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Review: The Briefs boys with their feathers, thongs and stilettos are back, London Wonderground

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Briefs, London Wonderground. Photo John Marshall

Australian burlesque, acrobatic drag troupe Briefs exploded in a cloud of feathers and sequined thongs into my life last year. I had so much fun the first time I saw them I grabbed another friend and went to see them a second time.

This year they are back on the South Bank in the intimate Spielgeltent at London Wonderground for a longer run bringing their own brand of Aussie humour and adult entertainment.

There is breathtaking acrobatics, burlesque, magic tricks, drag skits, yo-yo skills and speed Rubik's cube solving - all performed in a suitable degree of undress and with a good smattering of ridiculously high heels. These boys certainly aren't shy in displaying their talents and afterwards if you hear the Minions cry of 'banana' it will make you think of something very different to the yellow cartoon rascals.

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Briefs, London Wonderground Photo SGDL

The show is sexy with a dry wit and a sauciness that sometimes leads to downright smuttiness but it is all done with a wink, a grin and plenty of swagger by the seven performers.

It is pretty much identical to the show they did last year with a few fresh jokes thrown in by the bearded compere Shivannah but that didn't matter one bit. It was just as much raucous, toe tapping fun from the opening dance routine to the Priscilla, Queen of the Desert disco inspired finale.

I cried with laughter, made myself hoarse with whooping and hollering and perfected the 'jealousssss' hand gesture once again.

Briefs is unallocated seating and on certain rows you may get wet but that is all part of the fun. It runs until 27 Sep at London Wonderground and is 75 minutes long. There is a bar in the tent and drinking is actively encouraged.

 

 

 

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