You may not be able to take the briefs out of the boy but this show certainly takes the boy out of the briefs!
The much loved ‘Briefs’ boys are back, we recently saw them at the Adelaide Fringe in March and now they’re back with their brand new show ‘Close Encounters’.
Now if sexiness, talent and near naked men is your thing, this show is produced for you. The ringmaster, Fez Faanana, brilliantly mc’s his way through show of epic acrobatic performance and provoking ideas and/or imagery. Fez’s timing and dialogue with the audience instantly wins him fans as he connects with professionalism and charm. With a loose sci-fi theme running through the show we see the boys peacocking across the stage in all their finery. The opening number showcases and introduces what it is to come with a visually spectacular feathers number.
Treading a gorgeous line of mixing stereotypes and treading between masculine and feminine, the show is one you will be talking about all the way home in your uber and insisting your friends must not miss. There is juggling, comedy (you will love the intrinsically performed clock number by the rabbit eared performer), dance routines and the afore mentioned acrobatics.
Essentially it is male burlesque, and of the highest quality. These boys from Brisbane know how to work the stage and this feel good production with have you smiling throughout. The cast dazzle and spread joy evenly across the diverse audience. Worth mentioning a new member to the group is English lad, Harry Clayton-Wright who we saw last Cabaret with Miss Behaves Gameshow. Harry, a star in his own right, fits into the group perfectly and looks like he was born for Briefs.
The show is designed for everyone, straight, gay, guy, girl, young (over 18), old and it is a thrill to see such energy on stage with artists that thoroughly look like they are having a fabulous time entertaining us.
Fez and the Briefs boys have got a place in Adelaide’s heart, it’s superb to see them reach a new audience with the Adelaide Cabaret Festival and as far as we’re concerned they are welcome to bring back their shows as often as they like.