rhubarb, rhubarb at RAJOPOLIS at Raj House, Thu 22 Feb.
[CABARET – VIC]
Victoria Falconer has been a hit at the Adelaide Fringe for many years as the gender-bending half of the award-winning show East End Cabaret. Victoria is an incredibly talented multi-instrumentalist and composer and tonight expertly played piano, violin, accordion, musical saw and Theremin to original compositions as well as to hits from Tom Waits, Freddie Mercury and the Spice Girls. She looped multiple instruments producing a complex and fascinating backing to her story telling or singing.
Oxymoron covers a variety of topics but comes back to the fact that Victoria does not quite fit into the boxes society perceives she should. She describes herself as a femme-presenting bi-sexual, farm raised city living educated peasant, classically trained cabaret show-off and a white-acting brown girl with Pilipino mother and English father. The potential difficulty fitting-in with these contradictory labels was not dwelled on, but rather the focus was on the positive elements of these attributes and how they can sometimes assist her to get laid.
The show is constantly evolving, which does bring an exciting spontaneity, but can also mean it appears disorganised with sometimes lengthy rambling drawing out the time before the next song. Despite the show needing some tightening up to ensure there are more songs and less unstructured talking, Victoria is a thoroughly entertaining performer and hilarious in her interactions with the audience.
Being performed at the fabulous Raj House, Oxymoron is an Adelaide Fringe show that definitely deserves bigger audiences.
Victoria Falconer: Oxymoron continues at rhubarb, rhubarb at RAJOPOLIS at Raj House from 7pm until Sun 25 Feb.
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