The Soubrettes

Creative Entertainment, Music, Comedy

Sassy, sophisticated, a little silly, naughty, intelligent and very funny, The Soubrettes (Alice Carter and Tania Kyriakou) take a tongue-in-cheek look at everything, changing musical genre as often as they do wigs. While tantalising audiences with a dark and saucy night of intelligent satire and hilarious songs, you don’t want to laugh but you can’t help yourself.

Women with attitude – pert, provocative, political and dressed in corsets and stripy stockings they tackle themes as varied as stalking, drug addiction, oral sex, poverty and hair, they never taking themselves too seriously.

The Soubrettes seamlessly marry highly inappropriate, sophisticated lyrics with sweet melodies, polished dance routines, and intelligent and witty banter, the result is hilarious, with audiences literally gasping with laughter, the Soubrettes sing and dance up a storm.

Considered one of Australia’s premier cabaret acts, they have been performing their original cabaret to sell-out crowds since 1997. They have toured Australia extensively as well as performing at arts festivals in New Zealand and Edinburgh. Their song I Wanna Be a Drug Addict was a cult classic on Triple J.

2006 – Green Room Award – Contribution to Cabaret – Soubrettes Variety Hour & a Half
2005 – Victorian Green Room Award Nomination – Best Ensemble
2003 – Victorian Green Room Award nomination for Original Music – Misbehavin’
2002 – Victorian Green Room Award for Best Cabaret – Cabaret Tingel-Tangel
2001 – Melbourne Fringe Cabaret Award for Best Original Songs – Cabaret Tingel- Tangel
1998 – Melbourne Fringe Cabaret Award for Achievement in Cabaret – Cabaret Chat Noir
1994 – Melbourne Fringe Award for Performance – Hair Trek


‘Two young women dressed like 19th Century prostitutes… sing in sickly sweet voices something akin to a Grease soundtrack or an all-girl teen band. The incongruity of their girly voices with biting lyrics is hilarious’
The Age

‘The present darlings of Melbourne’s cabaret circuit’
Melbourne Herald Sun

‘The Soubrettes are not only great comics but also wonderfully talented singers’
Adelaide Advertiser