Fringe World 2016: EastEnd Cabaret – Perverts review

The delightfully foul-mouthed and scandalous EastEnd Cabaret are back in Perth for their fourth Fringe season with their show Perverts – an all singing, man-beast riding, according-wielding, multi-award winning raunchy comedy cabaret spectacle.

Mixing up some of their most-loved musical numbers with fresh material, professional perverts Bernadette Byrne and Victor Victoria delighted the audience with hilariously risqué songs, getting up close and personal with the crowd right from the get go.

Be warned – no male audience member is safe, no matter where they sit, and with acts revolving around awkward sexcapades it sure makes for an interesting night. My date for the evening found this out first-hand when he was called up to form half of the man-beast that the sexy, sassy and ever-so-slightly alarming Bernie rode towards the stage, setting the theme for a night full of inappropriate hilarity.

Launching straight into the night with ‘Is It In Yet?’, a song about deflowering a virgin and featuring a the most perfect Spider Man reference, Bernie and her partner in crime – the one woman/man band and master of outrageous facial expressions, Victy – really hit their stride with a fast paced, emoji sex-face dance number that grew increasingly manic and had the audience in stitches.

The highlight of the night was their incredibly inappropriate but oh-so funny song about the great lengths Bernie went to try to get a one-night stand to, ahem, reach his happy ending, elevated by Victy’s perfectly-timed confession that had the audience in shocked fits of laughter that reverberated through the Speigletent long after the revelation.

After a first date and bout of awkward thrusting with another audience member, the duo nailed a medley that covered everything from Japanese sex shows to ‘Accidental Anal’ and then knocked it out of the park to close with their classic ‘Danger Wank’.

It was the perfectly high-energy ending to a sexy, weird, naughty but nice and ultimately fun show.

EastEnd Cabaret’s Perverts is on until 31 January, 8pm at the West Australian Speigeltent in the Pleasure Garden, and tickets start from $25.

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*I received tickets to this show in exchange for my review (thanks Fringe World Festival). All opinions are my own. 

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