“A knockabout night of whiskey-soaked acts
that delivers” -Sunday Mail

Where dazzling showgirls and mind blowing circus
serve up tantalizing treats

“A slick performance
by an esteemed bunch of artists”
★★★★&½   Rip It Up

Amazing Acrobats!   Salacious Singers!  Deranged Detectives!   Femme Fatales!  Mesmerizing Magicians!

“If you’re looking for variety
and entertainment experienced
together in a single show,
“Prohibition” is for you!” -Adelaide Theatre Guide

Nightly 17 feb - 19 mar 9.45pm
Plus Matinees on weekends
Speakeasy Gluttony, Rymill Park


The Show

Amazing Acrobats! Salacious Singers! Deranged Detectives! Femme Fatales! Mesmerizing Magicians! Enter the world of 1930’s film-noir themed America, where good drink and good times are the sweetest of forbidden fruit. Where dazzling showgirls and mind blowing circus serve up tantalizing treats.


This is a slick, fun cabaret featuring some of the world’s top variety acts tied together in a quirky light-hearted crime story.


This international dream team cast includes Australian Acrobat Caz Walsh of Pants Down Circus (★★★★★ -The Advertiser) and American Psychic Detective Dirk Darrow of 2 Ruby Knockers, 1 Jaded Dick (★★★★★ -Australian Stage).




★★★★ “A knockabout night of whiskey-soaked acts that delivers” -Sunday Mail


★★★★&½ “A slick performance by an esteemed bunch of artists” -Rip It Up


★★★★&½ “If you’re looking for variety and entertainment experienced together in a single show, “Prohibition” is for you!” -Adelaide Theatre Guide


Gallery

  • Dado

  • Chris Carlos & Caz Walsh

  • Victor Rublar

What people say

Adelaide Theatre Guide

Until 28 Feb 2016

Review by Talia GaertnerJones



If you’re looking for a show to purely entertain then “Prohibition” is for you! Set in Gluttony’s The Speakeasy, the theme is the 1920s, with perform- ers just trying to make a living without getting shut down. Music and costumes, and set in a tent, fit the theme nicely.


Performance artists from Germany, Sweden, Argentina, Sweden, Canada, America and Australia showcase their routines with magic, acrobatics, humour and singing. You will find yourself laughing at the ping pong, balloon artist, Dado the Hump, watching in amazement at the card tricks of Detective Dirk Darrow and left holding your breath while Caz Walsh does her acrobatics and balancing acts.


This show has a little bit of everything rolled into one. If you’re looking for variety and entertainment experienced together in a single show, “Prohibition” is for you!

Rip it up!

The Speakeasy, Gluttony Reviewed By
Jennifer Brown February 13, 2016



Prohibition is a glitzy cabaret production featuring artists from all over the globe, set to a sleazy backdrop of a speakeasy. As soon as you enter the tent you become immersed in the crazy world of America in the 1920s, complete with showgirls, shady detectives and a very charming barman, played by Patrick McCullagh.


Australian acrobat Caz Walsh gets the show off to a roaring start, with an awe inspiring balancing act that dazzles the audience and sets the scene for the rest of the night. The highlight is by far Daniel Warr who performs as a hunchbacked clown, getting huge laughs from the crowd during his skits.


Overall, it was a slick performance by an esteemed bunch of artists, and well worth your time.

Entertainment Hive

On entering the Speakeasy at Gluttony audience members were greeted by “Paddy the Plank’’ (Patrick McCullagh) – an illegal booze peddler.


It’s the American Prohibition era where alcohol was banned but that didn’t stop the consumption of it in tea cups and underground, shady venues.


The talented performers in this piece set the scene deliciously as “Silverpipes Sid’’ (Sidonie Henbest) belts out some classic tunes and private detective Dirk Darrow (Tim Motley) tries to shutdown the illegal activities at the Speakeasy.


Motley and McCullagh kept the theme running throughout the show as Motley brings to life his droll detective banter and McCullagh played the devilish Irishman. Motley’s 52 card story routine was superbly executed and he even swallowed razor blades in another stylised showcase.


Caz Walsh was a true standout with some fantastic balancing routines and the hunchback clown (Daniel Warr) became quite personal with the audience and received some hearty laughs along the way. Get into the spirit at this wonderfully­ themed show.

Motley & Mac

The people that make it happen

A little about our company

Motley & Mac is an Australian performing arts company created by veteran Fringe performers Tim Motley and Patrick McCullagh. Patrick comes from Ireland, and keeps his Irish brogue because it is charming. Tim comes from America and keeps his accent because he is stubborn.

Both are comedians and magicians with over 40 years professional experience between them. Motley is best known for his shows in the character of “Dirk Darrow”, a parody film-noir psychic private detective, including, 2 Ruby Knockers, 1 Jaded Dick (★★★★★ “Tour de force performance” - Australian Stage). McCullagh has also brought several successful comedy magic shows to the Adelaide Fringe includingThe Swindler (“Good solid entertainment” -The Advertiser).

Together they have created, produced, and hosted Prohibition, Best of Fringe Variety, and Best of Kids’ Fringe over the last 6 years at the Adelaide Fringe Festival.

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