FRINGEWORLD 2018 | The Candy Box | 4 stars

Review | Amanda Lancaster

The Candybox is a soap-sudded, pink flamingo feathered hour of delight! The show centres around Australia’s Queen of Burlesque, Imogen Kelly and a range of other guests dependent on the night.

From the moment you walk in, you’re greeted with a fantastic energy as people swan around in silk bathrobes sipping at champagne while the MC directs through a megaphone.

Placing her fate in the hands of the audience, Kelly asks which show from the Candy Box selection they would like; the classy, shimmering burlesque of acts like Flutterby or Claire Du Lune or the more bizarre, off the wall acts such as A Rebellion to Beige or a Fight with a Poo. The audience of course inevitably pick the latter option and the result is hysterical!

In between each of these acts is a show by one of the many talented performers on the night. Expect to see slap-in-the-face energized burlesque, 1930’s feather and sparkle and then acts which will have you in stitches, often wondering what you just watched.

This isn’t a show to go to if you’re looking for run of the mill. The Candy Box is an in-your-face, larger than life extravaganza of the weird, the hilarious, the delicious and the occasionally slightly gross. It’s burlesque at its finest and as it should be.

WHEN: 28 January – 4 February 2018 | 8:30pm

WHERE: Circus Theatre | Fringe Central | Northbridge

INFO: Tickets $25 – $35 | Duration 60 mins | Suitable 18+ | Nudity & adult themes | CABARET



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