REVIEW – Séayoncé – Res-erection


COMEDY’S greatest ghost-whispering drag queen is again on the Fringe, and she or he’s simply as humorous as ever.

Rising queer star Dan Wye reprises his position as Séayoncé in new present Res-erection, at Meeting Roxy.

It’s an even bigger venue than his final run of exhibits in Edinburgh – hopefully a ghostly omen of the promising profession Wye has forward of him.

This yr’s present takes a barely completely different kind than Seáyoncé’s earlier.

The ghost talking drag act returns to the perimeter this yr with a bang. (Photograph equipped through Berk’s Nest)

This time, the premise helps a misplaced soul – camp Essex boy Toby – cross by way of to the afterlife and defeat an evil demon.

This time, he’s additionally joined by a sidekick – the murderous pink-haired Lesley-Ann, who Seáyoncé “met in jail.”

Lesley gives the spooky piano music that accompanies the ghostly tales, in addition to hilarious occasional quips from the sidelines of their heavy cockney accent.

In character, Wye jokingly refers to himself as a “triple menace.” It may be argued that on this present he demonstrates that to be precisely the case.

He sings (excellently), makes jokes and likewise gives the viewers with genuinely inspiring and uplifting recommendation and takes on life. 

The jokes are fixed and none of them fell flat – even area of interest ones like these in regards to the “annoying Twitter gays”. 

This present is just not for the prudish – the innuendos come thick and quick. However so do some corny puns, which Wye will get away with because of the charming and cheeky method he tells them.

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The present’s storyline is assisted by slightly viewers participation – however it’s nothing too daunting or elaborate for individuals who is perhaps slightly shy.

After I wasn’t laughing out loud on the outrageous antics from our resident psychic, I discovered myself with a giant smile on my face. There was by no means a boring second.

The present ends with a twist – no spoilers – after which some genuinely heartwarming and life-affirming recommendation about being your true genuine self.

Total, it’s a hilarious, outrageous and fabulously queer present. I’d urge anybody to see this up-and-coming proficient drag queen whereas they’ve the prospect.

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