Geraldine Quinn - BROAD: Review

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Posted 2022-10-21 by Fiona Andersonfollow

Thu 20 Oct 2022 - Fri 21 Oct 2022

As a budding entertainer, Geraldine Quinn used to wish she could play the roles performed by some of her favourite women characters. Some of the big brassy broads, like... Yootha Joyce. But she was too young. Now she's not, but she has found a new genre by which she prefers to entertain, and that is to be a female drag queen. These and other reflections form the basis of her show BROAD which is currently playing as part of Melbourne Fringe .

Quinn cuts a dramatic figure on stage, all super long eyelashes and dangerously high gold shoes. And there's the wig. I decided that the wig was almost like another performer on stage, it has so much character, and has clearly seen a lot of life!

Apart from the wig, Quinn is accompanied on stage by the very professional Cameron Thomas . Thomas proves himself to be a capable performer as well as a polished accompanist, as he at one points joins Quinn centre stage. It was a delight to see him chuckle along to some of Quinn's more outrageous lines throughout the show.

Quinn's material is clever and relatable. She talks of the difficulties of trying to develop a new show during the COVID years, where her only inspiration was her dog. (This is a great lead into her big finale, which I'm not going to spoil by saying more about it!) She also had to resort to trawling the internet - cue for another song.

Her poignant, Kylie Minogue-esque moment is beautifully handled, in a manner consistent with Quinn's overall schtick of not taking herself too seriously.

BROAD is Quinn's first original show in four years, and it has rightly already received accolades including nominations for the Most Outstanding Show and the Golden Gibbo Award at MICF 2022. Her observational comedy is laugh out loud funny, and there's no questioning Quinn's talent as a singer/songwriter.

So if you want an hour of outrageous, over the top humour, then I highly recommend BROAD.

Geraldine Quinn - BROAD plays for one more night only (Friday 21 October, at 6pm), at The Parlour, Grattan Gardens, Prahran, as part of So Soiree Fringe Garden .

Tickets are full: $32, concession: $24.

Click here for more information and to buy tickets online.

BROAD is rated PG. It contains mild coarse language, both sudden and sustained loud noises, potentially triggering content or themes, including sexual harassment, alcohol use, misogyny, COVID-19/Coronavirus.

The images in this article were taken by the writer.

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