Sex, Lies & Betrayal - Memoirs of a Hollywood Star

Presented by JTM Productions


Image Credit: 3 Fates Media

Due to the Covid-19 cluster in Victoria Sex, Lies & Betrayal - Memoirs of a Hollywood Star has rescheduled from the 10th - 13th of June to the 16th - 17th of July. If you have any further ticketing questions please contact Cabaret Fringe Festival.

Due to the updated Covid-19 restrictions tickets are strictly limited but the show will go on!

Please Note: This is a masked event. Masks are mandatory, please bring your own mask to help reduce waste.

An unforgettable passion …….

A captivating tale of lies, betrayal and one woman’s sexual awakening

Late in the evening with low light casting mysterious shadows across the living room of a glamorous star, a voyeuristic experience awaits you – compelling, provocative, titillating, true.

Welcome to Hollywood – the playground of the rich and famous, where fortunes are made, virginity is lost and sexual encounters are many.

She was the sexual promise, the object of desire and once known as the most beautiful woman in the world. Her life reads like an erotic Mills and Boon story, a story of forbidden love, carnal desires, passion, pain and betrayal.

Set at the height of her career where history, politics and popular music collide, this is the tell-all tale of a young girl who became one of Hollywood’s most glamorous and provocative stars.

In the film-noir style of the 1940’s, featuring a score of re-imagined pop classics by Edith Piaf, Frank Sinatra, KD Lang, Christina Aguilera and others, spanning themes from ecstasy and desire to love and murder, this voyeuristic exposé is no love letter to Hollywood. For every diamond necklace, every Oscar statuette, every fur stole and every fairy-tale romance, there have been equal parts scandal, melodrama, tragedy and woe.

An adultress, a seductress, a femme fatale – this is her story, this is her truth – this is ‘Miss Nightingale’

Please Note: This is a masked event. Masks are mandatory, please bring your own mask to help reduce waste.

Thank you for helping us keep the venue safe and complying with the guidelines as directed by SA Health and our Covid Safe Plan.

Praise for Sex, Lies & Betrayal - Memoirs of a Hollywood Star at the
Adelaide Cabaret Fringe

10/10 "Hillam is every inch a Hollywood goddess... This is a must-see show" - Weekend Notes

★★★★1/2 "This glimpse into the 40’s world of the movie elite is saucy and engrossing. Hillam is a consummate performer and blends well into the film-noir style of this production... worth waiting to see." - Glam Adelaide

"Margaret Fisk’s script and choice of song snippets of the day poignantly highlight the paradoxes of a ruthlessly misogynist system and Karla Hilliam’s interpretation is a nuanced expose of fragility alongside a steely tenaciousness in ambition." - Three D Radio

Praise for Sex, Lies & Betrayal - Memoir of a Hollywood Star

“Hillam’s voice is ….. strong and powerful, and at other times portrays all the inner emotions her character can’t express” - Weekend Notes

“…. A masterful performance”

“If you’re interested in a steamy neo-noir study of a Hollywood Legend then this is definitely worth checking out, but even if you’re interested in good acting, storytelling with musical elements then it’s a show worth attending.” - Nothing Ever Happens In Brisbane

“ an entertaining show that satisfies the taste of film-noir lovers and those who enjoy a good gossip” - The Westender

"Saucy and sexy"

"Sex, Lies & Betrayal – Memoirs of a Hollywood Star” needs to be seen for its captivating storytelling and standout performance." - Theatrehaus

Cast & Crew

Starring Karla Hillam

Written and Directed by Margaret Fisk AM

Musical Arrangements and Orchestrations by Ned Wright-Smith

Design by Christina Logan-Bell

Lighting by Jason Bovaird / JB Lighting Designs Australia

Wig by Tamed by Trent Ashley

Makeup by Brett Michael Artistry

Image by 3 Fates Media

Produced by JTM Productions




HST is incredibly excited to present a safe and secure experience at the theatre. To ensure public safety we have implemented a COVID Safe plan. Social distancing, density and hygiene practices will be adhered to at all times. Only attend the event if you are feeling well. If you have any COVID-19 symptoms please ensure you get tested as soon as possible and follow social isolation guidelines until you recover.

If you are unable to attend please contact the Cabaret Fringe.

The safety and health of our patrons, staff and performers is our main priority and we will do everything we can to ensure a fun and safe evening out.

Learn More about our Covid Safe Practices Here.

Sex, Lies & Betrayal - Memoirs of a Hollywood Star


Genre: Cabaret

Season: Cabaret Fringe 2021

Rating: R 18+

Duration: 60 mins

Dates: 16th -17th July


General Admission: $38
Concession: $35
Group 6+: $35

Venue: The Arch

34 Holden Street, Hindmarsh SA 5007


HST are making every effort to make our performances accessible to all patrons. The Studio has accessible seating.

Tickets Available Now!

Sex Lies & Betrayal - Memoirs of a Hollywood Star