Soft Butch Show Queen

Mark j Wilson | 5-Jan-2019
It's a riotous, galloping ride as this comic mastermind and showman conjures 20 characters in a mind-blowing one-man show. Fasten your seat belts, stow your tray table. It's time to board the flight of the Soft Butch Show Queen.
Venue: The Butterfly Club
Address: Carson Place, off Little Collins St Melbourne
Date: 22/01/2019 to 26/01/2019
Time: various
Buy / Ticket:
Call: 421466553
Soft Butch Show Queen
Image credit: Kurt Sneddon, New York, Design, Lucas Faria, Berlin
Showing at the Butterfly Club this January, is this summer's hottest ticket - 'Soft Butch Show Queen'. Starring established performance artist and emerging independent producer Mark J Wilson (Welcome to Woop Woop, Melbourne Theatre Company) who powerfully delivers. In an act that has smart character changes that allowed for slick transformations right before the audience's eyes.

This one-man show is centered around a character, filling out his dating app profile, he confuses the section where it asks him to describe himself in 20 characters - to mean, 20 different actual characters. So, he goes through the process of transforming into these different personas, from his butch self, to eventually a big old show queen.

The production is hysterically entertaining, with perfect comedic timing, cartoon-like expressions and 100% performance physicality. It's got Coogi jumpers that'd make Kath and Cal envious, and there's a seduction of a blow-up pilot that'll make your grandma both giggle and blush. It's chock-full of 80s tunes musical comedy, with unexpected digs at Captain Cook, Krispy Kreme and Catfishing.

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