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Fringe: The Desperettes - A Guide To Being A Wingman

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Fringe: The Desperettes - A Guide To Being A Wingman

Ellie Stamelos

What do you get if you mix together 3 savvy women experienced in musical theatre, fluorescent pink beehive wigs, catchy tunes and an omniscient narrator that guides these ladies through their attempts at picking up? The Desperettes: A Guide To Being A Wingman, of course.

After a plethora of sell-out shows at the 2016 Perth and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, The Desperettes (Daisy, DeeDee and Delilah) are back in 2017 on a quest to get laid. These three women put various pick up techniques to the test while exploring the perks and woes of single life. The comedy-cabaret sees the women satirically examine the idea of ‘wingmaning’ as they navigate the bar scene and attempt to get lucky. The ladies are helped on their endeavours by an all-wise 'wingman’s guide' audiobook, which punctuates the performance with its narration.

Desperettes

A clear highlight of the show is the soundtrack – the trio harmonise perfectly while putting genius lyrical twists put on your fave R.Kelly, Mark Ronson and Beyoncé tunes (“if you like it then you should have put a wig on it”). Throughout the show the talent and wit of these ladies is demonstrated again and again. Set on a stage that is completely bare except for microphones, The Desperettes keep you engaged and entertained relying only on their songs, clever and often ad-libbed humour, and audience participation.

This show will provide you with constant laughter, fantastically edited lyrics (and some pretty impressive rap solos), memorable pick up lines (“are you an orphanage? cause I’d like to give you kids”) and phrases that’ll become a part of your vocab (see ‘clitterference’, the female equivalent of cock-blocking).

With dirty humour and sex talk aplenty, this probably isn’t one for the whole family, but for a hilarious and satirical look at pick-up culture accompanied by some inimitable tunes, check out The Desperettes: A Guide To Being A Wingman.

Rating: 4/5

What: The Desperettes: A Guide To Being A Wingman

Where: The Bally, Gluttony

When: 9th - 19th of March

Header image via Adelaide Fringe website.