Séayoncé Res-Erection

Dan Wye and Robyn Herfellow join forces to create a special gem for the Speigeltent at this year's Fringe. Fusing Herfellow's fierce keyboard skills, with stand-up, psychic mediumship, drag and song, Seayonce: The Res-Erection is a show that is universally accessible, entertaining and has a good storyline linking all these different genres together. Seayonce (to her annoyance) is brought back to the Fringe in order to make the biggest Res-Erection of her career, relaunching her as the best Ghost Whisperer in town. By 'communicating with the dead' and sharing bits of her life, alongside Lesley Anne's 'killer' musical skills and dry wit, we see an insight into life on an alternative plain as fears and more are confronted and explored.

The perfect drag duo

Wye portrays Seayonce with a wit that makes even the hardest of hearts melt. He oozes glamour, giving a sense of Tim Curry's Frank-N-Furter from The Rocky Horror Picture Show, fused with Glenn Close in Sunset Boulevard purely from the black turban with a pendular diamond representing the third eye and sparkle from a long flowing gown. The humour is filled with extremely quick to trot punchlines with the right amount of cheesy gags thrown in, yet it comes across as cleverly researched and respectful in the sense of what you would expect from a medium on platform - whilst playfully satirising the spirit world with sassy attitude and a lot of audience interaction.

As for Herfellow's Lesley Anne, their skills on the keyboard are filled with beautiful notes and perfect comedically timed deflection as they create the perfect atmosphere needed to summon the spirits to raise everyone's energy and hopes. Unlike Wye's floaty and quick humour, Herfellow balances this out with a more down to earth and harsh approach to comedy that is reminiscent of Richard O'Brian's Riff Raff and EastEnders' Dot Cotton that catches you off guard. As they shares his insights on life, there is an element of cynicism and honesty that is engrossing to watch as the story unfolds. Let's just say that if you were to meet this person on a dark night in real life, you might want to run away. Here though, Herfellow has just the right energy to take on this vibrant character, without distracting from the action.

Together, Wye and Herfellow are the perfect drag duo that transcend comedic talent. Add to the cauldron a dash of originality, elements of Paul O'Grady's humour as Lily Savage and musical theatre that create a show that is unlike any other on the circuit. Expect a mishmash of spiritual mayhem and fun to last a lifetime.

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The baddest bitch in the spirit world is back! Expect a winning combination of brilliant comedic timing and high calibre theatrics

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