|Dylan Rodriguez (Serenity) - Thomas Worrell - Brett Rosengreen - Dale Woodbridge-Brown - Luke Hubbard (Nastia) during a bubble fantasy in "BRIEFS: Dirty Laundry "
and directed by Fez Faanana
Fez Faanana, Mark “Captain Kidd” Winmill, Thomas Worrell, Dylan Rodriguez, Luke
Hubbard, Brett Rosengreen, Rowan Thomas and Dale Woodbridge-Brown.
Spiegeltent, Entertainment Centre, Moore Park until March 15th 2024.
gender-bending boys of Briefs Factory certainly take their dirty laundry
seriously. This Brisbane based acrobatic troupe has been touring its unique style
of spectacular burlesque circus around Australia and Internationally for more
than a decade. Their current production “Briefs: Dirty Laundry” is currently ensconced
in the Sydney Spiegeltent in Moore Park as a headline Mardi Gras attraction, and
they couldn’t be more at home.
The cheeky opening number, cleverly choreographed around a couple of washing machines, introduced the eight performers and set the tone for the evening. Eye-popping costumes that reveal plenty of well-toned flesh; creative presentation and breath-taking specialty acts performed by a cast of handsome, buffed and a highly skilled performers who happily participate, tongue-in-cheek, in outrageous sketches and glamorous production numbers that give the show its creative edge.
As the host
of the show, Fez Faanana, draped in a constant parade of eye-popping creations,
stars in the production numbers and keeps the audience in a party mood with his
risqué commentary. He also reveals another
meaning for the show’s title by requesting audience members to unpack their own
dirty laundry by contributing an anonymous note revealing a dirty little secret.
This strategy allows the entire cast to hilariously demonstrate hitherto
unsuspected ‘artistic merit’ later in the show.
cast, Mark “Captain Kidd” Winmill, Luke Hubbard (Nastia), and Dylan Rodriguez
(Serenity) a trio of glamorous clowns who teeter alarmingly on skyscraper
platform shoes, keep the audience in fits of laughter with their antics, before
stunning them later with the virtuosity
of their acrobatic skills.
|Luke Hubbard (Nastia) - Dylan Rodriguez (Serenity - Mark "Captain Kid" Winmill
in "Briefs:Dirty Laundry"
Who would have imagined you could strip off all your clothes while manipulating a Cyr wheel? Rowan Thomas can, and very stylishly too. However muscular Brett Rosengreen required a bubble fantasy and an entourage of male beauties to achieve a similar manoeuvre.
Worrell’s gasp-inducing aerial hoop routine leaves no doubt as to why he is
Australia’s Acrobatic Hoop Champion, while Dale Woodbridge-Brown demonstrated
some stomach-churning tricks with a balloon that you may not have thought about
Laundry” is a world class, all-male, burlesque show which ends as it began,
with a stylish costume parade. If burlesque is your thing or you’re tempted to
find out what it’s all about, you’d be mad to miss this opportunity.