Friday, October 5, 2012

Review: Adventures of Butt Boy and Tigger (Melbourne Fringe Festival)

Out Cast Theatre, Australia’s longest running theatre collective for gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and trans-gender audiences is presenting Adventures of Butt Boy and Tigger as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival.

Butt Boy and Tigger meet online and begin sharing sexual fantasies in imagined settings ranging from soccer change rooms, a navy ship, 19th century stables and WW1 trenches. When Butt Boy suggests a physical meeting, he destabilises the ‘good thing’ on which their connection is based.

One wonders what Out Cast Theatre believes this production adds to the theatre industry, other than a few cheap laughs, and explicit and gratuitous sexual play. Each coupling engages a man in a position of authority with one of servitude. Somewhat predictably, every fantasy also included well-built and generously endowed menfolk. Continue reading

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