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Briefs! – London Wonderground, South Bank

Creators: Briefs Factory Reviewer: Tom Finch “Out watching a cabaret show on a Tuesday night, you bunch of trashbags” was the words the audience were greeted with (though with considerably more expletives) on Press Night for the fourth year of Briefs!, an all male ‘boylesque’ group with a penchant for thrusting, gyrating and, of course, stripping. The evening of saucy, ...

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NEWS: Brighton Fringe 2016 programme announced

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Brighton Fringe revealed its 2016 programme today [24 February], including the news that The Reviews Hub will be an official Media Partner for the festival. Over 900 events will take place in Brighton during the Fringe, including a major new seafront pop-up venue Republic, the arrival of Edinburgh venue Sweet, and the Fringe All Nighter that will see shows run ...

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Briefs – London Wonderground, South Bank

Creative Producer: Fez Faanana Co-Creator: Mark Winmill Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Now on their third summer residency at the London Wonderground’s Spiegeltent, the creative team behind Briefs certainly know what works: a heady mix of comedy, striptease, dance and circus skills. It’s a format which has remained largely unchanged from the troupe’s previous visits to London. Hosted by the statuesque Aussie ...

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LATITUDE 2015: Miss Behave’s Gameshow

Artist(s):Miss Behave - with guests Harry Clayton-Wright, The Two Wrongies, Myra Dubois, Stickleback Plasticus, Mark - Captain Kidd- Windmill and Louis Biggs (from Briefs) Venue: Cabaret Tent Reviewer: Kris Hallett   After festival headliners the Manic Street Preachers and Noel Gallagher and his Flying Birds closed Latitude 15 with anthemic hit after hit, there was only way to bring a ...

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Briefs: The Second Coming – London Wonderground, Southbank

Creative Producer: Fez Faanana Co-Creator:Mark Winmill Reviewer: Scott Matthewman  Drag and male burlesque make for unashamedly trashy bedfellows. Nowhere is this more in evidence than in Briefs' return visit to London Wonderground, mixing sequins, striptease and circus skills to enjoyable effect. Held together by self-described "bearded Aussie drag queen" Shivannah (the show's creative producer Fez Faanana), who combines effortless MC ...

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Briefs: The Second Coming – London Wonderground

Creative Producer: Fez Faanana Reviewer: Jeffrey Mayhew [Rating:4.5] Well. We'll start with the usual caveats, "Not for the faint-hearted", "Might not be your cup of tea", "Wear a mac..." But then even the briefest of glances at the publicity should have rung alarm bells should you have any to ring. As the wondrous Fez Faanana quipped, "If you liked it ...

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Briefs – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Helen Jones [Rating:3.5] Briefs describes itself as “slamming together a beef-caked and disorderly line-up of Australia's finest performers and mischief-makers in a circus-infused variety show for the not-so-faint-hearted”. In fact, that's not a bad description of the show. The Quays auditorium at the Lowry has been largely transformed into a cabaret venue, with large tables surrounded by chairs in ...

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