It’s thrice as nice as The Bad Boys return to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for their third show. Audiences have seen the boys test their love in “A fine bromance,” their sanity in “Not quite right in the head,” and now they’re “All washed up!” in the latest performance being held at fortyfive downstairs.
Marooned on a make-believe desert island, the bad boys face their mortality the only way they know how… Through song and dance of course!
The solid duo (Andrew Strano and John Frankland) have been working as a pair since university. Both have stellar voices and the jazz styled score employed in this latest performance gives the boys an opportunity to really show off their talents to their best advantage.
Joined by the flawless Trevor Jones on piano, Jones adds depth to the bad boys harmonies, but is unfortunately hidden in the corner when his talents could have been better utilized on stage.
Cheeky and witty, the bad boys bicker their way through the 50-minute performance, drawing a line in the sand and dividing the island. Less LOST and more Lord of the Flies, Strano’s side of the island holds no food, water or phone reception and where his only friend is a talking beach ball.
An abundance of “dick jokes,” puns, and slapstick humour, the bad boys camp it up on stage and keep the giggles coming through pre-recorded Survivor-esque videos interspersed throughout the performance.
There is no doubt that these “bad boys” are exceptionally talented, both individually and as a team. Strong voices and a witty repertoire, they are an absolute delight to watch. More cheeky than vulgar, their over-the-top style of performance in All Washed Up! is the perfect escapism (see what I did there?) and a guaranteed great night out.
The Bad Boys of Music Theatre
All Washed Up!
Venue: fortyfivedownstairs | 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Dates: 27 Mar – 7 Apr, 2013
Tickets: $18 – $28
Bookings: 9662 9966 | fortyfivedownstairs.com
Part of the 2013 Melbourne International Comedy Festival