FRINGE REVIEW: Peter and Bambi Heaven, The Magic Inside
They often say to expect the unexpected (in cases where the unknown is all that you can rely upon).
So imagine my baffled reaction when the antics of Peter and Bambi Heaven ensued. Residing from the Gold Coast, the deluded duo embody nothing but pure chaos. It was an uproarious night; cue sequins, high-energy dancing, comical exchanges and plentiful shenanigans. If anything, it was a Greek tragedy of epic proportions.
Perhaps the ultimate hamartia of the show would have been how initially mislead I had been. Whilst I was definitely inclined to the expectation of seeing magic-based stunts, their repertoire was eccentric at best, albeit overdone. Despite the show coming across as more of a a mock-magic act, Peter (Asher Treleaven) and Bambi (Gypsy Wood) had such great on-stage chemistry the audience found themselves wholly entertained. The pair had even been previously featured on France’s Got Talent, and for all the right reasons it seems. If intentional daftness, choral satire and overblown demeanours were to constitute the definition of cabaret, well, then Peter and Bambi Heaven would surely be the epitome of it.
All in all, one would have to be completely ready to undergo a real laugh-out-loud catharsis. By the exodus I had already given in to the show's bout of both violating and laughter-inducing hilarity. With instances of nudity and blatant cheekiness, the act is something you might want to think twice about bringing your grandmother to.
You may find yourself in an amused state of disarray, but you won’t be betrayed with the insane laughter you’re vulnerable to be experiencing.