Saturday, September 06, 2014

Briefs: The Second Coming Review

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Where would be a better place for the boys from down under to bring their old school glam to than the enchanting world of London Wonderground? We attended the second coming of Briefs, an all male burlesque show was promised but what we got is so much more. There’s dance, acrobatics, striptease, stand up comedy, magic and tricks which culminates in a wonderful hour of an exciting show reminiscent of a circus performance.

Each of the members bring their own strengths and talent to the show, and perform a few solos each. We see some of the returning cast (like our wonderful host Shivannah) but we also have a few new faces too. While they all have their individual strengths (on stage rubics cube solving was my personal favourite) the real treat are when the six cast-members join forces and collaborate on an incredible ensemble performance. Lucky for us, there was one opening, in the middle and at the end of the show. And while it's cruel to pinpoint a favourite, Louis Biggs' talent on the Briefs stage is a match made in heaven. He’s astounding and his performances will leave your jaw dropped in amazement.

Don’t be fooled by the “low production cost” and tongue in cheek self-deprecating comments served to you by Briefs founder Fez Fa'anana. This is the display of a collection of incredibly talented men who for 75 minutes keeps you intensely entertained. The performances really are one of a kind, and there is incredible talent hidden beneath the glitz and glam. The show is short and sweet, and doesn’t miss a beat. The selection of music is a mix of well loved tunes that we all want to stand up and dance to and the more obscure remixes that linger in your head.

But we do things a little different here at Tongue Loose. As we have experienced this hell of a night out, we have some hearty advice for you if you plan on attending Briefs: The Second Coming (and you really ought to)
  1. Buy some raffle tickets when you are asked. Like, all of them. Ok?
  2. Bring an umbrella if you are in the first three rows, trust us on this - you might need it through out. 
  3. Sit in the middle if you’re into accidental full frontal.
  4. Don’t sit on the sides if you don’t want to feel neglected, but this is the place to be if you’re into voyeurism and want to see what’s behind the feathers first.

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