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Ivy Paige – Kiss And Sell (Bound & Gagged Comedy)

By | Published on Tuesday 12 August 2014

In a slice of classic burlesque, Ivy Paige gives us an hour of all the songs, sauce, bawdy gags and innuendos you’d expect from good cabaret. Paige did her best with what the audience gave her, which unfortunately wasn’t much. Good cabaret feeds off its audience, the more raucous the better, and this performance featured several instances where an obvious cue for a big reaction elicited only a few half-hearted claps. For whatever reason, it just didn’t connect maybe that’s Paige’s fault, or maybe it just wasn’t her night. I feel like there’s a great show here, but I didn’t see it. If you do see Ivy Paige, do her a favour: have a drink and play along. She deserves it.

Underbelly Bristo Square, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Jon Stapley]