FRINGEWORLD 2017 – Uta Uber Kool Ja (5 stars)

Review by Laura Money

Have you dreamt of going to glitzy Hollywood after parties? Do you fantasise about drinking champagne between the sheets of a celebrity’s hotel room bed? Do you love people and really getting to know them? If you answered yes (or even no) to these questions, Uta Uber Kool Ja is the show for you!

Uta and her assistant George invite you to the hottest after party in town. Join them in their specially built hotel room in the middle of the Pleasure Garden for a night of champers and frivolity. George greets you outside the hotel room and is so kind and accommodating, you know you’re going to be looked after. Upon entering the hotel room, it’s time to party with Uta – a glam rock tragedy in bright clothes and Emma Thompson hairstyle, it’s clear that Uta is past her music career prime. We all help fuel her delusion, in a bid to cheer the world. The audience interaction is there, this is immersive theatre after all, but no-one is pressured to do anything they don’t want to. It’s a very encouraging space and would be the perfect introduction to immersive shows for someone a little reluctant.

Uta is hilarious as the older singer who has seen better days and done better drugs, and George keeps the flow going with his biting wit and quick quips. This show is slick and smart but behind the glamour and poking fun, lies a real warmth and love for fellow man. This show has true heart and you will leave with a feeling of hope and love for all of the crazy cats who inhabit it.

When: 20th January – 5th February 2017 | 7 & 9pm

Where: The Aloft Hotel Room | The Pleasure Garden | PERTH

Tickets: From $36

Info: Duration 70 minutes | Suitable 15+