This November our Soho Rising festival hosts a bunch of the brightest new Soho Theatre Labs voices, over a fortnight.
Australia’s favourite feather-ruffling, rabble-rousing, cabaret anarchist and neo-punk diva, Yana Alana bares all in this bent night of blues, boobs and blame.
Yana Alana’s divine and deluded career comeback is spiralling out of control. The only two of her band members that haven’t been sacked or fled are inscrutable and unhelpful. The Costume Designer has pulled off an ‘Emperor’s New Clothes’ heist, and the Xanax is wearing off. Yana Alana is having ‘an episode’!
Between the Cracks is a subversive and demented delving into the psyche of a pill-popping, intemperate, narcissistic neo-punk artist. She’s so politically incorrect that politicians cross the floor to see her. There is nothing Yana Alana won’t do to derail the patriarchy and discomfort the masses. Exposing mental health, sexual politics, feminism and identity. Queer as hell, demonically talented, rudely brilliant.
‘A brilliant, original and surreal performance.’Arts Review
This widely applauded show has a swag of awards including a Helpmann for Best Cabaret Artist, Two Green Room Awards for Best Production and Cabaret Artist and the Adelaide Fringe Festival’s Best Cabaret Award.
‘If you see one show in your entire life, see Yana Alana Between The Cracks.’
‘One of the best performers I’ve ever witnessed in the flesh.’
‘Yana Alana is one of the most totalising, larger-than-life stage creations to come out of Melbourne since Edna Everage.'
'A ferociously talented, endlessly provocative and unquestionably hilarious cabaret performer!'
'Reminiscent of comics such as Ruby Wax and Liza at her most demented.'