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"When I grow up...I will be brave enough to fight the creatures
That you have to fight beneath the bed each night
To be a grown up...
Just because you find that life's not fair
It doesn't mean that you just have to grin and bear it
If you always take it on the chin and wear it
Nothing will change..."

When I Grow Up 'Matilda the Musical' -  lyrics by Tim Minchin


The year is 2040.

The 50s revival is in full swing. The technological age has yielded all manner of new gadgets and knick knacks to further separate human beings from each other while keeping their fingers on the pulse of the world. 'Razor Pop,' a heady mix of soda rock, 80s retro and 90s grunge, is all the rage...and kids bounce between the illusion of class and the intoxication of decadence in the form of party drugs 'Bliss,' 'Apex' and 'Ambrosia.'

Within the grounds of the Black Family Manor, the descendants of the 7 families gather once again for their yearly reunion, to celebrate the life and commemorate the death of their father.

Amidst the milkshake and candy, by the flash of neon lights, each of the family heirs share their tales of love, lust, betrayal and lies trying to piece together his final days in the hopes of once and for all finding the answer to the family's best kept secret:

Who killed Jasper Black?

Perhaps, with the help of their guests and each other, the children may finally put the past to rest...and learn little about themselves along the way.

Join the denizens of the Burlesque Underground for an evening of whodunit whimsy and melodramatic madness as they take you on a journey 20 years in the making.

Forget the millennials and Gen Z.
Generation Alpha is coming.
Be afraid.


"Dark...unexpected...unpredictable..." - Australian Stage
"Unapologetically sensual..." - The Weekly Review 
"Confronting and bold." - TripAdvisor 
"A violent clash of the Mafia meets unhinged circus..." - Afflatus Magazine.

Read more about The Burlesque Underground on our blog:

And join in the fun on the Official Undergroupies Page:

Website: www.burlesqueunderground.com

Note: The Burlesque Underground is strictly for adults 18+. DESCENDANTS will contain gore, simulated violence, simulated drug use, partial nudity, coarse language, and images, concepts and themes that may trigger or offend. Trigger warnings apply. All scripted and improvised role-play is safe, sane and consensual. All performers in the Burlesque Underground are over 18 years of age. For more information please contact burlesqueunderground@gmail.com.

Dress: Erotica couture - Formal or Glam Gothic - High-class Fetish. 50s and 80s inspired high fashion glamour with a gothic twist. West Side Story/Grease/Rebel without a Cause meets Blade Runner ;) Dress to express or impress. No sneakers, denim, caps or anything else that's going to make you look like a classless Bogan. The illusion of class is everything. For more information please contact us on burlesqueunderground@gmail.com

Respecting the privacy of the Black Family and our guests, photos are not allowed of the performances. You are welcome to take selfies and candid snaps of your evening, but any photos of cast and crew are strictly forbidden without permission. You may of course ask. You never know, they may pose with you. Or for you. Or on you.


TICKETS ON SALE MON 30th July 2018 at 8am.

Doors from 7pm

Drinks - Food - Lounge:
Doors, Bar, Lounge, Courtyard: 7pm - 10pm
Small "Food for the Mind" Menu: 7pm - 9pm

Improvised roving performance play: from 7pm
Showroom: From approx. 7.30pm
Onstage Show: From approx 8pm
VIP Afterparty: Doors 10pm. Party post-show til 2am.

Arrive early, grab yourself a drink from the bar and a bite to eat from the StMP small menu over a chat with friends before the show.

Can't make the main show?
Join the Black Family for an immersive after party from10pm til 2am.

$15 - VIP After party only
1 x VIP after party entry - TICKET LINK COMING SOON!


Bookings are recommended, secure your ticket online now.
Online bookings close at 12pm on Wednesday 12th September, 2018.
Limited tickets may be available on the door, if not sold out prior.

$30 - Concession
1 x Non-reserved seat
1 x VIP afterparty entry

$35– THE DRIVE-IN - General seating
1 x Non-reserved seat
1 x VIP afterparty entry

1 x Reserved high table seat.
1 x VIP afterparty entry

1 x Reserved premium stage-side table seat.
1 x VIP afterparty entry


Venue Enq:
03 9525 5552

Venue minimum dress requirement:
Neat smart, neat casual or even a little eccentric.
No torn jeans or casual shorts, no thongs/flip-flops permitted at any time.

Mostly free street parking from 6pm on Martins St or St Kilda Rd
Please observe and adhere to all parking signs.

Public Transport:

Management reserves all rights | Information may change without notice.

All characters and storylines remain the property of N.Ristovski and the Underground. All character writings within the Underground are fictitious. Any resemblance to persons living or dead is purely coincidental.

Copyright 2018 © N. Ristovski and the Burlesque Underground.



Saint Martins Place
374 St Kilda Road (Cnr Martin St), St Kilda, Victoria 3182

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