FRINGEWORLD 2017 – Dr Felicity Rickshaw’s Celebrity Sex Party (4.5 stars)

Review by Laura Money

*Language warning*

Tired after a long day at work? Upset by being overlooked by your colleagues day-in and day-out? Want a partner in life but find it hard to make a connection with anyone? Then you need to login to the online world of Dr Felicity Rickshaw’s Celebrity Sex Party and read some incredibly out-there erotic fan fiction!

Rickshaw greets you with one of her signature sexy stories, involving “Harry-fucking-styles” and eventually all of the lads from One Direction and it’s a bold choice of opener! Think: the dirtiest, seediest, most perverse sex movie ever made and you can guess the twist. Peppered throughout the grossness and silly erotic fan-fiction terminology and prose is Dr Rickshaw’s “Sex Thesaurus” – a group of fabulously glittery singers who help her find the right sexy euphemisms to get the story going.

Once the first story is over, the show reveals that Dr Rickshaw is really just a young woman who is unsure about the world. Whilst her alter-ego Dr Rickshaw is out getting slammed by everyone at sexy Hollywood parties, Amy sits at home with her cat and is all but anonymous at work. Amy retreats into the world of eroticism and fantasy to escape the doldrums and anxieties that make up her real life.

Shy, awkward, and put-upon Amy commands the stage as Dr Rickshaw, hilariously acting out the wildest fantasies to coincide with her real-life hiccoughs. After being invited to a Matrix night, Rickshaw is in deep…space, where she must placate alien genitalia – one member at a time. After facing the criticism of her sister, Dr Rickshaw befriends Madonna in a weird love-story. She navigates the world of celebrity sex with ease and poise, yet fumbles when it comes to a first kiss.

Dr Felicity Rickshaw’s Celebrity Sex Party is high-octane, non-stop laughter complete with the heady mix of self-awareness and pathos. It pulls at the heartstrings as well as your belt! From a chance encounter with Mr Darcy himself, to getting advice on being a badass in general from the Queen of everything, Meryl Streep this show has something for everyone – and it’s all accompanied by a rocking soundtrack and a Russian pianist. Come and see it, well maybe not in that order!


When: 20th January – 1st February 2017 | 9:45pm

Where: The Flaming Locomotive | State Theatre Centre WA | PERTH

Tickets: $26

Info: Duration 55 minutes | Definitely 18+ | Sexual content