeal is what builds Babushka's fan base and lures return audiences. The audience demographic is broad from cabaret enthusiast, music theatre crowd to comedy and live music lovers.

Marketing Materials

The Producer will be providing a new marketing pack format from 2017 for all productions. This will include collateral for multi-channel use and represents a full marketing strategy. This includes full media kit, social media materials, print templates, gifs, MRECs, video content, images and public relations materials. There will be customisable content, content creation assistance for presenters and a suggested schedule for implementation. All information to be accessed via Dropbox folder.

Community Engagement

Pre and post-show foyer activation - the company will travel with a foyer installation of books, customised prints and other accompanying collateral
-Engages audience in foyer activities before Doors open, enriching the audience experience and acclimatises everyone with the venue.
Post-event meet-and-greet -Photo opportunities and personal merchandise selling/signing -Allows for face-to-face connection between performer and audience -Breaks down the barriers of the ‘4th wall’ and the accessibility of Theatre Post-event Q&A -Allows for face-to-face connection between performer and audience Potential partnering with local bookshops and/or libraries for temporary bookclubs -Reach out to local book clubs to connect and draw in groups of people Encourage the audience to bring along their favourite books with them Potential accompanying movie night for kids during the show BYO Choir - Come sing with Babushka and learn some of their iconic arrangements in a casual sing-a-long and casual wine or five Three different workshops on offer that focus on improving the vocal skills and vocal music appreciation of locals to build a stronger relationship between artist and audience and encourage the audience to become more invested with the artists and work. -WORKSHOP #1 Cabaret Workshop -WORKSHOP #2 Vocal Masterclass -WORKSHOP #3 Hitting the High Notes