ASHLEY STEEDstage raw and la bitter lemonscertified reviewerJune 26, 2017
Imagine growing up a child of a Drag Queen, making you a Drag Prince. Your life is fabulous and filled with sequins, sparkling shoes and show tunes. Meet Alfie Ordinary, who’s from this wonderful world and regales us stories of his youth at Madam LeCoq’s Preparatory School For Fabulous Boys. His friend, Jon, however doesn’t come from such a fabulous family. His home is filled with blame, guilt, feeling wrong, and shame. Hence, Alfie tries to cheer up his mate everyday on the bus through song.
It’s a delightful premise brought to charming and hilarious reality by Alfie whose sequined costumes, selection of pop songs and delightful puppets create a rich and fab world. Alfie manages to make the familiar songs sound brand new and infused wi...
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 unpret...