Titty Bar Ha Ha: Club Titticana

The fabulous duo, Titty Bar Ha Ha, are back again for another Adelaide Fringe and, although Hope and Grace’s hair colour may have changed, their musical antics, outrageous overshares and demands for crowd participation have not. Club Titticanna is the third show for the “murderous hostesses” who, having successfully evaded capture by luxuriating on a tropical beach, are suddenly forced to stage a sham wedding, or be burnt as witches, by island authorities. Obviously, the ladies can’t manage a wedding on their own...

The show begins, in classic Titty Ba Ha Ha style, with a resounding performance of lyrically-reworked musical favourites from icons such as the Eagles and Cyndi Lauper. The vocal talents of both ladies make this a remarkably strong opening which immediately sets the pace for the performance. Any amateur musical enthusiast, with a naughty sense of humour, will probably enjoy Grace and Hope’s unique and original compilation of songs, on topics ranging from staying in on a Friday night to the appearance of grey pubic hair. With the exception of one politically topical song, which only slightly misses the mark, most will make you giggle and leave you wishing you had a better memory.

However, the real fun is to be had between the songs when you can "volunteer" your friends to participate in the bridal party! (Beware – they may just return the favour.)

If you can survive being offered up as a prospective groom or chief bride's maid, you will be amply rewarded with unidentified free-alcohol, peanut butter filled bananas and buckets full of organic hilarity. If audience involvement isn’t usually your ‘thing’ I would strongly recommend going with a large friendly group, have a pre-drink or two beforehand, and try it at least once. (I promise the ladies will be gentle with you.) You’ll be “impressed, aroused [and] appalled,” and probably all at once!

For a show that mixes vocal talent, vulgarity and hilarity you can’t go past Titty Bar Ha Ha. In short, ladies and gentlemen, “it’s fucking vintage!”

★★★½

For show times and to book tickets, see the Fringe guide.