Exhilarating thrilling hilarious cabaret, transporting you back to the gold rush.

A sumptuous storytelling extravaganza from Finucane & Smith, the Patrick White Playwright Award winning creators of the Caravan Burlesque, Glory Box and the Australian gothic The Flood. Witness the true lies of the wildest showgirl of the nineteenth century, LOLA MONTEZ. This joyous new work features the rabble rousing, skirt raising, whip-smart dancer, courtesan, agitator and legend of the Australian goldfields, LOLA.

Starring the direct descendant of Lola herself, multi-award winning actress CAROLINE LEE, directed by internationally acclaimed Queen Provocateur Moira Finucane, and featuring smouldering chanteuse CLARE ST CLARE, LOLA unfurls on stage in a cloud of black and blood red silk, ‘lily-white skin’, literary adventure, smouldering song, hilarious storytelling and, of course, a death scene or three.

Venue Format
Theatre, Hall, Black Box Venue
Technical Rating
Touring Party
3 (2 performers, 1 crew)

Contains adult content including nudity.

Critical Stages is one of Australia’s leading producers of touring theatre. We make outstanding theatre accessible to audiences everywhere. We have toured productions by some of Australia’s leading theatre makers to regional and remote audiences across Australia and New Zealand. The work of Critical Stages has won multiple Green Room Awards and has been nominated for a Helpmann Award for Best Regional Touring production. The company has been awarded National Touring Status from Playing Australia from 2018.

Critical Stages is currently touring work by artists from across Australia including Salvador Dinosaur (Otto and Astrid, The Orchid and the Crow), The Good Room (I Want to Know What Love Is, I’ve Been Meaning to Ask You), Belloo Creative (Motherland, Hanako), Red Stitch (Jurassica, American Song), Asking for Trouble (Fort, Bottle Collector), Little Red Productions (Lady Beatle) and much more. For more on our full touring menu head to: http://criticalstages.com.au/available-to-tour/

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Unique Selling Point

A fascinating and hugely entertaining true story about a little known Australian icon.

Exciting collaboration between original and acclaimed performance legends Moira Finucane & Caroline Lee

Highly theatrical combination of storytelling, cabaret and burlesque.

A great night out for the whole community – invite audiences to dress-up in period costume!

Marketing Materials

  • Template posters, flyers,
  • High quality production stills
  • Media releases
  • Promotional footage
  • Interviews
  • Social media trailers
  • Marketing support from Critical Stages Touring

Community Engagement

The Lola Lounge!

After the show, patrons get a chance to meet Lola at her exclusive club The Lola Lounge. This has proved to be a highly successful addition to the show, with audiences loving the chance to meet Lola (performer Caroline Lee) and Clare St Clare after the show, share stories, sing & dance the night away. This can take many forms, as a foyer event, or an exclusive post-show soiree. We can organise a special event, with local cabaret stars or enthusiasts having the opportunity to perform alongside Lola at the lounge.