Dorian Mode presents musical ode to Central Coast

Dorian Mode is set to bring his new show to Laycock St

Dorian Mode will bring his brand of satire and humour to Laycock St Community Theatre on April 26 with his new production Budgewoi Variations – a “musical ode to the sunny Central Coast”.

The laugh-out-loud funny show will feature some soon to be classics like Kincumba Rumba, She said Goodbye in Budgewoi and Moonlight in Wyong.

“Instead of signing about New York, I wanted to sing about my own part of the world and reflect my own culture,” Mode said.

“It might be challenging at times, but it’s humour with a point of view, making us laugh and think… hopefully.”

Inspired by cultural satirists Clive James and Barry Humphries, he teases out the fun, unique and sometimes absurd elements in our culture.

A classically trained jazz musician, Mode has presented other productions showcasing the music of well known jazz legends and also performs regularly with his band the Bathtub Gin Orchestra.

He is also a travel writer and published playwright and is a regular on ABC Sydney with Simon Marnie.

He has a lot of good stories to tell and manages to mix them with some great music.

This work was developed with the support of The Art House and will now be gracing the stage of Laycock St Community Theatre as part of its Don Craig Studio Series, bringing contemporary, new performances and stories to the stage, as well as celebrating the talent of local artists.

Budgewoi Variations plays at 7.30pm on Friday, April 26, at Laycock St Community Theatre.

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