Sorcery & Swing Speakeasy

Sorcery & Swing Speakeasy

Cellos Grand Dining Room


10/08/2024 – 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm


Cellos Grand Dining Room


Swing into the Roaring 20’s

Dress the part ◆ Feel the rhythm ◆ Experience the magic!

Discover our secret speakeasy hidden in the swank, wood-paneled Castlereagh Boutique Hotel where you’ll be warmly greeted with close-up magic by The Gentleman Magician, Bruce Glen.

At 7pm on the gong, Greg Poppleton’s 1920s jazz band serenades you into Cello’s Grand Dining Room, a dazzling Sydney ballroom straight out of 1927, for a sumptuous meal curated by Cellos’ fine chef. Between courses, Bruce Glen will take your breath away with illusions and stories.

Hit the dance floor with Greg Poppleton, Australia’s only authentic 1920s singer and his voh-de-oh-doh Sorcery and Swing jazz band – guaranteed to get you ‘Shaking That Thing’, whether you’re at your table or on the dance floor!

THE SORCERY… The engaging magic of Bruce Glen, The Gentleman Magician

THE SWING… The superb 1920s-1930s music of Greg Poppleton and his band

  • A glass of Syn sparkling wine “Moonshine” in Cello
  • Canapés served on arrival
  • Fabulous 2-course dinner
  • Authentic 1920s speakeasy


Canapes on arrival

Brioche soldier, chive sour cream, Avruga caviar
Rice puff, Goat cheese, beetroot relish
Beef tartare, egg mimosa, cornichons, horseradish

Mains (alternate drop)

Braised riverine short rib, potato duchesse, roasted sprouts, truss tomato, pan juices
Poached blue eye cod, fregola sarda, broccolini, shellfish bisque


Eton Mess, Champagne Jelly

Venue: Cellos Grand Dining Room, Castlereagh Boutique Hotel
Time:  6.30pm arrival for 7.00 pm start
Dress Code: 1920s Guys in Ties, Girls in Pearls
Single Tickets: $160.00 per person + booking fee
Sorcery & Swing Includes 2-course dinner, canapes and a glass of Syn Sparkling on arrival in Cellos. *Discount available for Club Members

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Bruce Glen

Bruce Glen’s Magical Soirées are best described as ‘storytelling magic shows for adults – but not necessarily grown-ups’. They feature cutting-edge magic that seemingly defies the laws of physics – set amid intriguing stories that are guaranteed to leave you wondering. Bruce’s unique performance style has seen him invited to the famed Edinburgh Fringe; Adelaide Fringe and Fringe World Perth.

In 2015, he presented his ‘Imaginary Magic’ show in Sydney (ten sold-out shows) as part of the SMH Spectrum Now Festival. In addition, at sold-out Edinburgh International Magic Festival shows and at the famous London headquarters of The Magic Circle, Bruce left audiences gasping in disbelief – and also wondering if he had actually read their minds!

Greg Poppleton

Greg Poppleton is Australia’s only authentic 1920s-30s singer with band. Recent performance highlights: 2020 Sydney Festival, resident band Great Art Deco Ball, resident 1920s band Gin Mill Social.

Greg Poppleton brings the era to life with a dazzling Hollywood experience. Think vintage glamour, prohibition and speakeasies. He also appears in the movies Moulin Rouge! and Chronicles of Narnia Voyage of the Dawn Treader.