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Plaza Parlour at Royal Croquet Club, Fri 23 Feb.
[CABARET/COMEDY – UK]
Alfie Ordinary makes his Australian debut for Adelaide Fringe 2018 spreading his important message, “Some People are Fabulous… Get over it!”. As the son of a drag queen, this drag prince attends the Madame LeCoq’s Preparatory School For Fabulous Boys with theatrical and traditionally feminine subjects and a School Assembly that starts with singing the school song I Am What I Am from La Cage aux Folles.
It is not all sequins and confetti cannons though, as his new friend John – who loves his School for Fabulous Boys – struggles when he returns to a home that is less embracing of fabulousness. Alfie wishes for a world not exposed to heteronormative views and free from gender stereotypes and societal expectations.
Help! I Think I Might Be Fabulous tackles necessary topics in an accessible and comical way through song, puppetry and stories. Alfie Ordinary is a cross between Margery Dawes (Fat Fighters character from Little Britain), American drag queen BenDeLaCreme and a perpetually optimistic children’s entertainer. As an exciting flamboyant performer, Alfie Ordinary is likely to gain an Adelaide following and deserves to build in audience numbers as the Fringe continues.
Alfie creates a sense of joy and optimism about the future when leaving the show, and maybe one day there will be a Fabulous School for boys within every school without stereotypes and fixed expectations.
It’s a heart-warming show about self-love which visibly lifted the spirits of audience members who warmed to this endearing and confident performer. Go get your dose of the endearing Alfie Ordinary!
Help! I Think I Might Be Fabulous continues at Plaza Parlour at Royal Croquet Club from 6.15pm until Sun 18 Mar, and Rastelli at Stirling Fringe from 9.15pm on Fri 9 Mar.
Book at FringeTIX on 1300 621 255 or adelaidefringe.com.au. Click HERE to purchase your tickets.