I have pretty much finished up my shows for the Fringe – I have a small spot this weekend in The Rhythm Spectacular: The Music of Beyonce doing some swing and charleston (it looks like a really fun show – check it out!), but apart from that I am commencing my usual final week marathon to squeeze as many shows as humanely possible in before it’s all over! Here are some of the great things I’ve seen in the last week.
Paul Currie: Release The Baboons
This is one of the most ridiculous and absurd shows I’ve seen,and you have to go in ready to accept that absurdism to have a good time. No one is safe and even those hiding in the back rows had to “kiss the duck”! Paul’s onstage presence is excellent – unfortunately we had a very irritating heckler in the audience but he handled it hilariously. I really don’t want to say too much because it’s one of those shows you just have to go and check out. Take a sense of fun and a touch of ridiculous and you’ll have a great time.
Paul Currie: Release The Baboons plays until March 15th at The Garden of Unearthly Delights. Buy tickets here.
Hot Brown Honey
Unabashed and unapologetic, the Hot Brown Honeys proceed to smash apart stereotypes and tear down privilege, all backed by a sweet hip hop soundtrack. The Honeys mix burlesque, music, poetry, dance and comedy to create a piece of work that is hilarious, thought provoking and inspiring. If we weren’t all made to stand up and dance at the end of the show, I would have stood up to give them an ovation anyway. Top stuff.
Hot Brown Honey plays until March 15th at The Croquet Club. Buy tickets here.
Sex Idiot By Bryony Kimmings
As soon as I saw Fake It Till You Make It, I knew I wanted to see Kimmings’ other show Sex Idiot. It’s a completely different show (as one would expect) but what it still has is an honest and heartfelt narrartive that is at times funny, sad, and ridiculous. Kimmings’ physicality is great as she parades around the stage in feathered finery, imitating the mating patterns of birds. There is some audience interaction too (I’ll leave you to find that one out yourself), crude stories, and the more vagina synonyms than you can poke a….well, you know.
Sex Idiot By Bryony Kimmings’ plays until March 14th at The Garden Of Unearthly Delights. Buy tickets here.
I saw Tessa Waters do a spot from her show at Fringe Club one night and I thought “Bam! That’s my kind of show”, and boy was I right. Tessa plays “WOMANz”, who combines excellent dance moves, clowning and physical theatre with a sharp wit and large dose of self-love. This is only the second time I have cried with laughter at a show this Fringe (the first time was Briefs), and my stomach muscles were sore at the end from laughing so hard. A must see!
WOMANz is playing from until March 15th (except Wed) at The Garden of Unearthly Delights. Buy tickets here.