Fringe 2016: Grumble: Sex Clown Saves the World – Le Cascadeur – The Garden of Unearthly Delights – 3.5K

By Olivia Henry


Upon walking into Le Cascadeur, the audience is met with a colourful pile of rubbish, and a pair of long, stiletto-clad legs protruding from a trash can.


What follows is a very odd, one-woman cabaret adventure to save the world. Betty Grumble is a self-described surreal showgirl and obscene beauty queen. It is easy to see why such unusual adjectives are combined to describe Grumble: her choreography says “my body is beautiful and sensual,” while her facial expressions say “I will eat you alive.” Her music says “disco party,” while her underlying message says “the world is dying.”


Betty Grumble: Sex Clown Saves the World is a surprisingly deep and artistic piece with a powerful message. For some people, this might be a little heavy for a Friday night. Others might enjoy the show for what it is: a quirky, messy, burlesque/cabaret show.


So head down to the Garden Of Unearthly Delights and get ready for full frontal nudity, rainbow poop and a night of questioning whether you’re actually in some super weird dream.




For tickets and show times, click here.

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