Review | Laura Money
Equinox is a love letter to all the witches and magical creatures who have graced our stages and screens. Velma Celli is utterly spellbinding as she sings the siren songs of the hags and creatures that go bump in the night. She weaves her magic in the truly bewitching arrangements of any song with a link – tenuous or not – to magic.
Black sequins shimmy through the crowd as all eyes stick to the divine mistress herself. There are classic witch manifestos in ‘Poor Unfortunate Souls’ and ‘Defying Gravity’ – immaculately performed. Celli’s voice is so phenomenal that the audience’s jaws cannot fight the forces of gravity and remain firmly on the floor! There’s a stunning reimagining of ‘1000 Years’ and the most chilling rendition of ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’ that is gentle and giving and warm.
Of course, no evening with Velma Celli wouldn’t be complete without a few surprises and she doesn’t disappoint. Equinox will bring out your dark side, so embrace it and howl at the moon a little. With bitchy, witchy and wonderful tributes to the devilish and disenfranchised, Velma Celli will put a spell on you and now you’re hers!
WHEN: 11 – 17 February 2019 | 7:45pm
WHERE: De Parel Spiegeltent | WOODSIDE PLEASURE GARDEN
INFO: Tickets $27 – $30 | Duration 75m | Age suitablity: M | Content warning: occasional coarse language, sexual references | CABARET