The A Club
Until 16 Mar 2019

Review by Doug Phillips

Presented at the 2019 Adelaide Fringe Festival

Brace yourselves. “Pamela’s Palace” is not for those looking for a sweet little play about hairdressing. This is a fast paced, maniacal night of comedy, choreography, songs, and (don’t flinch) audience participation.

Don’t let the interactive aspect of this show put you off though. No-one who found themselves part of the show would regret attending. It’s all in good fun, and no-one was humiliated. One gentleman did head home slightly different to the way he rocked up though.

The humour is witty, and constant. The musical numbers aren’t Broadway, but they’re too much fun to forget.

As Pamela rallies her staff, Tiffany-Rose and Bronwyn, to compete for glory against a rival salon, their antics and individual ambitions hilariously work against each other.

These ladies are terrific performers. With excellent comedic timing, stage presence, and vocal talent, every mark is hit and even the occasional unavoidable mis-hap was covered with ease.

The stage was in adequate. In pretty much all areas. For this show, it wasn’t wide enough, it wasn’t deep enough, it didn’t have the backstage and wings space required, and the set was too basic.

A great fun night though, and something in it for everyone to enjoy.

Rating: 3.5 Stars (out of 5)