Melbourne Fringe: Boys Boys Boys

Does Nico sleep with the guys she does for the sex or for the t-shirts she takes home in the morning?

Boys Boys Boys - Melbourne Fringe 2015
Boys Boys Boys – Melbourne Fringe 2015

Opening nights can be a bit like first dates or first hook-ups. Awkward at first, but if you’ve got cool stories to tell or you can relax into it, you can make it feel like you’ve known each other for a while. In Boys Boys Boys, Nico tells some cool stories – about chip guy, about singing ‘My Body Is A Wonderland’ in the pauses during making out. And about the t-shirts she’s collected along the way.

The songs she chooses range from soulful to wacky and she’s got the voice to pull that off. There’s some tension in her stories about love versus pleasure, but overall it feels a bit unfocused. In some moments, she’s Amy Winehouse. In others, she’s Fran Fine. And wouldn’t you want to go on that date, whether or not you get a t-shirt in the end?


Boys Boys Boys
Review Date: 22 September 2015, 7pm
Venue: The Wilde – Getrude St, Fitzroy
Closing Date: 26 September 2015
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Keith Gow is an internationally-produced playwright, best known for Who Are You Supposed to Be (Edinburgh Fringe 2013, Melbourne Fringe 2014, Adelaide Fringe 2015). He is also co-writer of the upcoming supernatural drama series Sonnigsburg which will air on Channel 31. He blogs about his writing, film and theatre at

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