Reviewer: Christopher Owen
The Public Reviews Rating:
Comprised of three of the UK’s Best Drag acts Vanilla Lush, Vicky Vivacious, and Mary Mac, the Supreme Fabulettes here present their first full length show, with a riotous energy to an absolutely packed to bursting Madame JoJo’s.
Entitled – Love, Rhythm and Tears, and interspersed with some entertaining video sketches (including a hilarious cameo by Sinitta) and impressive costumes from the elegant to the ridiculous – the Supreme Fabulettes take you through, in the song sense, a who’s who of numbers from the cabaret club world. From Tina Turner, to Girls Aloud and Adele providing the audience with an infectious energy that is inescapable alongside some impressively accurate vocal harmony work. Throughout the show, there is space for banter with the audience and each other, not only to give the acts time to de-sweat and breathe in-between mash-ups, but also to break up the evening slightly. It is fun but needs tightening up as can get hard to listen to three strands of conversation all happening at once.
Whilst every diva gets their moment to shine, the star of the show is without question Mary Mac, whose rendition of All Cried Out is a show stopping highlight to rival any female performance. She commands the stage and the audience with an attitude that displays great natural comic timing whilst being able to back it up with much more than cheeky one liners, and a powerhouse voice to boot.
Barring a few video technical difficulties and a far too loud sound system (it makes you feel the rhythm and tears quite literally) this was a fun filled, riot of an evening which suits an underground club such as Madame JoJo’s perfectly. The Supreme Fabulettes are going to hit the big time and you won’t want to miss out.