MATADOR announces Melbourne, Adelaide, and Brisbane encore seasons

After a sold out tour in 2019 in four Australian capital cities and four amazing venues: The Melba Spiegeltent (twice), Sydney Opera House, The Tivoli Brisbane and Adelaide Festival Centre, MATADOR returns to Melbourne for a brief season at the Athenaeum theatre from December 1st 2021.

Inspired by a tale as old as time, MATADOR is a fiery fusion of burlesque, dance and jaw-dropping circus acts. Set across a fiery Spanish sunset, this is a tale of forbidden love, carnal desires, passion and pain, a tale of a love torn bull & the seductive Matador!

MATADOR takes us on an emotionally charged journey through love and it’s many faces. A journey of self-discovery, identity, sexuality, lust, sex and passion, it explores the trials and tribulations of love, from the pain of unrequited love to the effects of infidelity on a relationship. Above all else, MATADOR is a celebration of love, friendship and the bonds that hold us together.

Comprised of a colourful cast of 14 incredible performers, MATADOR features non-stop entertainment from start to finish. High energy commercial dance pieces, beautiful, touching contemporary and ballet acts as well as steamy Latin numbers intertwine with burlesque acts, pole dancing and hair raising aerial and circus acts.

MATADOR will also be returning in 2022 to the Adelaide Fringe from 18th February to 20th March (on sale 25/11/21) and in Brisbane at the Tivoli from August 25-28 (now on sale at the Tivoli website).

MATADOR Presented by Bass Fam Creative

Season Details:

Wednesday 1ST to Saturday 4th December 2021

Performances nightly at 7:30pm + Sat matinee at 2:30pm


Athenaeum Theatre, 188 Collins St, Melbourne

Bookings: or 13 28 49

Tickets: $79-$139

Gabi Bergman

Gabi Bergman is a Melbourne-based performer and educator, and is the current Deputy Editor-in-Chief of She holds a Double Arts degree in Theatre Studies and Film/Screen Studies and a Master of Teaching (Secondary Education). Gabi has always been an avid lover of theatre, specifically musicals, and spends way too much money than she’d like to admit on tickets. Her most prized possession is her crate of theatre programs.

Gabi Bergman

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