Reviews from Talkfringe
The Talents of Darkness is billed as an “unforgettable experience of the unusual” and it lives up to that name. Hosted by drag queen Bebe Tricx.
Bebe Tricx begins by inviting an audience member on stage to break a light globe and then proceeds to eat a piece. This sets the tone of the show, part gore, part burlesque, and part shock value.
Murderclown the Sane offers some comic relief; be it playing a game of “vodka or acid” or having audience members tie him to a chair and watching him try to escape.
Bebe Tricx has a few more tricks up her sleeve between other acts that made the audience cringe, including putting a needle in the skin and a balloon up the nose.
In the intimate venue audience involvement helps make the show and drives the energy. The performers clearly enjoyed what they were doing. If you’re looking for something a little left field with a taste of gore this could be the show for you.
Brilliant show! Very entertaining with lots of laughs and some really skilled performers. Loved every minute!
Loved the show, great bunch of people, murderclown is fantastically unsettling!
Loved the show! Creepy clowns, drag, burlesque, magic and lots of fire, what more could you want!!
I saw the opening night and felt welcome right from the start with the beautiful girl on the door and the wonderful setting with candles looked beautiful. Bebe Tricx compared so well. Her tricks were slick and quick. The fire performers were amazing. How Murderclown the Sane doesn’t burn his beard one wonders. A unique show you really should not miss. Very professional.
We loved the show with all the scary, crazy, funny performers and antics! We went to the Talents of Darkness on Feb 17 and we are going again on March 17.
How Murderclown the Sane maintains a straight-face for most of the show is anyone’s guess. It is amazing that he has so much hair including facial hair when he does what he does with fire! You tying him up (or down) won’t work; he can escape anything! The other fire performers bring their own brand of sizzle. Drag queen of ceremonies, Bebe Tricx is sweet and funny and calmly coordinates chaotic fiery craziness. We’re going again; I think that says it all. Great Show, People!
I don’t go to most Fringe shows. It’s not about the content, or the vibe – they’re mostly pretty okay! But it wouldn’t matter – it’s not possible for a person to go to most Fringe shows. You can certainly go to some – you can! And that’s great – but the problem is there’s so many that for you to go to most, i.e. MORE than half, would likely require one to be in more than one place at a time. Not possible. Soz.
After realising physics itself prevented me from attending literally every Fringe show ever, I decided to go to this one. I just… I had this feeling that maybe, maybe it would be… special, somehow? Besides, it was an ensemble show so on balance it had to have at least something good on the bill.
I wasn’t disappointed. There were some drag acts, and a few acts centered around fire. There was this clown, a Murderclown it turns out, and he’s apparently sane. Good to, you know… good to get that out there. In case there were any… doubts.
Regardless, the show moved briskly and didn’t want for stimulating action.
But by far, the crowning achievement was the physical humour and chemistry between one Murderclown & Bebe Tricx. There was a tarpaulin and it’s seriously the tidiest bit of stageplay & banter I’ve seen in a long time.
Go. Go for the tarpaulin. Stay for the flames.
Amazing show! Best night out I’ve had in a long time. Absolutely sizzling – even the stage hands were HOT!!!
Some reviews edited for brevity.