Article Title:Pride review: Kitsch n Sync
Author or Credit:Jacqui Stanford
Published on:14th February 2013 - 01:15 pm
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Text:Walking away from a performance of Kitsch n Sync, you can’t help but wonder what kind of jaw exercises Pollyfilla does to give her the ability to move her lips into contortions for more than an hour. The delightful diva’s mouth moves and moves and moves as she lip syncs songs, rants, classic comedy pieces and entire conversations during her enthralling one-queen show, which she has brought back across the Tasman to Auckland University’s Musgrove Studio especially for the Auckland Pride Festival.Kitsch n Sync is an uproarious, irreverent and often touching (both literally and poignantly) trip into the mind of a performer who brings a few wonderfully mouthy dames from yesteryear out of the audio archives – and throws in a few trashy modern ones for good measure. Think Shirley Bassey scowling at Honey Boo Boo, Liza Minnelli slapping Britney, with Joyce Grenfell, Ruth Wallis, Joan Turner, Dolores Gray, Kay Starr, Kaye Ballard and Coral Browne all along for the ride. Polly’s use of slapstick is almost as funny as the facial feature range she uses to evoke emotions. When she is disgusted it looks like her face has been turned into a cat’s rear end - when she is moony it’s like she has butterflies on her eyelashes. Comic highlights are an endless phone conversation which involves more people than Marlene Dietrich bedded, and a song about loving your vagina which involves a list of names for what lies beneath … your “little man in a canoe” anyone?! But it’s not just funny – it’s also revealing, as Polly unwraps layer upon layer of desperate housewife and reveals who is really underneath it all. But to find out who that is, you will have to see the show. And we promise those who adore nostalgia will love this show, those who appreciate the art of drag will marvel at it, and if you still need a reason – make it witnessing the skill of Polly’s mouth. It’s jaw dropping. When: Tuesday 12 – Saturday 16 February, 9.30pm Where: Musgrove Studio, 8 Alfred Street, Auckland City Duration: 70 mins Tickets: Adult $30, Concession $25, Group (5+) $25 or 09 308 2383 R16 – may contain some coarse language and high speed lip-synching! Links: ... Jacqui Stanford - 14th February 2013    
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