DANGEROUS GOODS is an unapologetic and hot-as-hell cabaret of provocative performances, jaw-dropping physical feats, and powerful acts of rebellion. Featuring a world-class lineup of circus, aerials, drag, burlesque and power vocals, iconic performance renegades Polytoxic bring you an unforgettable evening of high-octane entertainment that is fully-loaded and flammable AF.

Polytoxic has a long history of making work that starts with a party and ends with a call to arms. DANGEROUS GOODS is about lighting up ‘dangerous’ ideas – such as self-determination, gender politics, cultural inclusivity, diversity – and exploding them within a cabaret world of satire and humour, female strength and body sovereignty.

This is a cabaret for the brave new world, with a crew of diverse, multi-talented, super-powered femmes ready to blow minds and shift paradigms.

Handle with care… or ya might get burned.

“Dangerous Goods is femme excellence. It is culturally diverse excellence. It is intersectional excellence. Artists at the top of their game making art on their terms and excelling.”  ★★★★★ Artshub

“Dangerous Goods is more than a cabaret; it’s a movement, a celebration of feminism, climate change activism, and a fierce stance against the fetishization of culture and the shackles of patriarchy.” Stage Whispers

“provocative performances, death defying feats and fist raising acts.”
★★★★★ Broadway World

Photos by Ozlem Tigli, Peter Wallis & Jade Ellis.
Hero photo by Joel Devereux.

Click below for an interview with Co-Directors Lisa & Leah:
Directed, Created & Conceived by Lisa Fa’alafi & Leah Shelton
Sound Design: Leah Shelton & Lisa Fa’alafi
Sound editing: Kenneth Lyons, Pataphysics, Lisa Fa’alafi, Leah Shelton, Kim Bowers
Set Design: Lisa Fa’alafi & Leah Shelton in collaboration with Freddy Komp
Lighting Design: Steven May
Production Manager: Freddy Komp
Rigger: Helen Clifford
Stage Manager: Winter Cyan
Costume Design: Lisa Fa’alafi & Leah Shelton
Costume Realisation: Sharon Clarke, Chloe Greaves, Jim Ioannides, Lisa Fa’alafi, Leah Shelton & Jane Shelton
Choreography: Lisa Fa’alafi & Leah Shelton in collaboration with Nerida Matthaei, Alinta McGrady and the cast
Original Song: Lisa Fa’alafi (Rewind the Current)
Spoken Word: Kalala Sione
Script Writing: Amy Ingram with Lisa Fa’alafi, Leah Shelton & Lilikoi Kaos
Critical feedback: Daniel Evans & Nathan Sibthorpe

This project has been developed with the support of Vulcana Studios.

Polytoxic acknowledges the following original works brought to the production: 
- Bang (hoops act) - Lillikoi Kaos
- Lollipop (sideshow act) - Lilikoi Kaos
- Strict Machine (aerial straps act) - Bridie Hooper
- Possession of a Weapon (besser blocks act) - co-created with Polytoxic, based on original concept by Bridie Hooper

Lisa Fa’alafi 
Leah Shelton 
Kalala Sione
Lilikoi Kaos
Mayu Muto
Bridie Hooper
Plus a weekly rotating cast of special guests.