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Courtney Act: Under The Covers (Courtney Act)

By | Published on Wednesday 8 August 2018

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ star, and winner of ‘Celebrity Big Brother’, Courtney Act is the alter ego of Shaun Jenek, also known for his ‘Australian Idol’ win. Embracing the literal and metaphorical, the stage is set with a full-size bed, from which she emerges singing Bjork’s ‘It’s Oh So Quiet’. The beautifully polished character chats about her favourite bedroom activities (no, not just that!), as well as performing, with live accompaniment, a selection of songs you many not have realised were themselves covers (plus some slightly dubious original material). With costume changes, glitter and an abundance of playfulness – including taking aim at some of her fellow ‘Big Brother’ housemates – it’s all good fun that Act’s cult followers will certainly enjoy.

Underbelly’s Circus Hub on the Meadows, until 18 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Daisy Malt]