Louise McCabe and Lucy Rhoades founded Guilty Pleasures in 2017 as a cabaret and burlesque festival in Byron Bay's beautiful vintage neighbour, Brunswick Heads. The weekend event showcased an amazing array of artists from all around Australia, in conjunction with the world-famous Brunswick Picture House.
In 2018, Guilty Pleasures rebranded to Guilty Pleasures Shows, presenting its unique hybrid of theatre, music and cabaret. Guilty Pleasure's dark cabaret The Secret Parlour was a sell-out success, The Runner Up won audience pick at the 2017 Hot Shorts Festival while our cabaret piece Who Killed Lulu Delacour? was finalist in Queensland's Short and Sweet Festival.
Now based in Kaurna country (Adelaide), Guilty Pleasures Shows premiered the hour-long version of our award-winning rock'n'roll comedy
The Runner Up by Louise McCabe at The Adelaide Fringe in 2019 and 2020. The show had a great response from audience and critics alike.
Guilty Pleasures Shows produced A Deal With God: The Songs of Kate Bush featuring the ethereal vocals of Celtic singer, Siobhan Owen and some of Adelaide's finest musicians.
Guilty Pleasures Shows also produced A Night To Baguette at Adelaide Fringe 2023, which received 5 star reviews and was a recipient of the Adelaide Fringe Artist Fund.
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