Review by Laura Money
Jennifer Byrne and Vicky Falconer-Pritchard are my all-time favourite FRINGEWORLD 2017 duo! These ladies know how to put on a great show. Yeti’s Demon Dive Bar is pure genius – surreal, hilarious and, above all, clever. It’s pure silliness executed with precision. Greeting everyone with offers of popcorn and love are the Yeti proprietor and his/her (?) waitress. The yeti costume is a thing marvellous to behold, comprising several mop heads, it’s the most absorbent costume in all of FRINGEWORLD 2017!
Byrne’s yeti is sweet and kind – her redneck accent’s dulcet tones lull the audience into a false sense of security, while Falconer-Pritchard is a little more confronting. A costume change and the show begins in earnest. Accompanied by Frankie, our host sings a hilarious ditty to open the show. This is what the duo do well – they are the ultimate double act! A litany of surreal and bizarre characters follow in what can only be described as The Mighty Boosh meets French and Saunders meets that weird recurring dream that you just can’t shake.
As the bar prepares for The Psychadelic Nuns to headline, our host reveals she was kicked out and Frankie reveals a disturbing lust for the remaining members of the band. There’s a magical floating head that tells awful jokes, a multi-armed silent cleaner, an angler fish that escapes the frying pan, and of course the welcoming yeti. Belly laughs abound during the yeti’s story, a highlight of the show. Byrne is the master of audience interaction and there is plenty of it to go around.
Yeti’s Demon Dive Bar is full of wonderfully weird and kooky characters, but it’s a Bar you’ll definitely be welcomed at. This duo are phenomenal and their quirky brand of comedy is so funny, you’ll be laughing for days!
When: 8th – 12th February 2017 | 9:45pm
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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