Fringe World Review: Sinsuality offers cabaret, circus, drag debauchery and much more

A drag-filled cabaret circus themed around the theological Roman Catholic seven deadly sins? Sounds like a recipe for something raucous but distinctly left of centre, filled with innuendo and debauchery!

‘Sinsuality: Make It Reign’ brings all that and more, led by larger-than-life drag MC BarbieQ, driving the show forward all while offering insights into her romance, sex life and marriage with co-act Karl Kayoss.

It must be said, BarbieQ is very funny. She’s the variety show’s through line, connecting the deadly sins theme. Kinetic Circus‘ seven acts showcase the seven sins, including Matthew Pope‘s unforgettable “gluttony” aerial performance, complete with pig-tail and apple ball gag look.

Ruby Lai and Sugar du Joure all but dangle from the ceiling, mastering the flying pole and leaving the audience awestruck and open-mouthed. Later, the raunch-factor rockets when all of the performers get together for a sinful orgy – strap-on and all!

The 60 minute runtime whizzes by, as acts acrobatically and erotically come and go by BarbieQ’s on-stage throne, accompanied by confetti pouring from the ceiling and music blaring. It’s nothing you’ve not seen before, but it all happens at once, which is mighty fun.

A marriage of burlesque, cabaret, circus, comedy and drag, fuelled by a highly engaging and debaucherously delicious MC. Prepare to be shocked, yes, but prepare to be dazzled too.


Sinsuality: Make It Reign will wrap their Fringe World run on Saturday 5th February. Grab your tickets HERE.
To explore the full Fringe World schedule, visit the festival website HERE.

Ben Somerford

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