Presented by Bamboozled Productions
Reviewed 20 February 2015
As a late entry into the Adelaide Fringe program, you won’t find this scene-stealing gem in any printed edition of the Adelaide Fringe guide. You’ll only find Meow Meow – Feline Intimate listed online and in the Fringe phone app. Perhaps it’s a good thing because summer just got too hot to handle.
There are some sensational adjectives to describe an artist like Meow Meow, but even words like ‘sensational’ don’t quite do her justice. You simply have to watch her through tears of laughter to truly appreciate her talent as a songstress, entertainer, storyteller, fashionado and crowd surfer.
Her unique fusion of styles blend seamlessly into an unpredictable hour that spans multiple languages, audience participation, stand up comedy and prima donna tantrums. The show is a combination of cabaret, burlesque (but not quite!) and concert.
Ably supported by a pianist, a drummer and a mannequin who all get in on the action, Meow Meow never falters, controlling her show as much as the audience to keep things tight and – here it comes – purrrfect.
To give away her antics would be to steal from the surprise and laughter that each unexpected twist in her behaviour elicits. As an internationally renowned performer however, you can be assured such knowledge is worth the wait. With only 4 shows remaining, let me just say the stage revolve is worth the ticket price alone.
Reviewed by Rod Lewis
Venue: Royal Croquet Club – The Menagerie, Victoria Square, Adelaide
Season: 19-27 February 2015
Duration: 1 hour
Bookings: Book through FringeTix online or at a FringeTix box office (booking fees apply)