"Eco-Worrier": A Climate Cabaret


02 - 07 Sep | 1 hour 15 minutes Cabaret Club - Reagh Bar

A fun, uplifting one-woman show tackling the climate and ecological crisis. “Dynamic”. “Passionate”. “Witty and irreverent”. Hannah will recharge your batteries through the power of cabaret.

“Eco-Worrier: A Climate Cabaret”, returns to Sydney with rave-reviews from Brisbane’s Anywhere Festival! Join vivacious cruise ship singer and cabaret artist, Hannah Gwatkin, armed with her “smooth vocals”, saxophone, tap shoes, keyboard, tambourine, ukulele [*pause for inhalation*] and loop pedal, for a thought-provoking, fun night out.

There’s never been a more pressing time to tell the story of our collective fight to save ourselves from ecological collapse.

Audience comments from Sydney performances, 2022/2023:

“Bloody brilliant... very entertaining night. Don’t miss [it]!” 

”Humour and a powerful message all at once – A most wonderfully startling presentation.”

“A fabulously entertaining evening. What a woman!”

The Reagh Bar will be available to audiences pre and post show.

Show details

Show details
  • 02 - 07 Sep | 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Venue 1: Cabaret Club - Reagh Bar
Performance notes
  • Sydney Premiere
  • Content warnings: Coarse Language, Content Related to Mental Health/Ill-health, Verbal Audience Interaction
Venue details & accessibility
Cabaret Club - Reagh Bar

Castlereagh Boutique Hotel Ground Floor, 169 Castlereagh Street, Sydney 2000 (Gadigal Country)
Telephone: (02) 9284 1000


There is accessible street parking in surrounding streets. There is also a drop-off point outside the hotel (3 car space length).

How to enter:
"Access Assistance" button at door and ramp can be extended. Staff to assist. Elevators accessible, step free access throughout Hotel. Accessible bathrooms available.

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“A whirlwind song-story of ecological realities told with humour, grief, anger, empathy and more humour. There was neither a note, eco-fact or theme out of place... There wasn’t a genre her voice couldn’t handle... And you could hear every tongue twisting word of it! That standing ovation burst out of a very moved, thoroughly entertained group of people.” - Jenni Fitzgibbon, Green Left https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLrZCeYlPmo&ab_channel=GreenLeft

With so many layers to its both big and small messaging, there is much to take away. The honesty, passion and inventiveness with which Gwatkin explores her eco anxiety is not only a motivating reminder of the power of collectivism and the value of art in the promotion of social change, but a very entertaining way to see something different." - Meredith Walker, Blue Curtains Brisbane. https://bluecurtainsbris.wordpress.com/2023/05/07/climate-cabareting/

“Gwatkin’s natural talent wowed audiences – they seamlessly changed between tap dancing, acting, playing the keyboard, ukulele, saxophone and drum whilst singing parodies of popular songs... The dynamic construction leaves me wishing I could see it again as the performance was packed with many witty facts and easter eggs.” - Sophie Heather, TheatreHaus https://www.theatrehaus.com/2023/05/eco-worrier-a-climate-cabaret-hannah-gwatkin-and-anywhere-festival/

  • Writer/Performer – Hannah Gwatkin
Main Image: Poppy Hunter Photography.
Main Image: Poppy Hunter Photography.
Main Image: Poppy Hunter Photography.
Main Image: Poppy Hunter Photography.
Main Image: Poppy Hunter Photography.