As far as entertainment value goes, Blanc de Blanc is as pure as the finest French champagne it is named after.
This ‘champagne’ cabaret show is currently showing at the Regal Theatre from now until Sunday, 23 October 2016 and is a wild night of daring moves, an even more daring musical score, all things champagne and oodles of barely covered skin. So barely covered, it’s naked. While it’s not for the faint hearted, it’s a fantastic way to disconnect from reality for a couple of hours and enjoy this bizarre blend of circus, theatre, hilarious comedy and contortion.
Blanc de Blanc celebrates all things champagne (pic: Muse Bureau.)
Bringing together some of the most outrageous acrobatic stunts and the story of champagne, Blanc de Blanc is a strictly over-18 event that has enjoyed success on London’s famous West End. If you loved critically acclaimed productions LIMBO or Cantina, you’ll be thrilled to discover that Blanc de Blanc is produced by the same team, including director Scott Maidment.
The show is hosted by Monsieur Romeo, the charming French maître'd’ who equips the audience with everything we need to know about the art of drinking champagne – from wiping the bottle (hint – don’t sit near the front if you don’t want to find yourself joining Romeo on stage), to opening the cork, and to taking that first sip as the bubbles hit your palate.
Monsieur Romeo, your host for the evening (pic: Muse Bureau.)
Monsieur Romeo and is joined by Spencer, a pale-faced harlequin who provides comic relief with his unusual mix of humour and contortion, as well as a cast of gorgeous aerial stunt performers that includes partners Hampus Jansson and Milena Straczynski, plus Australian entertainers Emma Maye Gibson and Laura New, and the breakdancing contortionist, Shun Sugimoto.
The choreography is simply stunning. There’s only one word to describe circus performer Masha Terentieva’s luggage cart aerial show – breathtaking, while Brisbane mime artist J’aimime performs a hilarious act using just her hands and an oversized duffel coat.
(Pic: Muse Bureau.)
The toe-tapping beats are a fusion of classic theatrical scores and modern day music. There are sparkling, sequined costumes, a tuxedo that – in typical champagne fashion – quickly becomes nothing more than a pair of undies as the night wears on, plus strategically placed tassels and full nudity.
Audience participation is a big part of the show, with no less than three audience members brought up onto stage as part of the theatrics. There is also an opportunity close to the end to take selfies with the cast members, which was a great way to continue the theme of interaction.
(Pic: Muse Bureau.)
So, fancy a tipple? Blanc de Blanc is pure, unadulterated mind-blowing entertainment. It’s a truly indulgent night out for parents, and in particular mums, who just need to wind down without the kids. It’s champagne fun in all its glory. Now all that’s left to do is grab a glass and await the magic.
Essential Information Blanc de Blanc at the Regal Theatre
474 Hay Street, Subiaco
Tickets: Ticketek.com.au Dates: Wednesday, October 5 to Sunday, October 23.
Times: From 6:30pm and 7:30pm, but check Ticketek for details.
Special Offer for Perth Mums Group! Enter the promotional code BUBBLES when buying tickets from Ticketek to receive 20% off B-reserve tickets from now until October 16 (excludes Friday and Saturday shows.)
For more ideas for a parent’s night out, read on here.