Tucked away at C Nova is Lisa-Skye, brightening things up with her discordantly sunny personality, sure to bubble over out of her gothic shell at any moment. Fitful bursts of pantomime are followed by lacklustre sprinklings of confetti. Having introduced us to her lovely metronome, she dictated to us many a witty rhyme like an Alice in Wonderland who never quite removed herself from the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.
Ladyboner celebrates the gothic and reveres the queer, especially when it comes to sexual tastes and all things pleasurable. Importantly, the show is not overly vulgar or single-minded in purpose. With the occasional 'oh dear god's that the title promises, Lisa-Skye keeps things moving with anecdotes of life back in Australia and the increasingly violent hipster war, among other topics.
She opens with a little homemade art and very kindly gives us a safe word in case things get a bit 'much', which was a stroke of genius, encouraging some willing participation later on. She has a lot of fun with us without asking too much at the saucier parts. It's quite an intimate set up, and Lisa-Skye can be hugely commended for keeping awkwardness well at bay, maintaining cracking patter with the audience to carry it through even the most twisted findings of her 'sexual imaginarium'.
However, I would comment that the bizarre stories, which are indeed very interesting, do sometimes restrict the relatable humour Lisa-Skye turns to most. Still, she's not scared of letting her crazy out and is highly loveable for it. Ladyboner delivers the kind of buzz you get from only the best nights with pals. A great show-lady: a fab show.