FRINGEWORLD 2017 – EastEnd Cabaret: Sexual Tension (4.5 stars)

Review by Laura Money

EastEnd Cabaret returns to Perth for FRINGEWORLD 2017 in their not-to-be-missed musical comedy entertainment showcase: Sexual Tension. This show is electric with energy, laughter, and of course sexual tension! Join Bernadette and Victy as they take you on a journey of exploration and bring the unspoken tension of the world right into your laps.

This show is smart and hilarious, from the get-go Bernadette is determined to make a grand entrance – and believe me, you won’t have seen anything like it in another show. Put-upon Victy (Victor/Victoria) accompanies the host with a plethora of musical instruments, keeping her watchful eye on Bernadette in a case of hero-worship gone mad. Victy hilariously throws slurs at any audience member Bernadette seems taken by, even taking it to the extreme at one point – it is clear that only Victy will appreciate Bernadette for who she really is.

The songs are tight and funny, covering all forms of sexual tension from amazing sex with a yoga guru, to jealousy on the perfect date, and even how to have a quiet night in – Bernie and Victy-style. (It’s mostly just getting wasted and watching an Ice-Road Truckers marathon.) This is where the funny happens – all of Victy’s little asides, Bernadette’s clear discomfort yet flattery whenever Victy gives her that look, their obvious friendship and camaraderie make for a truly hilarious show.

EastEnd Cabaret: Sexual Tension will relieve you of the tension that has been building all fringe – the highlight of the show is sage advice administered in the form of a duet – how to relieve yourself of sexual tension, in dangerously public locations. Go and see it, if only to finally release the tension!


When: 20th – 30th January 2017 | 8:15pm

Where: Circus Theatre | Fringe Central | PERTH

Tickets: $26 – $33

Info: Duration 60 minutes | Suitable 15+