COKE & SYMPATHY: A ROCK & ROLL CABARET
Coke and Sympathy is a 90 minute, rock & roll cabaret show that tells the tumultuous and titillating true story of a groupie called Wild Delilah, who loses her heart to an enigmatic and destructive rock guitarist on his one-man quest for fame and glory.
Through the re-working of iconic and captivating hits of the classic rock era by artists including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin and more, Wild Delilah reveals the lesser known stories behind the songs and de-bunks popular rumours surrounding them, whilst all the while weaving in her own saucy tales of sex, drugs and modern day rock & roll romance.
The show features a team of Australia’s best young musicians playing live, and deals with women’s place in rock history - a male dominated industry where females are often present as symbols of men’s physical, emotional and creative stimulation but rarely encouraged to develop themselves as artists in their own right.
Brimming full of sex, drugs and the music you love, Coke & Sympathy takes you on an irreverent, nostalgic and captivating journey through the golden age of rock & roll, where there’s a lady who knows all that glitters is not always gold...
Thurs 10th April: Slide Lounge, Darlinghurst NSW [Tickets start from $30.00]
“...It was rock & roll in the raw, exposed for what it is and what it does to people in or close to the music industry. I loved it from start to finish and so I suggest that you do yourself a favour and get your dose of Coke and Sympathy!” - ADELAIDE FRINGE REVIEW
Writer/Producer and Wild Delilah, ASH KING, is a professional vocalist, writer and artist based in Sydney who fronts and co-manages a high-end entertainment band called The Shuffle. Her professional theatre credits include The Sound of Music, Annie, and Oliver and in 2012 she wrote and produced the short film Better Luck Next Time which was awarded MetroScreen’s FILMCOMP30 initiative, and screened at the Chicago Comedy Film Festival, Sydney’s Cockatoo Island Film Festival and New York’s Iron Mule Comedy Film Festival. She was also the creator of the viral, YouTube Surry Hills mockumentary ‘Scene and Not Heard’.