Glamourpuss a hit at Fringe World

Perth Cabaret Collective members perform Glamourpuss in the Edith Spiegeltent at Fringe World on Friday. Picture: Anita McInnes

CABARET duo Peaches and Cream were part of the Glamourpuss production at Fringe World on Friday evening, which played to a crowd of more than 300 people.

Peaches and Cream – dancers Grace Westaway of Burns Beach and Danielle Manera of Wanneroo – are part of the Perth Cabaret Collective, which this week won a Fringe World award.

Westaway and Manera have been dancers for about 15 years.

We are both from backgrounds of dance studios doing jazz, tap, ballet, contemporary and acrobatics – we started just purely burlesque two years ago,’’ they said. 

They love the burlesque community in Perth and really wanted to be able to perform with like-minded artists. 

“Our two last act songs were Gramophonedzie – Why Don’t you and Tequila! Remix as it’s has an old school vibe with a modern twist. 

“We were asked by the Sugar Duchess to join the PCC team early last year.’’ 

Perth Cabaret Collective, whose members are all Western Australian performers, has been invited to perform at the Melbourne Cabaret Festival in June.

The collective’s last Glamourpuss show at Fringe World on Friday included sass diva Cougar Morrison, crooner Mark Turner, the internationally acclaimed PCC showgirls and a nine-piece jazz band.

During the show Morrison who claimed to have been born in Midland made many costume changes and after one change made a risqué comment, which drew startled approval from the newest band member.

A crowd favourite Morrison earned a warm response upon launching into Non Je Ne Regrette Rein, which Edith Piaf used to sing.

Turner and Morrison closed the show with Diamonds are a Girl’s  Best Friend.

 A Go Fund Me page has been set up to help the troupe raise $12,000 towards the cost of sending a nine-piece jazz band with instruments, two singers and five showgirls to Melbourne.

Perth Cabaret Collective founding director Jess Herbert said sending 16 people to Melbourne to perform was a dream come true but beyond their budget.

“We’re looking for support from benefactors to help us take the next step in our performance careers and we want to show Melbourne the talent that comes from WA,’’ she said.

“We could even perform at private events by way of thanks for donations over $2000.”

Perth Cabaret Collective is Western Australia’s most successful cabaret troupe taking out Fringe World awards every year since 2015 including best WA cabaret four times.