Melbourne Fringe: Church of Wonders

It’s not for nothing that Church of Wonders is on at 10:15 at night. It’s the sort of filthy pleasure best enjoyed in the very late evening.

Church of Wonders.Melbourne Fringe

Melbourne-based women’s performing troupe Chest of Wonders present a familiar mix of burlesque and circus, this time with a religious flavour, taking on the format of an evangelical preacher’s travelling show. The retelling of the Adam and Eve story, which closes the show, is a particular highlight, although other numbers fall a little flat.

Sure, there was a little more cunnilingus talk than this gayboy might have liked, but it was still a lot of sacrilicious fun.

Anne-Marie Peard

Anne-Marie spent many years working with amazing artists at arts festivals all over Australia. She's been a freelance arts writer for the last 10 years and teaches journalism at Monash University.

Anne-Marie Peard

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