Whilst men play both the male and female roles, there is no real attempt to hide the masculinity of the dancers. Chest hair and stubble is clearly visible under those tutus and make-up. But that's all part of the fun, as is the obvious play on words of character names such as Ida Nevasayneva or Marina Plezegetovstage.
Whilst the show is all about fun and humour, there is no doubt to the talent of the performers. The dancers are faithful to the dance techniques and have a clear devotion to ballet. The fact heavily bodied men are performing them only adds to the impressiveness of mastering a balance on their toes.
These guys are very good ballet dancers AND very funny comedians.
Whether you're entertained by a pas de bourree or pies 'n' beer, you'll be sure to enjoy this.
The Trocks is on at the Lyric Theatre, QPAC from Wednesday 4th to Saturday 7th November.