KEY BAL­ANC­ING ROLE

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - LIFESTYLE -

FOR­MER Ur­sula Frayne Catholic Col­lege stu­dent Joanna Tyler has pol­ished her disco balls and stocked up on glit­ter in prepa­ra­tion for the cos­mic cabaret Saucy Jack and the Space Vix­ens at Fringe World this year.

De­scribed by di­rec­tor Lorna Mackie as an ad­dic­tive mix of fun, naugh­ti­ness and glit­ter, the in­ter­ac­tive theatre ex­pe­ri­ence will hit Rigby’s Bar on St. Ge­orges Ter­race this month.

Tyler plays Ju­bilee Cli­max and de­scribed her char­ac­ter as “an in­sane cross be­tween a fierce sci-fi crime fighter and Bar­barella”.

“She’s done her years of be­ing shy and used by men and made the de­ci­sion to be an am­bi­tious, butt-kick­ing space queen in­stead,” she said.

“Ju­bilee oozes con­fi­dence and is an amaz­ing char­ac­ter to play.”

Saucy Jack and the Space Vix­ens peaked Tyler’s in­ter­est be­cause of its ori­gins at the Ed­in­burgh Fringe Fes­ti­val.

“The show uses quite a bit of au­di­ence par­tic­i­pa­tion, which is great fun as a per­former and a bit more chal­leng­ing than your stan­dard mu­si­cal,” Ms Tyler said.

“It’s all about bal­anc­ing the com­edy of the show with the jour­ney of the char­ac­ter. You don’t want to end up play­ing the role too over-the-top be­cause the au­di­ence will lose in­ter­est.”

The 18+ show plays from 8pm on Fe­bru­ary 18, 19 and 20.

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