BY JULES HAYDON GUAITAMACCHI
IMAGE BY GREG BAILEY
From Hollywood to Adelaide, ‘Help! I think I might be fabulous’ has officially landed at Brighton Fringe 2019 showing at the Bosco Theatre in the Speigeltent. The show completely sold out on a busy Friday night with people standing beside the box office in an attempt to find spare, last minute tickets. Highly in demand, the reason behind the popularity of the show soon became clear.
Multi award-winning Drag Prince, Alfie Ordinary, son of a drag queen was only 9 years old when he realised he was fabulous. He takes us on a childhood journey during his time at Madame Lecoq’s School for Fabulous Boys and describes a special bond with closeted fabulous, ‘muggleborn’ fellow ‘John’.
Alfie challenges heteronormativity by deconstructing gender norms during a night of spectacular piano covers, cartwheels, confetti cannons, puppets and a lively audience of spectators that were hungry for more! Alfie dealt with interferences accordingly by responding, “I will do, piss off” when hecklers demanded an encore.
We were reminded that 1 in 10 people in the UK had been a member of the Sugarbabes and watched some amazing renditions of Tina Turner and Bette Midler, with the added bonus of a wind machine during ‘wind beneath my wings’. The show is an absolute must see!