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Bubble Show For Adults Only

By Morgan Riley on 09 Feb 2018

Almost everyone has a nostalgic love for bubbles, remembering back to when you were a kid and you could spend hours playing with them and trying to craft the perfect bubble.

You probably never imagined that bubbles could be used to explore sexual desires and frustrations or take you on a journey through the life and death of a relationship.

That is exactly what Bubble Show For Adults Only, at Black Flamingo in The Pleasure Garden, achieves in an hour of cabaret-style physical performance.

Using relatively simple staging and elaborate costumes – or sometimes the lack of costumes – Kurt and Iulia take the audience to unexpected places using bubbles as both props and showpieces.

Some of the bubbles are outrageously large, and some are so small and intricate it seems impossible they would hold together under stage lights. But they do – Kurt and Iulia are pros, so much so that some of the things they attempt should not be tried at home.

If this is starting to sound like it’s not the bubble show you expected, you are spot on. Bubble Show For Adults Only from Bubble Laboratory goes places you thought bubbles couldn’t (or maybe shouldn’t) go.

In true burlesque fashion the show takes a turn for the macabre at some points, balancing nicely with light-hearted sexual innuendo and a touch of tasteful sleaze.

The show is also made accessible for the hearing impaired which is a testament to the talent of director/performer Kurt Murray.

Kurt and Iulia manipulate bubbles in mesmerising and playful ways, working with scale and physicality to craft an entertaining story around their skills with the soapy solution.

Without words, Bubble Laboratory transform soap and water into a sexy storyline with all the ups and downs of your favourite soap opera.

You may never look at bubbles the same way again – but you’re an adult now, and it’s time you started acting like one. So if you can still find tickets to the almost sold-out run at FRINGE WORLD Festival 2018, get out of your bubble and into theirs.

Ending
14 Feb 2018
The Pleasure Garden
Black Flamingo
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Morgan Riley

Morgan is an Excitement Coordinator and city dweller who likes long walks to the pub, dogs, a good book, and is always looking for the best coffee in Perth. This is his first time reviewing FRINGE WORLD shows after years lurking in the crowd.

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