Fringe Review: Baby Bi Bi Bi

Fringe Review: Baby Bi Bi Bi

This fast-paced, energetic show is designed to appeal to persons of all genders. It was difficult to keep up with how swiftly the focus changed from Bi to Gay, to straight to confused but it was a journey filled with confessions, laughter and a hell of a lot of love – for everyone.

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Ice Cream, milkshakes and the Missionary position!
Overall
4

Reviewed at the Crown & Sceptre Hotel on 23 February 2019

Presented by Flesh Coloured Panties Productions                                                                                      

Great welcome as you walk in the door, and the pub is a pure 30’s deco gem. The Crown and Sceptre Cabaret Room is a really good Fringe venue – raised stage, cabaret style seating, food available from the bar, ambient lighting – a perfect setting for these three talented, hilarious, and not too often earnest self-confessed bisexual women. Well almost bisexual, depending on your proclivities, but I don’t need to go there, they do. With hysterical results.

This fast-paced, energetic show is designed to appeal to persons of all genders. It was difficult to keep up with how swiftly the focus changed from Bi to Gay, to straight to confused but it was a journey filled with confessions, laughter and a hell of a lot of love – for everyone. I was reminded of the famous British group Fascinating Aida who burst onto the Fringe/Festival circuit in the late eighties. These women have written material with the same biting satirical edge that made Dillie Keene so famous and I see a really promising future for these three talented and courageous young women who write such good edgy material and also have the chops to deliver it on stage and make it work. Watch that articulation though, sometimes it got too fast for the words to make sense.

The portable closet is a stroke of genius – oops that particular phrasing could be a danger in the hands of these three women – it is a beautiful construction that smacks you in the face as you walk through the door and is an integral part of the show – no I’m not giving the game away, buy a ticket!

The original songs are diverse, funny, sad and constantly on the money. For heavens sake it’s 2019 we should be in a society where we can be as sexplicit as we like, without judgement. The coming out monologue shared by the three women was a real high spot in the show. Beat poetry, contemporary dance, heavy metal headbanging, aerobics and Pilates, and that’s just scratching the surface.

Erin, Samantha and Annabel have written and devised a very exposing, challenging and funny set of songs and monologues which were wonderful to watch, easy to listen to and just the right tone at the right time. I can’t wait to see what this show grows into now that these young women have come out of the closet! Keep liking the attention ladies; as the faceless voice from the back of the room said after a really poignant moment “We love you girls”.

Reviewed by Adrian Barnes

Venue: The Crown and Sceptre Hotel – The Cabaret room
Season: February 23 25, 27 – 28. 1-2 March 9pm. Feb 26th Cheap Tuesday $15
Duration: 60 minutes
Tickets:  $ FP $25.00 Conc $20 Gr $20

 

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