FRINGEWORLD, Review

FRINGEWORLD 2022 | Pupperotica: Seven Heavenly Sins | 4 Stars

Review | Amanda Lancaster

Back with their seventh original show is everybody’s favourite Smut Puppets –  Pupperotica

Pupperotica: Seven Heavenly Sins is the latest filthy foray into FRINGEWORLD 2022 by longstanding favorites Josh Walker and Keren Schlink, the dirty duo behind year after year of what can only be described as Muppets gone Wild. 

Seven Heavenly Sins is the latest outlandish offering by our Fourth Wall favourites the “smut puppets”. Yes you read that correctly, Smut Puppets, as in 50 shades of puppets, puppets reading erotica, Sesame Street walkers, filthy furries, hand puppets on heat…. is this starting to paint a picture yet?

After seven successful years presenting puppetry of the pornographic to audiences one might be forgiven for wondering if Pupperotica can once more deliver on the level of hilarity now expected from such a show?  How funny can this kind of performance really be after all this time? The answer…. VERY!!!

For seasoned Pupperotica goers, never fear, this show like all its predecessors definitely delivers the goods, old favorite characters are back performing all new mayhem and materials alongside some timeless tried and tested titillation. For newcomers, and puppet erotica virgins no need to worry, this lot will be gentle, sort of.

Always beautifully presented and relentless in its tease and tickle tempo, Pupperotica is one show that never fails to hit that perfect spot with its audiences, never too much and always just enough this show is a year after year riot for anyone with an open mind or wanting to expand their horizons a little.

Forget about all the frigid and sensible stereotypes you think you know about sex, smut and definitely puppetry and get yourself a ticket to this nonstop laugh fest. Based around the premise of sex, sin, pleasure and the guilt we feel or believe we should feel about our baser animalistic instincts, Seven Heavenly Sins is a just under an hour lesson in letting go and laughter. Be led into temptation and repent not at the urge to let the charming Keren and Josh pleasure your funny bones beyond all reason.

Featuring characters like a perverted puppet priest reciting ironic idioms from the book of smut, granny in a dominatrix getup, and a kinky kookaburra, viewers cannot help but be swept up into the complete inane hilarity that is Pupperotica. It’s one act that never fails to satisfy even the most stoic of audiences, and Seven Heavenly Sins is no exception, these guys will have you coming back again and again and again and again…. well you get the drift! 

You can join the congregation of sinners at The Girls School, 8:00pm until 30th January 2022. TICKETS

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FRINGEWORLD, Review

FRINGEWORLD 2022 | Lucinda Panties’ Super Funtimes Singalong Jamboree Part 3 | 4 Stars

Review | Amanda Lancaster

Join Lucinda Panties and loosen da vocal chords, it’s time for part 3 of the ever-growing in popularity Super Funtime Singalong Jamboree!

For those of you unfamiliar with the term, a Jamboree is a kind of large celebration or party, typically a lavish and boisterous one – a mixed program of entertainment, or noisy and unrestrained carouse. Sound like your kind of thing? Then Lucinda Panties’ Funtime Singalong Jamboree Part 3 is definitely the show for you.  It’s everything you could want and expect from a fringe style shindig.

Lucinda Panties and her show make a super fun splash to the opening weekend of the FRINGEWORLD 2022. Bringing not only the much-expected talent and titillation audiences have come to expect but also a level of interaction that gives a sense of much needed collaboration and communal enjoyment in the world’s current climate.

Sylvia Sippl is the face behind alter ego Lucinda Panties, an Award Winning multi-disciplinary artist whose supersized personality oozes out of every talent-filled pore. Personable, with an infectious quality it’s impossible not to be swept along into the fun of it all when your host is this confident and encouraging…and that’s just about herself. 

As advertised, audiences are encouraged from the get go to come along and bring along their instruments, voices, musical talents and lack thereof and lend their own personal involvement in a let go let loose let it out hour of fun time.  As someone not quite a fan of audience participatory elements in shows I can admit that it was a little daunting as an idea to be asked to get involved but I can honestly say that by the time the first couple of songs had come and gone I was in… hook, line and sinker, I couldn’t help but find myself hopelessly singing along.

For those of you feeling less than musically inclined, never fear, as your host will have you totally enamoured and feeling like you are part of the fun whether you want to be or not as she seamlessly navigates you through the 60 minutes of Karaoke style singalongs, a tv screen to help you along, comedy, jokes, impromptu kazoo lessons, games and even a rubber chicken…. yes, that’s right …a rubber chicken!

In true collaborative style Lucinda Panties is joined by an ensemble of luscious leopard clad ladies also from long standing burlesque and melodious musical styling backgrounds, meet Malaika Moon, Cece Desist, Amanda Lynn, and Emma Hyam. Each lady a hilarious and hypnotizing presence to behold in singularity and yet as a troupe their seemingly random individualities make for utter mayhem and perfection.

Not sure what to see at fringe? Nervous about what to expect? Slightly jaded about why you should bother getting out there this year? Lucinda Panties Super Funtimes Singalong Jamboree Part 3 is the answer to all of these questions. This show is all about getting involved having fun and jamming the hell out in an all-inclusive no holds barred super fun time singalong. It’s all right there in the title.  

You can join Lucinda Panties’ Super Funtimes Singalong Jamboree Part 3 at The Girls School on Fridays – Sundays 9:20pm until 22nd January 2022. TICKETS

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FRINGEWORLD, In Brief, Interview

FIVE WITH FRINGE | Josh Walker | Pupperotica: Seven Heavenly Sins

Self-confessed puppeteer-gone-rogue Josh Walker is part of the team behind Pupperotica – the show that The Fourth Wall affectionately nicknames the Smut Puppets. Their hilarious blend of erotic readings, sexy songs, and inappropriate interactions always get the juices flowing. We caught up with Josh to see what their latest offering, Seven Heavenly Sins is all about.

