Le Petit Fours

The Pohutukawa Bar, 63 Fort St, Auckland

08/03/2011 - 12/03/2011

Auckland Fringe 2011

Production Details

From the producer that bought you the sellout Fringe 2009 show – The Red Room Revue – comes a new production: Le Petit Fours.

Dangerously delicious, dastardly decadent and devastingly delightful – Le Petit Fours is a moveable feast that can not be missed!!! A dessert themed show or show themed desserts, this production will deliver you course after course of luscious lady performers and delectable desserts.

Leave your calorie counting and diets at home, this show is not for the fainthearted. (or the dairy free!) The production encompasses many performance arts all served with devilish delights.

A feast for your eyes as well as your stomach, included in this sensuous buffet is the caustic comedy of Miss Cameo Show served with the saucy sweetness of Miss Delisha Devine, the international flavours of Miss Coney Bow and the Pacific passion of Miss Aloha Lily to name but a few of the delectable delights on offer.

Enjoy each evening with the skills of the performers and the arts of their very own Pastry Chef, who has carefully hand crafted a Petit Four to compliment every performance. 
Bon Appetit! 

The Pohutakawa Bar, 63 Fort Street. Auckland CBD
Tuesday 8th – Friday 11th March, 8pm
Saturday 12th
6pm then a late night treat at 8.30pm

Find Big Top Productions on
Website: http://www.bigtopproductions.co.nz
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arohawikz#!/group.php?gid=101700306563399  

1hr 30min, no interval

Many tasty treats

Review by Craig Wilson 10th Mar 2011

You have to give it to the lovely ladies at Big Top Productions, they sure know how to combine some saucy moves with some sweet treats and both are certainly in abundance at Le Petit Fours.

Upon descending the stairs into 3rd and Social it is refreshing to note the new owners have done just enough to expunge the garish interior that was the cougar haven of Boogie Wonderland. The Pohutukawa Bar’s interior, filled with crimson curtains and rich dark wood lit by soft light and chandeliers, definitely sets the scene for a night of burlesque and two spots lighting up a suspended hoop and pole are cause for more than a little anticipation.

The show is kicked off by the evening’s host, a Mr Pierre De Derriere, whose outrageous but very fake French accent is wonderfully carried off throughout the show. He also makes it apparent at various points that his quick wits and gift for the gab are not the only strings in his bow when he transitions from announcer to main event with some fiery outcomes.

Seven ladies perform eight acts throughout the night, each matched with a delicious bite size dessert. The acts are wide-ranging through the genre of burlesque with aerobatics on the hoop and pole, dance and music numbers. Matched with the ladies are a selection of chocolates, sorbets, cakes and of course tarts.

Highlights include Ms Patty Cakes, who thrills in her flower-inspired number, showing of some of the best traditional burlesque of the night complete with sultry stockings and teasing moves. Her ukulele musical numbers are a personal favourite of mine, singing sweet love songs on the topics of drag queens and cannibals with some great tongue in cheek punch lines.

Though all very good, other performances of note are Ms Connie Beau’s naughty French school girl number and Ms Cherry Lashes seductive Bond girl routine. It should be added that the acrobatic numbers are also very much crowd favourites.

It has to be said that the pacing of the show could be improved, with pauses between the acts dragging on a little, and the audience participation sections seem slightly superfluous. However over all this was a great night out, filled with many tasty treats on and off the stage.

This review kindly supported by The James Wallace Arts Trust http://www.wallaceartstrust.org.nz/

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