Presented by Jared Stevens with Alfie Ordinary
Reviewed 22 February 2018
Comedy with bite is what I like best and Drag Prince Alfie Ordinary (son of a Drag Queen) offers a bitter twist to his highly enjoyable sequined romp through his young life at Madame LeCoq’s Preparatory School for Fabulous Boys.
Through songs, dialogue, puppetry and two memorable guest appearances by superstars Whitney Houston and Bette Midler, Alfie recounts how he learned the importance of being fabulous and all it entails. Along the way, he met John, a shy boy who was forced to hide his fabulousness in life outside school.
In Alfie’s world, being a Fab is the norm, self-pride is taught, and being true to yourself is the highest achievement. In John’s world, sad and destructive conformity is the mandatory state of being. Whose world is real? Whose world should be real?
Help! I Think I Might Be Fabulous is full of laughs, quirky behaviour and awesome tunes, from the divas mentioned earlier to The Village People and more. Alfie Ordinary has won multiple awards for this show and there is no surprise why. Only the storyline itself leaves a greater impact than the storyteller himself. It makes you think. It makes you question how things are and why. It makes you believe that a better world is possible.
And then you’ll laugh some more.
Reviewed by Rod Lewis
Rating out of 5: 4
Venue 1: Plaza Parlour, Royal Croquet Club, Pinky Flat, Adelaide
Season: 22 February – 18 March 2018
Venue 2: Rastelli, Stirling Fringe, Coventry Library, 63 Mt Barker Rd, Stirling
Season: 9 March 2018 only
Duration: 50 minutes
Tickets: $25 – $28