The action is set in the Emerald Shitty nightclub somewhere in Australia, hosted by drag queen Patty O’Furniture. The audience is asked to cheer each time the name Emerald Shitty is mentioned and to boo every mention of Venus Vegas, the nightclub owner and former lap-dancer. Other audience participation is threatened but never materialises.

Apart from Patty and Venus, the other characters are a couple named Steve and Lucy, Wayne, a gay Australian, Spaggsy, a sex-mad Liverpudlian, two go-go boys called Bert and Ernie and a blow-up doll.

There is no point in describing the plot as it’s not meant to be taken seriously. Much of the audience seemed to enjoy the silliness of the show and joined in with the cheering and booing. The songs Hey Big Member and I’m A Woofter also went down well. There is a bar open during this production and a few drinks might have helped me to appreciate it more. This is pantomime entertainment, only worth seeing in a group or after a good night out.

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