Meow Meow... is she a diva of the highest order? There is no doubt. Will she hold her audience captive from start to end (and beyond)? Yes you have no choice, because all who go to her show are guaranteed to be placed under her spell and if you don't succumb then she's likely to swear at you in German.
Meow Meow performs her divine, devilish and most deliciously unique brand of cabaret (not Broadway, as she might point out) at Brisbane at (to paraphrase Meow Meow) a disused power station masquerading as a theatre (ie The Powerhouse). She parades onto the stage in a glorious frock that is becoming of a 1940's stage and screen starlet. Centre stage she strikes a pose, a pregnant pause and then to her dismay she says there should be flowers. Off she goes and in the darkened theatre fixes her flowerless entrance. The audience interaction and her command over our every laugh, our every sigh, our every adoring glance and glimpse at her unmanageable bosom and our every delight in her sensational vocals have begun.
This stage goddess masterfully manipulates the genre of cabaret and the audience can't help but be moved by her sharp wit, up front manner, killer looks, velvety vocals and penchant for comedy. The dynamic range of her voice is an absolute pleasure to experience as she dips, dives, rolls her rrr's, belts and huskily seduces with a range of original and cover songs.
Ne Me Quitte Pas was a definite highlight of the evening, and she managed to magically milk and then reconstruct every ounce of romantic sentiment out of this well know tune. Meow Meow recruited two fine young men from the audience and then directed, or rather beautiful intimidated them to be her flirtatious hip height male book ends which she manoeuvred however she saw fit. The laughter barely subsided throughout the whole song. On the flip side of the comedy were the numbers that through her voice conveyed a poignant melancholy while also highlighting the fine literary and poetic power within the lyrics.
If you want gorgeous cabaret that is edgy, fun, flirty, frank, fabulous, and filthy presented with the kind of flair and finesse that only Meow Meow can deliver, then you have to see her performance and allow Meow Meow to carry you away while you possibly and literally help carry her away.
Venue: Brisbane Powerhouse
Dates: 29 November – 1 December, 2012
Bookings: 07 3358 8600