The Kaye Hole is a scintillating adults-only cabaret show hosted by the one and only Reuben Kaye.
We caught up with the acclaimed comedian and cabaret icon between gigs in our Cremorne Theatre for a no holds barred insight into this outrageous star who is described as “the evil love child of Liza Minnelli and Jim Carrey” (British Theatre Guide).
Q: Hi Reuben, welcome to Brisbane. What are your thoughts on the city so far?
A: Brisbane is an incredible city that gets maligned by the rest of the nation. But here we are in a city that has boomed over the last few years. Great food, great art, and the nightlife here is next level.
Q: How have you and the cast settled into the building?
A: We've nestled into the Cremorne quite nicely. The cast of An American In Paris have become accustomed to a 7ft tall drag queen screaming down the halls between numbers. I can't wait to see how the Frozen cast react.
Q: What are your favourite reactions from the audience?
A: I think the best moments are the laughs. I'm addicted to a good laugh or a giggle that stands out. When one person has a great laugh they make a show and suddenly I'm cracking up, the audience feeds off it and then it just becomes this joyful, vicious circle. And we've had a few this season already.
Q: Where do you get your fashion inspiration from?
A: I could say Gaultier and Mugler, I could say Balenciaga and Walter Van Bierendonk. I could say Weslah and The Blondes. Or I could just say Apocalyptic Opshop Scavenger Hunt after micro dosing mescaline. Dealer's choice.
Q: What is one thing in your make-up kit you couldn’t do without?
Q: What music would be on your play list on a road trip?
Why would I ever go on a road trip? Am I being pursued by the feds? Is this like Thelma & Louise? Do I get to have sex with Brad Pitt? Answer the last question first.
Q: What are your top three favourite movies?
Some Like It Hot
Death Becomes Her
And I'll chuck in The Lobster for good measure!
Q: What advice would you give to those wanting a career in Show Biz?
A: Do it! F##k the fear or uncertainty. It's the tenacity and courage that will make you. The world needs artists of all kinds now more than ever.
Q: Do you have any New Year resolutions?
A: To not succumb to peer pressure by making unachievable goals. How about we all just get through the next few months before we start thinking about completely changing our lives!
Q: What inspires you every day?
My own beauty, brains and humility. Thank you for this interview. Now if you don't mind I have a Water Polo team that aren't going to oil up themselves.
With banter like that as just a taster, you won’t want to miss Reuben’s award-winning show The Kaye Hole. Make sure you get a ticket before this sizzling show leaves town!
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