We all have dirty little secrets...

Is Ryan Gosling who you’re really thinking about? Are spanx your best friend? Do you secretly have a favourite child? You’re not alone.

Babushka believes our problems should be shared, and invites you to a gorgeous group therapy session to get some things off your chest. This is no yoga retreat singing “Kumbaya”. I Can Keep A Secret is a quirky and unexpected musical celebration of our fabulous flaws and naughty little secrets, where Kylie crash tackles Carmen and Wagner meets Billy Idol.

This shameless cabaret combines the dirty and flirty talents of Brisbane’s Alicia Cush, Bethan Ellsmore, Judy Hainsworth and Luke Volker. Gallivanting through a far-wandering songbook, these hilarious divas take you to the deepest, darkest corners of Portishead, Nina Simone and Kate Bush. Salacious musical revelations in three-part harmony, duets and solos provide the red-velvet carpet to this champagne-soaked evening of secrets, peccadillo and peculiarity.

“...powerful, soaring voices combine with humour and charm.” **** - Adelaide Theatre Guide

“The girls of Babushka have created an incredibly funny, sexy, spellbinding performance that draws you in and keeps you hooked until the end.” - XS Entertainment

Venue Format
Theatre, Hall, Black Box Venue
Technical Rating
D, The production can be modified to suit most venues
Touring Party

Contains adult content and themes, contains occasional course language

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

All information to be accessed via Dropbox folder: High quality video trailers:

  • 1-minute trailer
  • 5-minute trailer
  • Youtube song excerpts Images:
  • Poster template - A3
  • Flyer template - DL & A5
  • 4x hero images (1 group image and 3x individual images) in both portrait and landscape
  • Production images
  • Cast headshots Marketing image templates for webpage (banner), Facebook and Instagram Social media: Active and successfully-engaged Facebook fan page Media Release: Two different, previously-used templates Reviews/media quotes: PDF documents for download

Community Engagement

Community engagement opportunities associated with this touring work will involve three different workshops, directed at members of our target audience/demographic (choral singers, musical societies, young singers). These workshops will focus on improving the vocal skills and vocal music appreciation of locals, in a format and with experienced professionals, not normally accessible. It is hoped that these activities will 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: Life is A Cabaret - This 3-hour workshop is designed to help singers discover their on-stage cabaret persona and interpret repertoire in a fresh way through exploration of story-telling, character, dialogue/links, set lists, songwriting/arranging.

WORKSHOP #2 Advanced Vocal Masterclass: The Art of Auditioning - This 2-hour workshop/masterclass will help demystify what can be a daunting process – the audition; professional and amateur theatre productions, vocal examinations, performances and entry into tertiary institutions.

WORKSHOP #3 Hitting the High Notes - Introduction to basic singing technique for the amateur singer .This 2-hour workshop explores the most mysterious instrument of all; the voice. Learn the fundamental elements of vocal technique through group exercises in an informative and practical, but relaxed group environment.