In Flagrante

As a man who has seen more cabaret and burlesque than any sane person should; I was unconvinced by the promise of ‘An all out rebellion against female sexual stereotypes’ but after an hour of pony-girl dressage, hospital fetish strip-tease, sensual ballet and synchronised marching, I have to say that In Flagrante is definitely a contender for sexiest show on the Fringe.

The cast of six beautiful dancers have clearly considered the difference between sexy and sexist and, with tight choreography and perfect music choices, the show manages to make the audience consider the same question. This isn't your run-of-the-mill burlesque act. There were no whoops or whistles during the routines, just a breathless silence that always ended with a chuckle or a cheer for the departing ladies.

Apart from one routine that initially drew gasps with a domestic violence theme before losing conviction towards the end and one or two problems with music cues, In Flagrante is a sexy, thought-provoking, sensual experience and I can't wait to see where they go from here.

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The Blurb

From the toxic utopia of Our Day Will Come, to Horses wild equestrian spirit, it’s a show with a vicious little edge. Fusing cabaret, contemporary dance, fetish and theatre, In Flagrante is unique, provocative, sexy ... and wickedly funny!

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