Review by Laura Money
EastEnd Cabaret returns to Perth for FRINGEWORLD 2017 in their not-to-be-missed musical comedy entertainment showcase: Sexual Tension. This show is electric with energy, laughter, and of course sexual tension! Join Bernadette and Victy as they take you on a journey of exploration and bring the unspoken tension of the world right into your laps.
This show is smart and hilarious, from the get-go Bernadette is determined to make a grand entrance – and believe me, you won’t have seen anything like it in another show. Put-upon Victy (Victor/Victoria) accompanies the host with a plethora of musical instruments, keeping her watchful eye on Bernadette in a case of hero-worship gone mad. Victy hilariously throws slurs at any audience member Bernadette seems taken by, even taking it to the extreme at one point – it is clear that only Victy will appreciate Bernadette for who she really is.
The songs are tight and funny, covering all forms of sexual tension from amazing sex with a yoga guru, to jealousy on the perfect date, and even how to have a quiet night in – Bernie and Victy-style. (It’s mostly just getting wasted and watching an Ice-Road Truckers marathon.) This is where the funny happens – all of Victy’s little asides, Bernadette’s clear discomfort yet flattery whenever Victy gives her that look, their obvious friendship and camaraderie make for a truly hilarious show.
EastEnd Cabaret: Sexual Tension will relieve you of the tension that has been building all fringe – the highlight of the show is sage advice administered in the form of a duet – how to relieve yourself of sexual tension, in dangerously public locations. Go and see it, if only to finally release the tension!
When: 20th – 30th January 2017 | 8:15pm
Where: Circus Theatre | Fringe Central | PERTH
Tickets: $26 – $33
Info: Duration 60 minutes | Suitable 15+
About Laura Money
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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