Miss Behave’s Gameshow is a brand new strain of idiocy, fun and chaos from award winning Miss Behave, ably assisted by her glamorous assistant Harriet (Harry Clayton-Wright). A cult hit at festivals around the UK in 2014’s, while literally smashing countless iPhones on the way, Miss Behave is excited to bring Gameshow to the Adelaide Fringe for its Australian Premiere. Part Gameshow/part Variety Show/part Disco… but a whole lot of fun.
Here’s what she had to say on her Q&A.
First gig; when and where and how did it go?
“Standing on a bar in a pub and shouting at drunken people in the hope of getting their attention. I’ve had worse, but I wouldn’t say it went great.”
What drew you into performing?
“An ability to deep throat and a lack of options.”
Performer you would most like to be?
“Daniel Kitson because he speaks his truth, calls the shots, does what he wants and produces great work.”
Duo or trio; who would be your partner/s in crime?
“I’ve got my glamorous assistant Harriet, and the audience. Always the audience. I need no other partner in crime.”
When did you last ‘corpse’ on stage?
“With The Gameshow, every show. The audience makes me laugh so hard with what they come up with, every night.”
What is your best recovery technique for forgetting a line?
“Ad-libbing and improvising.”
Most famous person’s number you have in your phone?
“That’s a secret.”
Favourite movie line?
“It’s been emotional” Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.
Best gig, worst gig and why?
“Best: Performing for Liza. It’s f***ing Liza!”
Worst: It’s the afternoon in Adelaide. It was 45 degrees outside and I was performing in The Spiegeltent with no air con while wearing a rubber dress. I was a literal tap, then a literal puddle.”
Favourite imaginary friend as a kid?
What is your hidden talent?
“I can down a pint quicker than anyone I’ve met. And yes, that is a challenge!”
Tell us something that people don’t yet know about you.
“I hate wearing makeup.”
Celebrity meet that left you star-struck?
“Richard O’Brien in a posh members club in London. He’d seen me perform, came up and complimented me. I stuttered and stammered, but managed to mumble ‘er, thanks, love your werk’!”
“It’s a secret.”
Time travel: where would you most love to go and why?
“1970’s NYC. Electric, free, and dangerous.”
Most memorable thing someone shouted out during one of your shows?
“So many! Most recent was a woman who asked if she slapped her knockers together onstage could she get an extra point.”
What’s something from your childhood that you still love and have today?
“My chocolate addiction.”
What’s the best trick you have up your sleeve?
“I don’t live to perform, and I’m great in a crisis.”
A missed opportunity that you would give anything to go back and try?
“If I told you that, I’d have to kill you.”
What’s the best chat-up line you’ve ever heard/used?
“Cheer up love, you’re face is so long, you’re making my cock feel inadequate. It’s not. I’ll prove it.”
Favourite or worse heckle you’ve ever had, if any?
“3000 Hell’s Angels screaming ‘OFF!’ at me… They were referring to my top. I couldn’t argue. The rest of the set was topless. That was a long time ago.”
Miss Behave’s Gameshow performs at Royal Croquet Club’s Ukiyo from 8.30pm on Sat Feb 14 until Sun Mar 15.
Book at FringeTIX on 1300 621 255 or adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix. Click HERE to purchase your tickets.