Review | Kieran Eaton
Mavis (And Other Broken Objects) is a wonderfully produced cabaret show by Megan Hunter, Conor Neylon, and Jackson Peele. This is the tale of a young woman named Mavis (Hunter) going on the hunt in the search for love. This is a realistic journey of sexual risk-taking in the hope that Mavis would fall in the arms of the man of her dreams and live happily ever after. Of course, life is not like the scripts of Hollywood!
Hunter creates a bubbly character on stage and yet this show would not work without the assistance of four well chiselled, musically talented, young men. On stage they create the contrast to Mavis’s brash nature – with bashful, silly playfulness. This works like a treat, especially with one of the men being the piano accompaniment. He does it in a cheeky style that is perfect for the feel of the night. These good-looking men all end up being part of Mavis’s love adventures, that allow her to showcase a full gamut of emotions.
When Mavis first comes on stage in just her underwear and swearing – the audience is braced for a character that will put herself out there quickly and with attitude. Her story opens by her trying to get into a nightclub at sixteen and this ticked all the boxes of what occurs in these establishments. Much thought is put to create a hyper-real story from the mind of a young Perth woman. This is achieved with lots of sass and cleverly subtle humour.
Then ending takes you by surprise but it all makes sense when reflect on the show title, Mavis (And Other Broken Objects). Do see this musical performance for a night good for your eyes, ears and general wellbeing!
WHEN: 20 – 24 February 2018 | 7:30pm
WHERE: Downstairs at The Maj | His Majesty’s Theatre |Perth CBD
INFO: Tickets $36-42 | Duration 50 minutes | Recommended 15+ | WA artist | CABARET