Nothing says Fringe quite like dazzling costumes, scantily clad entertainers and the types of circus acrobatics that make your jaw drop and your head spin. As the winner of Australia’s Best Burlesque Production in 2020, it really isn’t any surprise that you’re in for a good night with Champagne Showgirls. The crew wove a colourful tale of theatrics, magic, dance, and glamour, with just a touch of danger.
Enter the world of the carousel and meet Nix, a lonely collector of magical creatures who traps them upon the carousel and forces them to perform. Do be warned though, just like the creatures you watch, once you enter the carousel, you’ll never leave.
The MC for the evening, Sophie Psaila- Savona was a true magician, combining singing, dancing, storytelling, and high energy entertainment that didn’t falter once throughout the course of the evening.
The entertainers make the most of the space, engaging the audience as much as possible, and performing in different areas throughout the room. However, it is important to note that the function room at the Aberdeen is flat seating, meaning that the bottom of the stage is not viewable from the seats towards the back. Although much of the show occurs from a height, there are many sexy tricks that happen on the floor of the stage that will be missed if you’re not towards the front. To have the best experience, it’s recommended to get in early, pull up a bar stool at the back or book in for a booth.
Although the crowd present (on the night of the review) were highly reserved in their participation and engagement, the cast didn’t miss a beat, performing like they were being offered a continuous standing ovation.
Rating: 4 Stars!
This is a show not to be missed – so grab your ticket and hop onboard the carousel, I’ll see you on the other side!
Limited tickets left available for this Fringe season! Grab them HERE.