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Lisa Crawley at Fringe Festival

Press Release – Bullet Heart Club
One of Australasia’s most well-respected musicians, Lisa Crawley, stars as her alter-ego Elizabeth, in a new collaboration with Edinburgh Fringe First Award winning theatre company, Bullet Heart Club (Daffodils) in performances at the Fringe Festival next year.

Crawley has opened for the likes of John Mayer, Jools Holland, Simply Red, Paul Weller and has played alongside music legend Tim Finn. She has also arranged and performed original works with the Auckland Symphony Orchestra. However, none of that is half as intimidating as opening up to audiences about what’s really going on inside her head when playing for tips.

A wink from a pervert, a pick-up note left in a tip jar and some drunk who yells “love what you’re doing darl, but do you mind turning it down a bit”. Nominated for Best Cabaret at the Melbourne Fringe Festival 2017, Elizabeth features original indie-pop songs and real stories drawn from late night stints playing piano in hidden hotel bars around the world. Crawley is joined by two guest songwriters/ musicians, who will be announced early 2018, to create a live soundtrack for an intimate audience in the glamorous Billiards Room at the QT Museum Wellington.

The AU Review has described Crawley as “A breath of fresh air, it’s no wonder Crawley has become one of the country’s most respected ladies in the game.” Director Kitan Petkovski and playwright Rochelle Bright have worked closely with Crawley to unpick what hides behind the enigmatic showgirl’s ‘smile’.

“Stunning moments of original song and music – an exquisite show.” (Australian Arts Review)

“A profoundly intimate cabaret.” (Weekend Notes)
Elizabeth will play for 3 nights at the NZ Fringe Festival. Please note, capacity is strictly limited. Early bookings are highly recommended.


Dates: 6th – 8th March 2018

Time: 7pm (60min approx.) / Cost: $18-$25 (booking fees apply)

Venue: The Billiards Room, QT Museum, 90 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington

Tickets: fringe.co.nz

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