Adelaide Fringe

Fringe Review: Two Dames, A Piano And A Whole Lot Of Giggle Water

Step back to the roaring twenties and enjoy the silliness that sees Ruby, an American heiress, and Hester, an East-End social climber, get together with a piano and a fair amount of booze. The two ladies are accompanied by a pianist who we are led to believe doesn’t speak English, leading to some comic exchanges.

Effervescent flapper girls, Ruby and Hester, have some time to kill before dashing off to the next fashionable gathering of bright young things.
3.5

Reviewed at La Boheme on 4 March 2019

Presented by Vintage Vendetta Productions

Step back to the roaring twenties and enjoy the silliness that sees Ruby, an American heiress, and Hester, an East-End social climber, get together with a piano and a fair amount of booze. The two ladies are accompanied by a pianist who we are led to believe doesn’t speak English, leading to some comic exchanges.

These two, in impeccable flapper dresses, sing, dance and gossip their way through a couple of hours. Featuring some good songs from the era, a little Cole Porter, some Noel Coward comedy (Don’t Put Your Daughter on the Stage) and a little ukulele playing (with Kazoo thrown in).

The props were from the right era, the girls, previously seen in The Bailey Dolls, knew how to Charleston and the singing was good. A fine way to spend an hour in the comfort of La Boheme.

Reviewed by Fran Edwards
Twitter: @franeds

Venue: La Boheme
Season:  5 – 9 Mar 2019
Duration:  60 min
Tickets:  $25 -$28

 

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