Cabaret show straight from Sydney Festival to Wyong

Send for Nellie at The Art House is true cabaret experience

The Art House Wyong is excited to announce its first direct transfer from the Sydney Festival as part of the Summer@ The Art House program over January.

Send for Nellie is a cabaret performance in celebration of likely the most talented performer in Australia during the 30s that you’ve never heard of.

For 40 years, Nellie Small was an entertainment industry legend, a dashing figure who sang jazz and blues in prestige nightclubs.

Donned in a sleek top hat and tails, the West-Indian Australian-born singer and cross-dressing cabaret artist was a non-conformist and groundbreaker back when it wasn’t fashionable.

Sending you back to a 1930s jazz club with powerhouse performer Elenoa Rokobaro (RENT, Caroline, or Change; Tick, Tick… Boom) as Nellie Small, this co-commissioned production marks an exciting partnership with Send for Productions and Sydney Festival as this premiere show hits the stage.

The highly regarded Nellie Small was the singer who was called upon when a show was falling short of raising the roof, they would shout ‘Send for Nellie!’.

In this one-of-a-kind opportunity, guests will be seated at tables directly on the main Art House stage alongside the performer in true cabaret style.

Adding to the full cabaret experience is the opportunity to pre-order an antipasto or cheese platter to share during the performance.

The show will be on January 19 and 20 at 8.30pm.

As part of the Summer@ The Art House program Send for Nellie will take place alongside other high-quality shows, workshops, pop-up events, and other activities.

The program brings together one month of music, comedy, kids’ shows, Summer vibes, and balmy nights.