Written and performed by Drew FairleyIn the shallowest hour of the night a faint outline appears. The ghost populi. They outnumber us. They watch us fret and obsess. But tonight- they strike up the band. Your chair has been dusted off. Your glass polished. Your lights dim. Let the music awaken in your ears and drink up the spirits.&nbsp;Drumroll... Welcome.&nbsp;Ghost Salon is a lush evening of hilarious and haunting cabaret. A luminous view into those who've been left in the dark.&nbsp;Part seance- part confessional-&nbsp;part spectral hooley. All welcome- dead or alive.About the artistMost recently Drew was an artistic associate for Strut N Fret production company and was absurdly trapped on a P&O cruise during the early months of the pandemic. He wrote Actual Cabin Actual Fever- an IGTV series during his ill-fated oceanic adventure. Before all this he was the artistic associate for A Midnight Visit&nbsp;in Melbourne. Before that he performed in Romance- a thwarts and all cabaret-&nbsp;for the Flying Nun- Larry's Odyssey by Vashti Hughes- directed by James Winter. He performed with ERTH visual and physical theatre company in their national tour of The Prehistoric Aquarium- directed by Scott Wright. The Kids Cafe at the Sydney Opera House. Deathtrap at the Darlinghurst Theatre- directed by Jo Turner and Jack and the Beanstalk- Directed by Chira Guidi for the Adelaide festival. He has also written for Accolade Events Company in the reimagined Sovereign Hill light and sound spectacular.&nbsp;Previously- Drew worked with Lisa Chappell as director of Bad Day Insurance. As dramaturge on Here- a Verbatim Theatre piece through Warringah council- directed by Kristine-Landon Smith- Tamasha Theatre Co UK. Version 1.0 in The Major Minor Party- as an actor devisor- Terripin Puppet Theatre Company as a writer of Pip and Pooch. Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre as a writer-director on their new musical - Oh My God I've Been Kidnapped and I Hate what I'm Wearing. Purse of the Mummy for Marguerite Pepper Productions and the Casula Arts Centre.&nbsp;What we are doing to ensure you are COVIDSafe at The Flying NunCapping our audience at 25 people per show. Ensuring that artists and staff are well before they start work. Sanitising all furniture and touchpoints prior to each opening. Closing our foyer bar and offering table service. Reconfiguring our venue to manage physical distancing. Ensuring a 3m distance between stage and the audience.
Madison McKoy has 9 older siblings and in keeping with Claire's Kitchen Viva il Divo theme- he presents his cabaret 'Il Decimo Figlio' The Tenth Child. Being the youngest isn't always what it's cracked up to be but sometimes... it is.Madison has released an album of original compositions of the same name - a couple you'll hear in 'Il Decimo Figlio'. Rest assured- no singing will be attempted in Italian. Join Madison on an alacritous journey in story and song from his stage-life to his life-life. You'll hear some immediately recognisable tunes as well as originals. Madison will be accompanied by the lovely- Bev Kennedy on keys.We last saw Madison on stage in the role of Mr. Beauregard in the Australian tour of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He most recently featured in Guy Sebastian's music video Standing With You. Madison also appeared on stage as the flamboyant Willie in the Australian Premiere of the Off-Broadway sensation The View Upstairs and the lovable fugitive slave Jim in Big River at Hayes Theatre. Other musical theatre credits include Miss Saigon- Sweet Charity- and What the World Needs Now. He also played the Apollo MC in the Australian tour of Buddy: The Musical and Toad in the Australian Shakespeare Company's production of The Wind in the Willows. Madison's feature film credits include The Mystery of Natalie Wood directed by Peter Bogdanovic and the USA docu-drama Your Number's Up: Blood Money. Madison has also presented his cabaret Yank Down Under at both Seymour Centre and City Recital Hall in Andrew Bukenya's cabaret series 2 x 20.Through his production company- MJM Entertainment Australia- Madison has presented shows including Soul Cabaret: Theatre Performers on a Soul Trip- Positive Vibes- Dream it! Do it! Live it! and the Heart & Soul Harbour Cruise to name a few. In between acting gigs- Madison teaches English to speakers of other languages- directs his community based singing group The 8-Week Choir and also performs original music from his albums 10th Child and Deep Within.Covid-safe guidelinesThe cabaret room capacity is now only 30 guests to adhere to the Covid-19 personal distancing rules.Anyone entering the premises must provide their name and contact details- including a telephone number or email address.All reasonable steps are being taken to mitigate against the risk of transmission of infection within the venue (with reference to standard and additional cleaning measures as recommended by public health authorities and SafeWork NSW).If you are exhibiting any flu-like symptoms- please stay home.