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$40 + bf | 7pm doors, 8pm show
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Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO
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All ages welcome (but under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult)

BELLY OF A DRUNKEN PIANO is a passionate, demented and intense rock journey through Tom Waits' rich catalogue of music, mining some of Waits' most memorable hits—from Martha and The Piano Has Been Drinking to Big in Japan and Hold On. Drawing on his personal experiences, as well as Wait's vast musical history, D'Arrietta adds new dimension to the music, as he shares his personal love affair with the ‘prince of melancholy’s' brilliant songs. Waits' colourful misfits come to life in this powerful, poignant and innovative show.

It premiered in 2005 at The Soho Playhouse New York,’electrifying’ by Variety, ‘rollicking’ by The New Yorker with ‘rock solid emotion’ by The New York Times and ‘brechatcular’ by The Village Voice and playing The Edinburgh Fringe in 2007, Montreal Jazz Festival and London Riverside Studios in 2008. It remerged in 2018 at the Adelaide Fringe Festival where it collected all 5 star reviews and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, but this time bringing in the songs of also Ian Dury, Randy Newman and D’Arrietta’s own work.

Stewart D’Arrietta is the other half of ‘Lennon Through A Glass Onion’ and follows the success of ‘My Leonard Cohen’ at Edinburgh Fringe 2016 -17, with sold out shows at the Sydney Opera House and Melbourne Arts Centre.

In this incarnation of the show, D’Arrietta inhabits the underworld of the the lyrical tragedies and the jocular narratives in the songs of Tom Waits, the poems of Charles Bukowski and D’Arrietta’s own songs with an ardent celebration.

Touching on the themes of love, loneliness, war, the dreams and ambitions of childhood and our relationship with God, D’Arrietta romps through the songs with his trademark raw vocal style, punctuated by his laconic humour.

“ It’s great to be playing the songs of Tom Waits and my own, with also my interpolations of Charles Bukowski poetry. In 2010, Tom Waits closed down the show with a cease and desist order. But doing the show with my own music and some Charles Bukowski allows and welcomes me back to doing some of my favourite material”.

Award winning composer and musical director D’Arrietta has performed internationally including at The Montreal Jazz Festival,EX Theatre Tokyo, Soho Playhouse New York and The Riverside Theatres London. Credits include Lennon Through A Glass Onion, (co-created with John Waters, one of the longest running, most successful shows in Australia), My Leonard Cohen ( sold out shows at The Sydney Opera House, Ed Fringe and Adelaide Fringe), The White Album Concert and Beatles Back to Back ( Sydney Opera House ), Cafe Brel, Feeling Randy( a homage to Randy Newman ), Santiago and Tuxedo and the Little Black Dress.

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