A North Perth strip club was one of the last places I could have imagined spending my Sunday night, but the Doll’s House turned out to be an incredibly fitting and relaxed environment for the latest offering from one of Perth’s hottest entertainment agencies, Danger Cabaret.
Fresh off a run of incredible shows at Fringe World 2015 , and flying in the face of Perth’s recent string of venue closures, Danger Cabaret put together a one-night only show designed to dazzle and delight, and blow those post-Fringe blues away.
The Freaks and Fishnets theme was perfect for the best of burlesque Perth has to offer – with stunning beauty Ivory Bound setting the scene with a dark and atmospheric romp complete with plenty of fire, Ginger Rabbit showing off some enviable pole moves, and Odile Devine captivating the audience with her shimmying, shaking and flying pasties. With an opening act from Darla Harland and crowd-favourite Vivian Marlowe doing what she does best, even this alone would have made for a great night.
But not content to just dazzle us with beauty, Danger Cabaret also offered up sizzling sideshow and variety acts with the fumblingly funny Mario the Almost Magnificent, and the deviant talents of Circus Carnis. It was great to see some new acts from this duo, who combined humour with shock value and showmanship. Busting out a variety of electric, piercing and stapling shocks, rounded out with juggling, impressive yoyo work and balloon swallowing, they had the crowd eating of out their hands.
MC Magnus Danger Magnus was, as always, absolutely on point and even treated us to a hilarious performance of his own. Never have I seen someone work the crowd so well, divulging everything from terrible Cosmo sex tips to sizzling one-liners, and swinging around the pole with utter delight (as I’m sure almost everyone there wished they could do!), I have no doubt that Magnus could MC almost anything and make it a night to remember.
Danger Cabaret knows how to draw a good crowd, and last night’s performance was no exception – it was sexy, funny, a little bit dangerous and a lot delightful. I can’t wait to see what else they have in store for us this year.
Images: Danger Cabaret
*I received tickets to this show in exchange for my review (thanks Danger Cabaret). All opinions are my own.