Is there anything these two can’t do? I doubt it. In their own words “darker and slicker than a BP oil spill”, Bourgeois & Maurice are a musical cabaret duo with style as sharp as their wit. Their provocative yet irresistible performance with catchy tunes and witty lyrics wrapped up in a smart production equals a seriously fun night out. This beats watching the Eurovision Song Contest any day.
If someone would ever decide to make a new Absolutely Fabulous series, I would immediately nominate Bourgeois and Maurice for the leading roles.
The term neo-cabaret sits well with this unconventional double act. Bourgeois & Maurice are true 21st Century cabaret multi-talents. Bourgeois is a born stand-up comedian and an entertaining ringmaster whereas Maurice masters a cavalcade of instruments including the piano, guitar, melodica and synthesizer. Both could outsing your average pop-diva anytime. They’ve got the looks, they’ve got the moves, they’ve got the whole package down to the very last fake eyelash. And their wardrobe is super-duper gorgeous. Although one particular bodysuit might get Bourgeois arrested in Russia.
This ‘pre-apocalypse’ cabaret act is a deliciously inappropriate and foul-mouthed evening of stand-up comedy and catchy pop tunes. Song themes range from Sarah Palin and the environment to Maurice’s tax fetish and the Leveson enquiry (the TV show). Not to forget the wedding song from hell and a spectacular Kylie Minogue-esque finish to the evening. Many other celebrities also got their fair share of the pairs’ sharp tongues. If someone would ever decide to make a new Absolutely Fabulous series, I would immediately nominate Bourgeois and Maurice for the leading roles.
The atmospheric Spiegeltent is a perfect venue for this performance. Just a slight warning, in a cold night it might get a bit chilly inside. But thankfully the bar is open. As it stands, this is a highly entertaining evening out and a perfect way to learn how to bust some new moves on the dance floor. I’ll give the last word to Bourgeois: “It makes me feel like cabaret – almost completely pointless.”