Blue Angel

Big hART Inc.

If hotel walls could talk, then Hobart’s iconic Astor Hotel would have many a seafarer’s secret to tell; whispered to lovers or strangers or wives over whisky for decades. Tales of the sea – exotic, erotic and despotic.

Madame Astor invites you to immerse yourself in Big hART’s Blue Angel project. Dive in and book a bed to stay overnight for the full show experience.

Explore, watch, listen, eat, sleep and dream in one of her twenty-three rooms as this performance piece unfolds from dusk to dawn. Drown yourself in music, sound design, installation, video, art, homebrew, shoeshine, beards, tattoos, Old Spice and rope splicing as Blue Angel brings this haunt for lovers and seafarers alive through a unique performance experience. If you already have a safe berth for the night, visit for the evening and enjoy a boutique concert version with seafarers and performers.

Big hART has been importing and exporting tall tales and true from port cities in this collaborative project where art is the cargo and the heart is filled with the desire for ‘fair transport’.

Come and join a crew of real seafarers, who will appear alongside some of the country’s best actors and musicians.

Blue Angel will feature new work from world renowned film maker Peter Greenaway.

With Kerry Armstrong and Mikelangelo
Writer & Director – Scott Rankin
Creative Producer – Cecily Hardy
Production Designer – Genevieve Dugard


Presented by Ten Days and Big hART

World première season
The Blue Angel project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative, managed by the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals, Ten Days, Adelaide Festival, Big hART Inc. and Melbourne Festival
Big hART Inc Blue Angel project was assisted through Australia Council for the Arts, Arts New South Wales, and Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts
The Blue Angel project has been supported by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, Maritime Union of Australia, Coins Foundation, the City of Melbourne and the City of Hobart

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Image taken by Brett Boardman. Photo treated by Wah, featuring seafarer Peter Heagney



Concert only

Adult $59

Concession $47


Overnight Blue Angel Experience
Tickets from $270* single occupancy Includes: Blue Angel concert, accommodation for one person for one night with gourmet dinner and breakfast, plus the Blue Angel experience continues overnight

Extra guest $150 per extra person per room (availability subject to room occupancy), includes Blue Angel concert, dinner and breakfast

This event is excluded from the early bird discount

*Price dependent on room type Please CLICK HERE for full list of room options and prices. No concession available


All Blue Angel Guests:

Comfortable footwear is essential

Recommended age restriction of 15 yrs+

Bring something warm to wear & easy to carry

May contain adult themes and strong language

For details of wheelchair access please contact the Ten Days Box Office


Overnight Blue Angel Experience guests ONLY:

Additional information about room types is available on booking.

Overnight tickets will be posted to you.

Your special check-in time & other information will also be posted to you prior to the performance. Please watch out for it.

We’ll also send you an email before your arrive asking you to enter you dietary requirements in an online form.

No early bag drop before check-in.

No parking available on site.







Astor Private Hotel

Tue 24 Mar 2015, Concert: 8.30pm Wed 25 Mar 2015, Concert: 8.30pm Thu 26 Mar 2015, Concert: 8.30pm Fri 27 Mar 2015, Concert: 8.30pm Sat 28 Mar 2015, Concert: 8.30pm Sun 29 Mar 2015, Concert: 8.30pm


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