http://hff17.com/4716
(hit ctrl+c to copy)

Help! I Think I Might Be Fabulous

cabaret & variety · alfie ordinary · Ages 6+ · family friendly · one person show · United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Buy Tickets Add to Favorites Add Your Review

Review by ERNEST KEARNEY

June 28, 2017 thetvolution.com original article

What I liked

N/A

What I didn't like

N/A

My overall impression

A PLATINUM MEDAL

Diminutive in all but talent, Alfie Ordinary is a sequined toe-head who is more engaging than a litter of new born baby kittens. In Help! I Think I Might Be Fabulous, Alfie explains to the audience he is the son of a drag queen, which he surmises makes him a “drag prince”, and then proceeds to entertain with song, wit and more than a little wisdom. We hear the story of his time spent at Madame LeCoq’s Preparatory School For Fabulous Boys, a rather flamboyant version of Tom Brown’s School Days.
With introspective renderings of standards by The Village People and Shirley Bassey, with pop idol puppetry and soccer and with great heart Alfie provides insights with gentleness, compassion and a brevity that shines with unpretentious brilliance.
What this show presents is a modern fable by way of Stonewall and La Cage aux Folles, in which Alfie stands as a testament that sequins alone do not make one “fabulous”. What makes one “fabulous” is the willingness to accept with compassion and understanding ourselves and each other for who we are.
For a fabulous show: a Platinum Medal.

Was this review helpful? yes · no

Submit Now: New Filmmakers LA

Create and enter a film in "On Location: The LA Video Project" and have a shot at winning over $60k in prizes!

A SHOW ON THE FRINGE OF FRINGE?

A show beyond this reality? A one-man cabaret about never, EVER fitting in. Told through four days in the 90's. Described as, "Reinventing the form," "amateur," "musically outstanding," "a waste of time," "earnest, heartbreaking, & real."