La Bohème
Until 25 Feb 2018

Review by Janice Bailey

Queensland entertainer Lisa La Celle has come south from Queensland to introduce her alter-ego Mercedes Deluca-Jones in all her glamour and glory. Mercedes has found herself alone with only her dream of becoming a Real Housewife of Surfers’ Paradise – in a new television show which she is hoping she can convince a producer to make a ‘reality’.

On opening night there were technical issues with sound which La Celle handled admirably, managing to incorporate the sound technician into the show. There was a small audience which did not help the flow of the show but this did not appear to phase La Celle. La Celle is advertised as an experienced vocalist but with the parody songs presented I was disappointed with this aspect. However, I feel there is better to come with a bigger audience.

Unfortunately I am not a fan of the Real Housewives of Anywhere so I had little empathy for ‘Mercedes’ and her trials and tribulations. However, those who find the ‘Real Housewives’ amusing and entertaining in spite of, or because of, their ‘tackiness’ will relate and accept it for what it is – a critique on our modern society – and a ‘bit of fun’ or, as in the words of Mercedes – ‘a colonic for the soul.’

Rating: 2.5 stars (out of 5)