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The Beresford Hotel is set to launch ALT, a sensational new entertainment extravaganza melding music, dance and theatrics, on Sunday 28 September. Created by James Browne, the talented designer behind award-winning Pacha Sydney, ALT will take place every Sunday night at the iconic Surry Hills venue. Tickets are $20, doors open from 7.00pm.


ALT is a full-scale production of theatre, transporting the audience into an alternate sensory world. Creative Director, James Browne, has created four dramatic nights that will rotate weekly. Each show is a non-stop visual overload, bursting with aerialist displays, acrobatics, professional dancers, burlesque and live singers.


The four shows are:


ALTAR – A medieval cathedral where innocence is lost in the battle between good and evil;
HALT! – A Russian military factory where forbidden love triumphs over adversity;
WALTZ – A mythical forest where a midnight picnic turns into an adventure of sexual exploration;
ALTERATION – A twisted laboratory where the obsession with physical perfection goes too far.


Browne has designed over 50 spectacular costumes for ALT, with fabrics and materials sourced from the best suppliers all over the world. Teams of highly skilled dressmakers have worked around the clock to produce everything from sculptural period-inspired creations to fetish costumes covered in lights. Custom-built stages have also been designed, featuring elaborate handmade sets and installations.


The impressive ALT cast is made up of 25 performers including Brendan Irving (Rocky Horror Picture Show), Zebastian Hunter (Cirque du Soleil) and burlesque queens, Frankie Faux and Kelly Ann Doll. Choreographed by the brilliant Mashum Liberta, each show features three stand-out performances, with ambient entertainment and installations staged all night long.


The theatrics are matched by the powerful beats of ALT’s resident and headline DJs. Music Director, Alex Taylor, has put together a stellar programme of DJ acts, pumping out main room house, old and new dance diva tracks and live vocals.


James Browne, Creative Director, said: “ALT really is unlike anything else on the Sunday party scene. We’ve supercharged Sundays, creating over-the-top theatrical experiences with outstanding performers, mind-blowing costumes and amped up tunes to match. We are transporting you into an entirely new world, each and every Sunday. We can’t wait to party ALTogether”.



Launches Sunday 28 September

Every Sunday from 7pm at The Beresford Hotel

Tickets are $15 online, $20 at the door

#altcomeplay @theberesfordhotel


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James Browne, Creative Director: James Browne, Creative Director: James Browne is a revered set and costume designer, working across all facets of theatre, film and large-scale events. His theatre design credits include productions at the Sydney Theatre Company, Sydney Dance Company and Sydney Opera House. James has created sets for a vast arrange of events around the world including Love Cooking Festival in London and Jamie Oliver’s live stadium show. James has been the head designer of Pacha Sydney since it launched in November 2012.


Alex Taylor, Music Director: Alex Taylor has been at the forefront of Australia’s dance music industry for well over a decade. With a passion for quality house music that is soulful, deep and funky, he has headlined events including the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras and Fuzzy Parklife. Taylor has been named ‘Best DJ’ at the Sydney DIVA Awards five times and supported a host of global artists including the legendary Grace Jones on her Hurricane tour of Australia.


Mashum Liberta, Choreographer: A talented dancer and choreographer, Mashum’s stellar career as a performing artist has taken him across Australia and the globe. He has worked closely as Assistant Choreographer to the renowned William A. Forsythe, staging shows for Sir Cliff Richards, Kylie Minogue, The Lord Mayor’s NYE Ball and Sydney Mardi Gras. Independently, Mashum has choreographed works for a host of global brands and is currently Resident Choreographer at Pacha Sydney.





Originally a fashion house, Merivale, owned by the Hemmes family, has been established in Australia for 59 years. The Hemmes family are developing and operating pioneers within the hospitality industry, owning a portfolio of more than 50 restaurants, bars, pubs, hotels and function spaces in Sydney. Justin Hemmes is the Chief Executive Officer of Merivale.

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