5 Questions with Brent Thorpe

rsz_brent2-webWhat is your favourite swear word?
Shithouse. You don’t hear it much these days.

What are you wearing?
An electric blue and black leopard-print caftan with powder-blue mules and I’m wrapped in a white cashmere pashmina. It’s a bit chilly this arvo. No jewelry. No make-up. When I’m at home I like to tone things down a bit.

What is love?
Some people have said that the exotic juices and sauces that flow my very being are the essence of love. But in all seriousness you should come to my show because my young co-star, Nathan, and myself demonstrate what love is live on stage! You’ve probably never seen anything so beautiful before in your life. Seriously.

What was the last show you saw, and how many stars do you give it?
It was John Waters at the Opera House. Is that a show? He always gets at least seventeen stars from me. He made my distant, distant, distant, distant, distant, distant cousin, Divine into a legendary movie star and household name. I love him for that and I’m patiently waiting for him to do the same for me.

Is your new show going to be any good?
Good? Are you kidding? I work my clacker off in this thing! For two minutes and forty five seconds I sing and dance up a storm. The rest of the time we’re doing the greatest acting you will ever see on a public stage. I mean it. Better than Cate Blanchett and Joel Edgerton in ‘Streetcar.’ We promise to astound you and transport you to places you can’t imagine. Have you got goosebumps yet?

Brent Thorpe is writer and star of Beauty! Glamour! Fame!
Show dates: 5 Jun – 3 Jul, 2014 (Thursdays only)
Show venue: The Imperial Hotel