Review | Laura Money
Get ready for a night of decadence at the steamiest party this FRINGEWORLD 2019. If the Moulin Rouge and the Ritz had an affair, the result would be BLANC de BLANC. Blending cabaret, circus, and burlesque, it’s a sexy night of indulgence you won’t soon forget. Brought to Perth audiences by entertainers extraordinaire Strut & Fret this show had sumptuous production values – high-end finishes, stunning costumes, an elegant set, and of course plenty of champagne flowing!
Hosted by sex-on-legs, Monsieur Romeo – you will definitely regrette rien when he serenades you – flirting with all the ladies (and quite a few gentlemen) in the crowd. Monsieur Romeo is every bit the sexy Frenchman – he welcomes you with a seductive grin, and teaches you how to pop your (champagne) cork. Monsieur Romeo brings suave sophistication to the evening.
Gracing the stage with Romeo are the talented and titillating cast of BLANC de BLANC – J’aiMime, Jess Mews, Laura New and Milena Straczynski provide sex appeal in spades, dancing seductively in barely-there sequined masterpieces. Jarrod Bates, Hampus Jansson and Shun Sigimoto are there for dancer’s strength and comic relief and the ensemble work well together – their body-pouring champagne trick is sublime.
As the audience floats on an extravagance of bubbles, Milena Straczynski performs an elegant and dangerous aerial hotel cart act – twisting and spinning like a beautiful bird in a cage. There’s clowning from a hilarious coat-hanger date to body shock mime, acrobatics and physical antics, balloons, hula hoops, and bubbles galore. All shows should include hidden jaccuzis and an interval to allow for extra drinking time.
BLANC de BLANC is a night of pure hedonism. It’s light, refreshing, and fun – perfect for a summer night. So, treat yourself to the rich and bubbly intoxication of the sexiest show in town.
WHEN: 18 January – 17 February 2019 | 7pm & 9:30pm
WHERE: The Pear Tree | NORTHBRIDGE
INFO: Tickets $35 – $89 | Duration 120m | 20 minute interval | Age Suitability: 18+ | Content warning: Nudity, Smoking, Sexual references | CABARET