If you go down to the woods today, you’re in for a big surprise. Because everyone else will be in Fingers Piano Bar. In the only show of its kind this fringe, Dave the Bear proves he is not just a pretty face; his musical talent, charisma and humorous asides guarantee that this show will have something for everyone.
Gorgeous, hairy, with a very sexy back. What’s not to love?
An original twist on a typically feminine genre, Bearlesque has all the ingredients of a burlesque show; talent, music, pass the parcel (?) and a little bit of nudity. For all this, Dave’s real strength is in his singing voice. Delivering sizzling interpretations of R&B standards, and some original songs of his own, this was a truly captivating performance. Dave’s partner Mister Meredith, who also has his own fringe show, provides able accompaniment and is a talent in his own right.
You do not need to appreciate bears, or even burlesque to enjoy this show. Get yourself down there. This is one of the highlights of the Fringe. If that hasn’t sold it to you, check out Dave’s website www.hairyprettythings.com