Fat Swan swims back to Sydney for ACON benefit
The adults-only panto Fat Swan starring Trevor Ashley will make its return to Sydney for a limited run this month with a gala preview on May 16 to also act as a fundraiser for ACON.
After a complete sell-out season in December and a successful foray to Melbourne, Ashley will once again take on the role of Natalie Portly, a ballet dancer with body dysmorphia in the Phil Scott written camp parody of 2010 Hollywood blockbuster Black Swan.
Joining Ashley will be Genevieve Lemon (Billy Elliot), Brendan Moar (The Renovators) and Danielle Barnes (Priscilla).
Producers of the panto claim Fat Swan to be everything the movie was, only with songs, audience participation and men dressed up as women.
ACON CEO Nicolas Parkhill said the organisation was grateful to the actors and crew involved for their generosity in helping create the fundraiser night.
“While ACON receives assistance from the NSW Government for many of our health promotion services, much of the work we undertake is financed through fundraising activities,” Parkhill said.
“By coming along to the opening night of Fat Swan, guests will be thoroughly entertained while helping us raise money to build the health and wellbeing of our community.”
Guests at the gala preview will also be able to share a couple of drinks and stories with the show's cast at an exclusive after-party following the performance.
[Pictured] Trevor Ashley in Fat Swan. Photo: John McRae
Fat Swan ACON Fundraiser is on 8pm, Wednesday, May 16 at the Reginald Theatre, Seymour Centre, Chippendale. Tickets $65-$70. To book or for more information, visit www.sydney.edu.au/seymour or call (02) 9351 7940