The Briefs Factory do a little thing on the side during the Perth Fringe. It’s only on the weekends and it starts late at night. They call it Club Briefs, it’s hosted by Fez, crewed by the delicious Briefs boys and includes an eclectic menagerie of acts.
You never know what you’re going to get, so just be prepared to take whatever comes, it’s sure to be world class. There were a few standout items last night, like Odette Mercy who came out and sang the house down. The moment she sang her first line, the crowd went crazy! There was some awesome burlesque, some hoop acrobatics and comedy. There were some La Soiree ring-ins and some local superstars and it’s pretty fabulous to see how everyone cross promotes and supports each other’s’ acts.
As MC, Fez somehow manages to keep it both classy and filthy simultaneously as they kept churning out the performing artists.
For me, the highlight of the show was the finale which involved two divinely superb hoop aerialists; Briefs’ own Thomas Worrell and the incredibly sexy Bret Pfister who popped by after his regular gig; La Soiree. Their beautifully choreographed routine was accompanied by an overly dramatic (the only way) rendition of Shakespeare’s Sister “Stay With Me” performed by the inimitable Frisky and Mannish.
Every show is different, be ready for anything and leave your sensitivities at the door. Speaking of the door, get there super early and line up so you get a ringside seat. I was rushing from another show and so I had a rubbish seat right at the back of a booth behind a pole. I ended up going and standing at the bar with quite a significant crowd. These guys are just so popular, that’s the way it is! They always sell out, so next year, we’re going to need to get them a bigger tent!
Briefs Factory presents
Venue: The West Australian Spiegeltent | The Pleasure Garden, James Street, Northbridge, WA
Dates: 5 – 13 February 2016
Tickets: from $20
Part of the 2016 Perth Fringe World Festival