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Historians Call Us Roommates: A Queer Cabaret

July 6, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm



Melbourne Cabaret Festival
Chelsea Heaney


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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Gender Diverse, Queer
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English, Italian


Ruby Carter Lounge
88 Acland St
St Kilda, Victoria 3182 Australia
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Visual & performing arts

Nuns, Pirates and Spies, oh my!

Queer erasure has caused the removal, re-writing or overlooking of some of history’s most fascinating stories. Whether intentionally or unintentionally historians have a tendency to erase our stories, a phenomenon that has resulted in a lot of queer couples being described as “roommates” in the history books.

In this one-hour cabaret, comedian Chelsea Heaney explores centuries of queer stories of people you won’t believe you haven’t heard of or had no idea were queer! From polyamorous gothic queens to convent burning nuns, there are many shades of gay to enjoy!