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Review by Laura Money

A wave of anticipation fills the Speigeltent as glitter-clad Cougar Morrison frantically runs through the crowd with packets of biscuits and crackers. Morrison explains that they’re not for us – we’ll know what do with them when the time comes. It’s a strange start, but when Disgrace Kelly walks on, head held high and ‘auditions’ for an opera in a flawless mezzo-soprano voice, the snacks are forgotten and people are watching her mouth intently – she’s so smooth it sounds like a recording that is being lip synced to. When asked to show her range, Kelly launches into the same aria but in French – well, just by singing about French food! After being rejected for the part for being too *gasp* old, Kelly returns to the comforting arms of Morrison.

It’s at this point we all throw our snacks at her – you know, to cheer her up?!

Morrison and Kelly are phenomenal individual acts, but teamed up they are a force to be reckoned with. Yes, the show seems to be a tag-team of songs but they are amazing songs. All of your favourites are there – Judy Garland, Bette Midler, Beyonce, even Edith Piaf. Highlights include Kelly’s brilliant rendition of Midler’s ‘Fat As I Am’ and Morrison performing ‘Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien’ by Piaf with increasingly tights lips as the botox kicks in! When these two get together, magic happens – their exercise scene is inspired, they party like no other couple and promote body positivity, all while gyrating and glamming it the hell up!

When: 15th – 19th February 2017 | 6:30pm

Where: Salon Perdu Speigeltent | The Pleasure Garden | PERTH

Tickets: $16 – $21

Info: Duration 60 minutes | Suitable 18+

Link: https://www.fringeworld.com.au/whats_on/event/disgraceful_cougars/d5182f27-df78-4d3d-ab77-33ec4c74fce9/

Is an avid theatre goer, reader, art gallery guide and museum enthusiast. She enjoys all aspects of theatre, from the deep and meaningful to the whimsical and kitsch. As lover of all things in the world of humanities, she is very proud of the vibrant art scene in Perth. It truly is an exciting place to be!

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Email: laura.money@theaustraliatimes.com.au