The Balkan Elvis in Eastern Bloc Rock

Canberra Theatre Centre
Thurs 5th July 2018
8pm
Civic Square, London Circuit, Canberra

Part road movie, part redemption tale, part rock’n’roll musical, follow the exploits of Johnny Presley, the Balkan Elvis, as he searches for love, fame and fortune behind the iron curtain of communism. With stars in his eyes, Johnny leaves his village in the mountains and hits the road, but soon finds out it’s not all big concerts, movie deals and beautiful women.

The story of the Balkan Elvis reimagines the myth and the music of The American Elvis, looking behind the smokescreen of celebrity to find what is at the heart of the artist and the dream of freedom.

Festival favourite Mikelangelo gives the king an almighty transfusion, bringing him back to life in a way you’ve never seen before. Elvis hasn’t been this much outrageous fun since 1956 – uproarious, uplifting and dead sexy.