Bon Soir is an eclectic mix of cabaret, comedy and dance. Sadly, without a press release I couldn’t find any of their names, but a little FB stalking revealed that the Ring Mistress may be one Lucy Tops, a singer and performing artist from Cape Town. She had a gorgeous stage presence and a phenomenal voice. Over the course of the show she covered a number of pop hits including Sia’s Chandelier.
The group of 4 performers is from South Africa and they kept the back to back routines coming at a cracking pace in variety show style. There wasn’t a theme, journey or story to follow, just lots of snippets of talent and skill thrown into a steam punk melting pot.
The “hardest worker of the night” award goes to the sole female dancer who performed 2 clever and quirky solo routines as well as being thrown about the stage in acrobatic pas de deux, Latin routines with two partners and contemporary dances.
I believe the two male dancers were Ash and Bradley Searle of “The Big Boys” who also have a show appearing at Fringe. They performed their own cute and quirky solo routines as well as an amusing towel trick.
The acts are tantalising but not filthy and the nudity is teasing but never revealed, which is a delicate line to walk at Fringe in order to satisfy, but not alienate certain crowds. The sell-out audience at Opening Night certainly seemed appreciative, perhaps because there is something for everyone in Bon Soir.
Follow Spot Productions presents
Venue: Circus Theatre | Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge, WA
Dates: until 21 Feb 2016
Tickets: from $30