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Melbourne Comedy Festival: Fringe Wives Club - Glittery Clittery

The Fringe Wives Club: Glittery Clittery
The Fringe Wives Club is like when superheroes team up to defeat an unstoppable bad guy. In this case, Tessa Waters, Rowena Hutson and Victoria Falconer-Pritchard are The Clitterati and they have teamed up to defeat The Patriarchy with #Glamtivism.

Glittery Clittery is a late-night variety show which has the audience on its feet within minutes in a spontaneous dance party. And there are rewards for rocking out and putting out – but it’s purely consensual, as the show’s tagline assures us.

These three women are in charge of a wild ride – from the sexist history of pockets, to a game show about naming parts of the vulva to a biting song called “I think he does it ‘cause he likes me” challenging the notion that aggression and assault is anything more than it seems on the surface. Change it up, society!

Each performer brings their own special skill: Victoria is a whiz on the keyboard, Tessa’s wild physicality is always impressive and Rowena tells the dramatic story of Pandora’s Box, starting off with a squirm-inducing quote from Donald Trump. Together, the Fringe Wives Club is a glittery spectacle that is not-to-be-be-missed.

And remember, you can have a dick, but don't be a dick.

You’ll be in good (and safe) hands as these women explore the majora and minora of the Lagoon of Mystery (copyright, Carrie Fisher 1977). Latenights Thurs, Fri and Sat the Greek Centre until April 22.

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