Beer Drinking Woman
Downstairs at the Maj
11 – 13 September
If I keep banging on about the glorious Christa Hughes, it might encourage more of you to savour her delicious and generous talents. And while her recent shows here were both stonkers, Beer Drinking Woman is her stonkiest, not least because it features many of her own funny, desperate songs.
Starting with her Cheap Thrills, an untidy taste of what’s to come, and the title track, a Memphis Slim blues from 1940 enlivened considerably by Hughes’s deeply impressive beer sculling and gargling expertise, the show range over the peaks and troughs of life on the bottle.
It's her last night in town tonight, and there are some tables left, I'm told. It will be a shame if you aren’t in them.
Link here to the complete review in The West Australian