[COMEDY/THEATRE ~ SA]
The Jade, Wed 20 Feb.
Anne Bonny and Mary Read are Lady Pirates of the 17th and 18th Centuries. Two fierce, courageous, feisty women whose stories deserve to be told. Women who were encouraged and/or required to hide who they were, the girls they were born in a time when it was always better to be a boy, to act and play and grow in to young ‘men’ of the world.
Historical information told in a way that the audience obviously loved. With jokes and songs and colourful costumes and a lot of fun. Neither Alicia or Lauren (of Deviant Women Podcasts) took themselves too seriously but have obviously delved in to what Anne and Mary accomplished during their lifetimes. Both Lauren and Alicia played with accents and gender, representing all characters in the story but beware, sitting in the front row will not only get you up close and personal story telling, it might also get you ‘run through’ by a ladies cutlass.
Pirate jokes saw no bounds, much like the sea itself and more than one famous lady duo – albeit far more modern – got a look in or a song of their own.
While the show was amusing and entertaining it was also hampered with microphone mishaps. Rather than persist for the whole performance with these, as they were far more distracting than they should have been, it would have been better to remove the microphones altogether, after all, that’s exactly what real lady pirates would have done.
Deviant Women: Lady Pirates Give No F*ucks continues at The Jade from 6pm until Fri 22 Feb.
Book at FringeTIX on 1300 621 255 or adelaidefringe.com.au. Click HERE to purchase your tickets.