Royal Croquet Club – The Panama Club, Tue 1 Mar
Briefs returns to the Adelaide Fringe for the third time to delight Royal Croquet Club audiences with their spicy mix of fierce drag, skilful acrobatics, and sexy boylesque. Although with a replaced cast member and some new acts, Briefs is essentially the same show as last year – not that any of the repeat offenders that have seen it before seemed to mind.
The usual culprits are back, including beaded drag queen and ringmaster Fez Fa’anana, boylesque brat boy Mark ‘Captain Kidd’ Winmill, acrobats Evil Hate Monkey, Louis Biggs, Lachy Shelly and aerialist Thomas Worrell. Replacing Dallas Dellaforce is drag queen Valerie Hex who fits in nicely to the talented and untamed troupe.
The feathered group boylesque act and Louis Briggs’ rubick’s cube strip began the show and had the audience cheering and clearly enjoying what was being exposed in front of them. Other highlights included the group puppy training with the drag queens keeping their acrobatic pups jumping through hoops for their treats as well as the impressive aerial work by Thomas Worrell, which included remarkable tricks that had the audience in awe. Briefs are an exciting outrageous group of talented queer performers.
We were informed that tonight was meant to be a preview show (even though this wasn’t reflected in Fringe guides or ticket prices) and therefore there were elements that still need to be ironed out. The transitions between acts need to be quicker to keep the energy going and the show would benefit from some condensing, especially host Fez Fa’anana’s long speeches. The time spent on the microphone could be cut by half.
Briefs is fantastic fun and the more you cheer the more clothes the gorgeous boys take off. Head along and cheer their pants off!
Briefs continues at Royal Croquet Club – The Panama Club from 9.30pm until Mon 14 Mar.
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