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The Piano Men

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The Butterfly Club

5 Carson Place

Melbourne, VIC 3000

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Why is it when we think of the piano it is always men at the forefront?

From Bach to Ben Folds, Beethoven to Billy Joel and Mozart to Minchin, the list of famous piano players throughout history is dominated by men. In her exceptional Melbourne Cabaret Fringe Festival debut, Emma Knights sets to balance the scales by exploring the unknown stories of historic women pianists.

“Sing us a song, you're the piano man...” Elton John, Billy Joel, Ben Folds, Tim Minchin: But where are the piano women? In The Piano Men, directed by Adrian Barnes, Emma puts herself in the spotlight as she investigates and interrogates the gender imbalance in musical history. She asks why there are only 10 women recognised in the “100 Most Influential Musicians in the world.

The one-hour production features 29 different songs, from classical to contemporary and every genre in between. Knight’s painstaking research and virtuosic piano skills come together to form a delightful and authentic hour of music and storytelling.

“Talent just oozes from her fingers” ★★★★★ - Sam About Town

“The Piano Men is a beautifully classy show” ★★★★1/2 - Glam Adelaide

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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

The Butterfly Club is a licensed venue. Accordingly, patrons under 18 are only allowed on premises in the company of a parent or legal guardian.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

We strongly encourage using public transport. The Butterfly Club is a short stroll from Flinders Street station and Melbourne Central, and an even shorter stroll from any tram that travels through Swanston or Collins Streets (get off at Town Hall).

If driving, you can find the best parking rates in the area by visiting carparking.info (link opens in a new window).

How can I contact the venue with any questions?

Please call The Butterfly Club on 03 9663 8107 or visit our box office (the first room as you enter the Club) from 5pm to 8:30pm Monday to Saturday.

What's the refund policy?

There are no refunds or exchanges. Exceptions are made in extraordinary circumstances at the Club's discretion: if there is a sensible reason why you should receive a refund, please contact us and we'll be happy to discuss.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. We have a full record of all attendees and will be able to let you in whether you bring a printed copy of your ticket or not.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes.

Location

The Butterfly Club

5 Carson Place

Melbourne, VIC 3000

Australia

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Refund Policy

No Refunds

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