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Fringe review: Blanc de Blanc Encore

Adelaide Fringe

Ever wanted to feel like you’re at a party in a giant flute of Champagne? Fill your glass, take your seat and let the bubbles wash over you as the latest iteration of Blanc de Blanc takes the stage in a grand encore. ★★★★ ½

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It’s all about good times and loosened inhibitions as you step through the doors to the glamourous Blanc de Blanc Encore. Hosts Remi Martin Lenz and Felix Pouliot charm with their cheeky antics and French accents as they walk you through a night of debauchery, sensual stunts and a good splash of downright smut.

But the dynamic duo aren’t just there for the fun-factor; Remi’s impressive instrument will leave you wanting much more. In a cast that hails from all around the world, there’s also a local face – Adelaide girl Melanie Hawkins sings and dances for her hometown crowd.

The stage is no barrier for the troupe, who roam freely among and above the audience, testing the parameters of gravity and the nerves of the crowd. At a time when circus floods the Fringe stages, these performers will give you something you’ve never seen before.

Be warned, there is some audience participation, but in the spirit of the party, it’s hard to resist a little coaxing from the charismatic characters.

Photo: Elise Derwin

It’s no secret that sex sells, and there’s plenty of bared flesh and innuendo, but it’s the strength and skill that gives the show substance beyond the penis jokes. Be prepared to see things the human body simply shouldn’t be able to do.

It’s a good sign when you leave, ears ringing – not because of the pumping party tunes, but because the person next to you was screaming with laughter the entire show.

If you didn’t see Blanc de Blanc the first time around, don’t miss out this time. If you did see it, you’ll know exactly why you have to be part of the magic once again.

And a tip – definitely order bubbles at the bar.

Blanc de Blanc Encore is at the Garden of Unearthly Delights until March 15.

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