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BWW Review: SEX, LIES & BETRAYAL - MEMOIRS OF A HOLLYWOOD STAR at Tusk High Bar

Are you after a night of intrigue, beauty, betrayal and debauchery? Given current world events, I’m sure the answer is yes! JTM productions presentation of Sex, Lies and Betrayal – Memoirs of a Hollywood Star is the show for you. Produced, written and directed by Margaret Fisk AM and starring Karla Hillam, this 60-minute all-girl cabaret is stylized in the film noir genre and appears to be based on the real-life events of an actress in ‘Tinseltown’ during “age Golden”. While we’re introduced to her simply as “Miss Nightingale”, we can’t help but be intrigued as to who this “femme fatale” really was…

I was lucky enough to witness ‘Miss Nightingale’ reading her wickedly indulgent memoir aloud, on a balmy Melbourne summer evening, upstairs in the art-deco City Hall Room at Tusk High Bar in Windsor. Given the current wave of Omicron and the number of people having to self-isolate, I wasn’t sure that myself and my “plus one” would be the only people going out! However when I arrived this did not seem to be the case as St Precent’s Chapel was still buzzing. The couples already upstairs in the ‘Great Gatsby’ style bar seemed very happy to enjoy a delightfully delicious pre-show dinner, albeit in a COVID-19 safe manner.

As the show begins and the lights in the bar go down, Hillam enters, walking down the bar and heading to the stage, while strongly encapsulating the essence and soul of “Miss Nightingale”. In doing so, she transports her audience into the early hours of the morning, where “everything goes” and where secrets seem easy to reveal! Design by Christina Logan-Bell and lighting by Jason Bovaird really help create a 1940s film noir atmosphere and a stunning red wig by Tamed by Trent Ashley, and make-up by Brett Michael Artistry, make Hillam a true Hollywood star.

Hillam’s vocals fit perfectly with Cole Porter’s light and whimsical songs “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” and “Love for Sale”, as well as other jazz standards, such as “Nature Boy “. The incorporation of other, more modern songs into the cabaret, however, had a somewhat more “hit and miss” effect. Hillam’s rendition of Christina Aguilera’s “Mercy On Me” and David Geuetta and Sia’s “Titanium” didn’t seem to sit comfortably in her vocal range. In Hillam’s defense, she wasn’t helped much by the audio system, which seemed to be overpowered by her belt, resulting in distorted sound. Hillam’s rendition of Evanescence’s “My Immortal” and Sara Bareilles’ “She Used To Be Mine” packed a mighty emotional punch, however, giving “Miss Nightingale” depth.

The use of both modern songs and contextually appropriate jazz standards throughout the performance helped support the emotional undertones of Fisk’s narrative writing well, while allowing his pen work to flow. flourish with a flirtatious and titillating nature, which suits this cabaret well.

Sex, Lies and Betrayal – Memoirs of a Hollywood Star has another performance in Melbourne on Friday January 21, 2022, so get in quick!

To book a ticket, visit www.eventbrite.com.au/e/sex-lies-betrayal-tickets-214455170187
For more information about JTM Productions, please visit jtmproductions.com.au

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