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Are you coming?
A fun and hilarious exploration of sex and 'coming'
Come with Me is British comedian Helen Duff's new show and is a hilarious way to spend an hour of your time. The premise is simple, Duff is on a mission to have an orgasm and it's our job to help her.
The show begins with the performer walking on stage dressed as sperm (she tells us this within the first five minutes) which sets the tone for the night. What follows is a crude, hilarious and slightly strange journey into Duff's world. Throughout the show, the star is cheerful and upbeat which allows her to establish a connection with the audience and helps us to relax as the show progress.
For me, the show's highlight was the audience interaction which appears at random intervals. During these, Duff is engaging and surprisingly encouraging. This comes in handy when you somehow find yourself trying to talk to her when she puts one leg on your shoulder! Yes, that happened to me, much to her amusement and the other audience members.
Another aspect I loved was the show's conclusion, which I don't want to spoil. Let's say there's more audience participation this time involving bananas, water pistols and party poppers. It really has to be seen to believe but will have you rolling off your seat in laughter. At least it did for me (I was involved).
Despite this, there were moments when the energy lacked and the pace appeared slow, yet this was welcomed as it allowed us time to catch our breath before the next crazy moment.
While this show might be for everyone, it's worth seeing at least once and provides a good hours worth of entertainment. Go in with an open mind and be prepared to laugh your head off. For those feeling brave, sit in the front row! Trust me, it's worth it.
Helen Duff: Come with Me runs from Friday January 27 until the 2nd of February in the Perth Town Hall, at 10pm.
Tickets cost from $19 and can be booked online from [LINK=https://www.fringeworld.com.au/whats_on/event/helen_duff_come_with_me/bb9ca645-0244-4444-88e1-62cd069d414a/]the Fringe World website/LINK]