Spiegeltent extravaganza casts its spell on Hobart

INTERNATIONALLY-renowned cabaret and burlesque performances, circus acrobatics, variety shows and a wide spectrum of musical talent are just some of the attractions set to wow crowds at Spiegeltent this month.
The Spiegeltent program kicked off at the Princes Wharf 1 forecourt on Thursday 6 March with an opening night soiree featuring roving entertainment, an outdoor food and beverage lounge and a Hot Dub Time Machine spinning the world’s first time travelling dance party.
Ten Days executive director and producer Marcus Barker said the Spiegeltent offered something for people of all ages.
“The entertainment ranges from family fun activities and performances to breathtaking acrobatics, comedy and baby disco parties, as well as intimate, saucy encounters,” he said.
Presented by Ten Days, the Spiegeltent is constructed from wood, mirrors, canvas, leaded glass and detailed velvet.
Over the course of the event, the site will play host to 33 local, national and international shows with more than 140 artists to grace the stage.
“We are very excited to welcome to Tasmania our two very different internationally-acclaimed headline acts, La Soirée and Cantina,” Mr Barker said.
“Joining these headline acts are the eccentric British cult musical group, The Tiger Lillies, [and] local musical performances from Lulu and the Paige Turners and Enola Fall.”
Also headlining will be comedic talent from The Chaser, Chris Taylor and Andre Hansen, Frank Woodley and Tom Gleeson.
The free outdoor lounge will be open on-site from 5pm weekdays and 10.30am onwards on weekends and public holidays, offering a selection of culinary delights including a Smolt pop-up restaurant and local wine and beer.
The March 2014 Spiegeltent event is one of the first steps in a new strategic direction for Ten Days.
Ten Days has evolved from a biennial festival to offering Tasmanian audiences a multifaceted cultural experience all year round.
The Spiegeltent events runs until 23 March.
For a copy of the program or to purchase tickets visit tendays.org.au, call 6210 5777 or visit the new Ten Days office at 71 Murray Street, Hobart.

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