What is your show about?

Pupperotica is the unholy fusion of puppets and erotic fiction and this year we are toying with the idea of sin (but not feeling very guilty about it)

Favourite part of the show, no spoilers!

We get biblical, literally, research was involved and we’re definitely going to hell

These are unprecedented times, how does it feel to be a performer in 2022?

Nerve wracking, like playing the glass stepping game from squid game where you aren’t sure if the floor is gonna fall out from under you till AFTER you’ve jumped. 

Apart from your show, what other shows would you recommend?

B-Plot Girls, AJ’s Box, Lucinda Panties Super Funtime Jamboree, Jungle in Here, Red Velvet Review and Ceecee Desists Extraordinary Cabaret

Describe your show in 3 words:

Silly, Sexy, Fluffy

You can join the congregation of sinners at The Girls School, 8:00pm until 30th January 2022. TICKETS

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FRINGEWORLD, In Brief, Interview

FIVE WITH FRINGE | Sylvia Sippl | Lucinda Panties’ Super Funtimes Singalong Jamboree Part 3

Can you believe that Lucinda Panties – alter ego of Sylvia Sippl – has been jamboreeing and singing with lucky Perth peeps for three shows now? Us either, but we know that you’re going to LOVE the chaotic energy that is Lucinda Panties. Bring an instrument and play along with chords and lyrics provided, or just sit back and enjoy surprising mash-ups, lush harmonies, and delightfully camp hijinks from Lucinda and her band of leopard-print clad babes. We caught up with Sylvia ahead of the show to see what we can expect for Part 3.

What is your show about? 

A cabaret-style singalong show, where the audience is welcome to sing along, or BYO instrument and play along too (chords and lyrics provided). Totally optional, but a totally genuine offer which I hope some guests will take up!

Favourite part of the show, no spoilers! 

That’s a really tough question – we have a really banging set this year, I think I’m most looking forward to a really fun folky mashup of two huge pop hits.

These are unprecedented times, how does it feel to be a performer in 2022? 

I feel beyond lucky to be living and performing in WA right now! Having said that, being able to share my art with people all over the world online has been a really fun part of this past couple of years.

Apart from your show, what other shows would you recommend? 

There are so many to choose from! Just some of my picks would include: Tash York’s Trash Talk, Pupperotica, Red Velvet Revue, Queer Comedy, The B-Plot Girls, Cece Desist’s Extraordinary Playlist, Would You Like Thighs With That, BIPOCity… those are just the first bunch that pop into my head but once you start digging you’ll be amazed at how much talent we have in this town!

Describe your show in 3 words: 

Harmonies, Kazoos, Leopard-print (which I would never normally hyphenate but I don’t know how strict you’re going to be, and if you only publish the word Leopard, that could be a bit alarming/confusing).

You can join Lucinda Panties’ Super Funtimes Singalong Jamboree Part 3 at The Girls School on Fridays – Sundays 9:20pm until 22nd January 2022. TICKETS

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FRINGEWORLD, Review

FRINGEWORLD 2021 | Friendly Feminism For The Mild Mannered | 5 Stars

Review | Laura Money

This is probably the most important show in FRINGEWORLD 2021. Millicent Sarre provides a musical crash-course in intersectional feminism that will have you nodding and clicking your fingers in assent. It’s all true, it’s all real and it’s super friendly and kind. Friendly Feminism for the Mild-Mannered is a bit of a Trojan horse title, but you’ll be happy with the conviction in Sarre’s words. She covers all of the issues of feminism and manages to be damned entertaining in the process!

Sarre is a phenomenal cabaret talent – her voice is beautiful and strong – she will give you literal chills with every note. She bursts onto the stage with an inclusive grin and friendly greeting. Sarre is a modern-day Rosie The Riveter in her double denim and slogan earrings (she does sell merch so don’t forget to support the show in all the ways you can.) She exudes kindness and support, which is what you’d want from an educator – which is exactly what Sarre is in the show. Now, in all fairness the room is probably filled with more supporters and feminists than not but that doesn’t mean that Sarre can’t provide us with the tools to educate others. Opening with a song about feminist cliches, Sarre will have you all wanting to don khaki and smash the patriarchy!

While the songs range from the jaunty to the heart-wrenching, each one has an underlying message. Women can make changes – for themselves, with allies, for others as allies – everything that is normal now does not have to be in the future. Sarre is not afraid to make fun of herself – she smashes it with her ABCs of feminism rap – yeah, you read that right, Sarre can rap too! – and flips consent on its head with the catchy ‘Don’t make them drink the tea.’ Sarre is haunting and pained in an emotionally charged piece about her #metoo moment and all the heartache women must face in the patriarchy. It’s a plaintive call to arms for change. Sarre reaches the emotional core of every song and her raw anger or pain renders each performance the perfect blend of unbridled passion and clear vocals.

Friendly Feminism for the Mild Mannered is perhaps a misnomer – it’s angry feminism for the riled up! Sarre exposes the most important issues facing feminists today – from how the patriarchy ruins the lives of boys and men, to how women are educated to protect themselves yet also blame themselves for the actions of men. She talks and sings about the injustices we all face under the current system and asks you to join in – but only if you want to, as consent is important. I cannot overstate how brilliant a show this is. Go for the politics but stay for the education and Sarre’s gorgeous vocals – just don’t be too mild about it afterwards – tell all your friends and be aggressive about it – you’ve earned the right!

Go and smash the patriarchy with the Friendly Feminist HERE

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