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Lady Sings it Better at MICF 2016 - Review

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by Fiona Anderson (subscribe)
A Melbourne based writer who is a travel junkie, dedicated foodie and emerging photographer.
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The ladies reach for the stars, and then tear them apart
If there's one show in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2016 you shouldn't miss it's this one. Yes, that's a big rap, but the show is hilarious and the Ladies have talent in spades.

Lady Sings it Better at MICF 2016
Four Ladies take on the world in song in this not-to-be-missed show


In Lady Sings it Better, four 'superhero' women 'take on the world' (of songs), giving the works of some well known male musicians their special, wicked treatment.

The show very cleverly highlights just how bizarre, banal and at times just plain silly the lyrics of some of songs are.

Lady Sings it Better at MICF 2016
Libby reaches for the stars... and then sends them up


No singer is safe from the Ladies; even seasoned performers such as Tom Jones, Prince and the late David Bowie are subjected to the Ladies' special treatment. The Ladies take particular delight in tearing apart the over confident hip hop artist Kanye West - though frankly it's not difficult to have a go at someone who sings a song called 'I am a God'!

The audience, equally, is not safe as audience member 'David' found out. Mind you, he seemed to quite enjoy being bound, gagged and serenaded by the Ladies.

Lady Sings it Better at MICF 2016
Audience member David gets some attention from the Ladies


The backing from the more than capable Hayden Barltrop (piano) and Lauren Allison (percussion) is also notable; I can only imagine that it takes considerable skill to seamlessly move from pop to rock to hip hop as effectively as they do.

We found ourselves singing and laughing in almost equal proportions through this show. It's clever, funny and an all-round feel good show that left the audience clapping, cheering and demanding more.

Lady Sings it Better at MICF 2016
The Ladies fire up for a big finale


Don't miss this one!

The Ladies are playing each night until Sunday 17th April, with shows commencing at 8.30pm, at The Butterfly Club, 5 Carson Place, Melbourne.

Tickets cost between $30-$38 and are available online. Please click here to purchase your tickets online, call The Butterfly Club on (03) 9663 8107, or buy them at the door (if not sold out).

The show running time is 60 minutes and is suitable for audience age 13 plus.

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Why? Hilarious show that will have you singing, laughing and dancing in your seat
When: 8.30 each night until Sunday 17th April
Phone: (03) 9663 8107 (Butterfly Club)
Where: The Butterfly Club, 5 Carson Place, Melbourne (off Lt Collins St, between Swanston and Elizabeth Streets)
Cost: Tickets cost between $30-38
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