The formula? Simple: Miss Behave, divides the audience into two teams according to their mobile phones. A series of challenges ensue that include The Laid Lottery, Sit on a Seat, See What Happens and Shazam That Riff. There are no rules – just some questionable prizes. It’s fast and frenzied fun where – relieved of inhibitions and encouraged to let loose – the audience is the star of the show.
The show’s host, Miss Behave (producer, performer, curator and comedian Amy Saunders), is one of the stars of the Olivier Award-winning smash hits La Clique and La Soirée and “a skilled exponent of the art of controlled theatrical anarchy” (Broadway Baby) (NB. she accepts bribes).
Bringing a chaotic brew of variety, gameshow and disco, she is aided by glamorous assistant Tiffany (US dancing sensation and aerial hoop expert Bret Pfister) and special guest The Evil Hate Monkey (Adam Krandle – an award-winning burlesque legend) who adds to the mayhem.
“I wanted to create something that was the antithesis of the red curtain and absolutely encouraged people to smash sh!t up,” says Saunders. “When everything seems to be glamorous, high production, and airbrushed to perfection – the gameshow aesthetic represents the broken beauty of our times – obsolete analogue landfill, trash, detritus.”
“The night starts with me dividing the audience by their mobile phone type – which gets quite competitive, and I dance while they throw rubbish at me – it’ll be a wild time at Sydney Opera House and different every night.”
An international comedy sensation, The Miss Behave Gameshow has performed sell-out seasons at London’s Wonderground Festival (2014), the Adelaide Cabaret Festival (2016), and Christchurch’s World Buskers Festival (2016), as well as touring to Hong Kong, Amsterdam and Austria.
The Miss Behave Gameshow
The Studio – Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point
Season: 7 – 18 March 2018
For more information, visit: www.missbehavegameshow.com for details.
Image: The Miss Behave Gameshow (supplied)