Gentleman Prefer Blokes – the talented Courtney Act & Trevor Ashley

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Gentleman Prefer Blokes is an hilarious, and even amusingly political, return of the duo Courtney Act (Ru Paul’s Drag Race, Australian Idol) and Trevor Ashley (Les Miserables, Fat Swan) to the stage.

The night, at the Brisbane Powerhouse, was a vignette of movie and musical parodies and politically minded pastiches – from the classic tear-jerker Beaches (now Bitches) to Wicked, and an amusing set featuring the Crossdressing Christians looking to convert any gay members of the audience to their Christian ways. One shy Brisbane local, Dan Venz, was dragged on stage to face the wrath of the Crossdressing Christians as they performed a deviantly sexually arousing exorcism of his gay ways.Courtney Act & Trevor Ashley in Gentleman Prefer Blokes with Dan Venz Onstage

During one act Courtney and Trevor sung politically arresting lyrics about how far behind we are in Australia regarding gay marriage and other LGBTIQ issues.

As Courtney Act, on her official website says, ‘7 years ago I went skiing in Canada right before our sold out Mardi Gras show opened in Sydney. I broke my leg and had to do the whole thing in a wheel chair. We spent most of what we would have made on couples therapy to stop Trevor from killing me. But we have the 7 year itch and we’re brining the show back in style – at the Sydney Opera House, The Powerhouse in Brissy and The GH in Melbs. I promise not to engage in an adventure sports between now and Mardi Gras.’

If you can I highly recommend seeing the show – whether your a fan of Courtney Act or Trevor Ashley, or not, you will find the night one of the funniest nights you’ll have had in awhile. Trevor’s singing impresses, whereas Courtney’s has improved so much even in the year (since I last saw her perform as part of Bianca Del Rio’s Comedy Special) that her voice at times skyrocketed as good as or even surpassed Trevor’s. What an achievement.

Gentleman Prefer Blokes is showing at the GH Hotel in Melbourne from 25th-27th February 2016 then at the Sydney Opera House from 3rd-5th March 2016.