Written and performed by Drew Fairley
In 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. Drumroll... Welcome.
Ghost Salon is a lush evening of hilarious and haunting cabaret. A luminous view into those who’ve been left in the dark. Part seance, part confessional, part spectral hooley. All welcome, dead or alive.
About the artist Most 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 in Melbourne. Before that he performed in Romance- a thwarts and all cabaret, 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 Café 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.
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.
What we are doing to ensure you are COVIDSafe at The Flying Nun
Capping 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.