Explore desires that extend into a funny strange realm
Entering a world of fetish and paraphilia performed by a diverse group of cabaret performers, this was a Valentine's Day date with a twist.
Introduced to the hilarious tongue in cheek performances from the double act, Bella Louche and Memphis Mae in sparkling gold leotards danced into the crowd. Performing on stage complete with S&M props of metal chains and later on the track, a blow up doll that's accidently deflated. Oppsy daisy!
Dear Bobby's performance was provocative and riveting where it meshed gender, sexuality and art. Wearing white fish nets, a g-string and feather boa strutting into the crowd, it was an enjoyable eye opening introduction to an erotic male burlesque.
Rubber was another theme with a dominatrix in a skintight number, completely covered from head to toe. Opening with a gas mask and seductive dance moves ultimately revealing her face at the end. Coinciding with the release of fifty shades of grey, the show just touches the surface of the misunderstood genre of storytelling that is burlesque, cabaret and art.
The next act opens with a man in a smart casual dress complete with a murse (man purse) slowly losing his clothing a piece at a time to reveal a well built body and great tattoos in a hardly there unitard. As it is the quintessential day of love, this was a sight to see with the actor smearing himself with paint, sprinkles, cream, a couple of bowls of jelly and what looked to be noodles or baked beans perhaps? Whatever the case it was a messy affair exploring the realms of desires which definitely had the guys' faces aghast and women in hysterics.
Mid show break had the room ablaze with conversations and music, topping up drinks and chatting to strangers as to how they came to be at the show.
Roll call commences with the double act in a blue sequinned number eating a banana, listening the sounds of a woman in the midst of it and leading into dirty talk.
Stackhat and Nat Grant are waxing lyrical to the unsuspecting females they pass by whilst out driving. However their poetry is not what you expect speaking about rejection, their issues and their idea of an interested female would be to smash a brick through their windscreen. I'll leave you with their rendition of poetry. "Roses are red and violets are red, I don't know much about flowers and I don't care". A refreshingly honest comment.
Perhaps you have a fetish for feet as Zsa Zsa La Fine performs smoking a cigarette with her feet and showing amazing flexibility.
It wouldn't be a show without nakedness only covered by the 'censored' sign as Frankie Faux & Irene Nicola sing along to, "you and me and nothing but mammals, let's do it like they do it on the Discovery Channel" takes on a parody of the different ways that people express love and sex with each other.
A fitting finish with the double act Bella and Memphis ending on a raunchy Machine Gun Fellatio track. Having joined forces, Perverse Productions and The Kings Cross Hotel grabbed the audiences' attention with Valentimes: A strange love Cabaret. Highly recommended for its comedy, sexuality and modern take on the world of burlesque exposing you to the weird wonderful world of performance art.