WORSHIP – THE GILDED EDITION
FRINGE WORLD FESTIVAL 2020
Back for a second year, Worship – The Gilded Edition, is not your average sequel. It is in fact not average in any respect. This show was created, curated and produced by the creative visionary that is Essie Foxglove (Foxglove Productions). With a background in fine art and photography, Foxglove has created a show that at every point feels like it could be a cinematic work of art. Lighting, sound and attention to detail give this show a polished edge that is unrivaled by other shows of its kind.
The theme of the show is in the title; performers explore the concept of worship on stage, provoking audience members to reflect on that very same question. If you want to understand the artistic zeitgeist of this particular era, you need not look any further than Worship. The show is avant-garde in some ways, however not inaccessible in understanding. It finds a point of reference with audience members and pushes their knowledge and understanding, as well as their comfort zone. And that is what good art does.
This fusion of cabaret and surreal performance art features an enthralling array of Western Australian burlesque, circus, drag and musical performers. From Perth’s burlesque sweetheart Darla Harland, to the enigmatic Essie Foxglove, the exceptional Ginava, the fierce Smokey LaBare, the athletic Matthew Pope and the voice like velvet from Owen De Marchi. Worship brings an array of personalities that seamlessly and simultaneously come together to bring this show to life.
Worship – The Gilded Edition has now completed its run at Connections, but watch out for more from the creators of this show in the future.