Six Aussies, one New Yorker and a potent blend of glamour and athleticism, infused with dancing, juggling, acro-balancing, trapeze, hula hooping, lip syncing, six-inch heels and sequined frocks. Briefs – the heart-stopping blend of cabaret burlesque, Australian machismo and punkish swagger is set to take Melbourne by storm following a barnstorming year of sell out runs and ecstatic reviews across the world.
Led by audience favourite, Shivannah (Fez Faanana) has several new and surprising tricks up her voluminous sleeves as she guides the chaotic troop through the show with brazen beauty. Las Vegas award-winning Captain Kidd takes a turn as the fabulous bird in his own golden bird bath and stuns the audience with alluring athleticism.
The ferocious Dallas Dellaforce brings dynamic drag to a new level as one of Australia’s leading aerialists, contortionists and circus trainers. Thomas Worrell literally ties himself in knots and Evil Hate Monkey, escapes from a New York Zoo and dazzles with his award winning burlesque banana ballet. Fresh-faced circus brats Lachy Shelley – from Circa Zoo and Flipside – and Louis Biggs – from Flying Fruit Fly Circus – melt hearts and leave the audience gasping for more
Described as an Aussie Cirque du Soleil meets Ru Paul’s Drag Race, Briefs present an eye-popping blend of dog show satire, too close for comfort yo-yo tricks, valiant aerial acrobatics and show stopping drag.
Briefs was spawned in the back warehouse space of a bookshop in Brisbane’s West End in 2008. A string of club nights as part of the Brisbane Festival led to a run at Adelaide Fringe. The Briefs made the transition from a club act to a fully produced show when they presented it at the Judith Wright Centre.
They’ve spent the last year glitter bombing the globe, from London and Berlin to Edinburgh, Paris and Glastonbury and now they’re here. Expect the unexpected as the Briefs boys present burlesque… with balls!
“Masters of the art of boylesque… freakish, funny and beautiful” – The Scotsman
Briefs: the second coming
Athenaeum Theatre, 188 Collins St, Melbourne
Season: 12 November – 5 December 2015 (preview: 11 November)
Bookings: 13 28 49 or online at: www.ticketek.com.au
For more information, visit: www.briefsfactory.com for details
Image: courtesy of Briefs Factory