Five Questions with Christie Whelan-Browne on Britney Spears: The Cabaret
Katherine Lamont | On 12, Aug 2014
Australian actor Christie Whelan-Browne is set to perform the leading role in Britney Spears: The Cabaret at Brisbane Powerhouse this month.
Under the direction of award-winning writer and director Dean Bryant, Whelan-Browne will showcase a humorous take on the perils of fame as Britney Spearsâ€™ songs are transformed into delightful cabaret music.
I was lucky enough to gain some insight into the show when I had a quick chat with Whelan-Browne.
CD:Â How would you describe Britney Spears: The Cabaret in your own words?
CWB: (It is) a look at the life of one of the worldâ€™s biggest pop stars, but heard from her point of view.
CD:Â How would you describe your character?
CWB: She is fun, vibrant, emotional and very forthcoming.
CD:Â What inspired you to perform this leading role?
CWB: (Britney Spears: The Cabaret) was written for me by a writer who I admire and it was a story that was very interesting to me.
CD:Â What has been the main challenge when preparing for Britney Spears: The Cabaret?
CWB: Itâ€™s like a roller coaster for an hour and ten minutes. Fifteen songs, numerous monologues – I think there is a mind set to be in to get through it each night.
CD:Â What has been one of the highlights when preparing for this production?
CWB: I love the trust that Dean and Mathew have put in me to allow me to create this with them. It has really been a gift in my career and allowed people to see what I can do as an actress.
Having recently finished a season opposite Geoffrey Rush in A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Whelan-Browne will be performing Britney Spears: The Cabaret mid-august at Brisbaneâ€™s arts and culture hub, Brisbane Powerhouse.
What: Britney Spears: The Cabaret
Where: Visy Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse
When: 13 to 17 August 2014
How Much: $35.00 to $39.00
Christie Whelan-Browne in Britney Spears: The Cabaret. Feature image sourced fromÂ Luckiest Productions.
Christie Whelan-Browne in Britney Spears: The Cabaret. ImageÂ provided by publicist.