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MICF Review: Desperate & Dateless

As comedy shows go, Ginger and Tonic’s ‘Desperate and Dateless’ is funny but not overly hilarious…. however it doesn’t matter at all, this fabulous foursome of ladies in red have voices like naughty angels, offer all the fun and entertainment of  Pitch Perfect, but without the hideous cup song and put forward cheeky, relevant content about the modern world of being single, desperate and well…. dateless.

Their repertoire was a mix of original lyrics to familiar tunes (our favourite, Tinderella, is one that we guarantee you won’t be able to walk away from the theatre without it stuck in your head), plus parodies and some straight up covers – including an awesome Salt n’ Pepa rap from Laura “Burzy’ Burzacott – fantastic!

The 2017 Melbourne International Comedy Festival offering has taken a definite shift this year to be more inclusive and cognisant of the LGBTI community, it’s a refreshing move and one that unifies Melbourne’s festivals as cultured, educated, appealing and open to all, and we were exited to see that this show was on board with this direction.

Sexy, sassy, slightly bogan a capella at its shiniest and best.

Ginger and Tonic is made up of talented singers Laura Burzacott, Stefanie Jones, Danielle O’Malley and Jane Patterson, and runs until the 9th of April. Take your girlfriends for a cheeky night out.

Where: Coopers Malthouse, 113 Sturt Street, Southbank
When: 30 March – 9 April. Tues – Sat 8.15pm, Sundays 7.15pm
More information & tickets: Check out the MICF website

Photo credit: James Terry Photography