For those who are too young to remember Kings Cross in its glory days of elegant restaurants and shops, nightclubs, an abundance of colourful characters, underworld identities, strip clubs, ladies of the night and before the drugs, sleaze and lockout laws took over, “Hidden Sydney – The Glittering Mile” should help fill in the gaps.
“Hidden Sydney – The Glittering Mile”, which opens on 16 September, is an immersive, exhilarating and witty cabaret experience set over four floors of “The Nevada”, the former Sydney brothel which boasted the biggest bed in the world.
In “Hidden Sydney” quick-witted bouncers, madams of the night, drag queens, crooks, entertainers and eccentrics alike relive the world of the Cross, during the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s.
Famous venues such as Les Girls and the Chevron Silver Spade will be brought back to life.
Directed by Lucas Jervis and produced by Olivia Ansell and Wendy Richards, the performance runs for approximately 75 minutes. Strictly limited season from 16 September to 9 October 2016.
Access to “Hidden Sydney” is via The Rear Entrance of “The Nevada” at The World Bar, 1 Mansion Lane, Kings Cross (Mansion Lane is off Ward Avenue, between Bayswater Road and Kellett St.)
Sandra Tiltman Photos: John Pond