Larissa McGowan


Presented by Vitalstatistix and Adelaide Festival Centre

After a nuclear holocaust, all that will be left are cockroaches and Cher.” Jimmy James

Contemporary dance takes on the ultimate pop chameleon, CherSounds weird? It is, in the best possible way.

Choreographer, dancer and fan, Larissa McGowan uses Cher’s iconic figure as a totem for exploring the rage and reinvention of the universal ageing female artist.

Cher is an inspired mash-up of genres, gender, power and popular culture; a headfirst dive into self-discovery, pride and immortality.

Created with an all-star team of South Australian artists, this solo tour de force is back for five shows only, in an especially created experience on the Festival Theatre stage, after premiering at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival in 2019.

“A sparkling reminder of the old maxim that one of the purposes of art is to make the familiar strange, and the strange familiar.” Ben Brooker, Witness Performance

Image: Tim Standing/Daylight Breaks from Cher, Larissa McGowan, 2019


Cher was supported by the 2019 Adelaide Cabaret Festival and Arts South Australia, and originally commissioned by Performance & Art Development Agency and Vitalstatistix.

This remount is supported by the Australia Council’s Resilience Fund.

Performance Dates

October 21-25 at 7:30pm
Adelaide Festival Centre
Stage on Stage (Festival Theatre)
Tickets at

Creative Team

Larissa McGowan: Creator, choreographer & performer
Steve Mayhew: Sound designer & co-creator
Sam Haren: Dramaturg & co-creator
Jonathon Oxlade & Renate Henschke: Set & costume designers
Chris Petridis: Lighting designer
Carol Wellman Kelly: Rehearsal director