The fashion expert from ABC’S Get Krack!n breaks out with a solo show that’s sarong it’s sa-right
WHEN HELEN BIDOU made her debut on the ABC’S satirical breakfast TV show Get Krack!n less than a year ago, a new star of media and entertainment was born. The style guru, who bears a striking resemblance to Australian stand-up and character comedian Anne Edmonds, will bring her fashion tips and enviable collection of sarongs to the stage in her first live show.
“I am in a lot of trouble with the tax department,” Bidou says, when asked why she’s decided to take her talents to the comedy festival. She’s promising an eclectic night of “chitty chats, songs, sarongs and just good fun”, and will put her background in musical theatre to good use.
It’s a big change in direction for the vivacious and eccentric style superstar, who got her legup on the small screen working alongside the creators of the hit web series The Katering Show and Get Krack!n, Kate Mclennan and Kate Mccartney.
“I was invited onto Get Krack!n after I consulted on one of the Kates’ rumpus room remodel, fusing a laidback vibe with modern fixtures for the perfect functional space for their family to have the lifestyle that awaits them. I still haven’t been paid and Kate’s Instagram post about delays was unfair, and she is liable for defamation.”
Bidou is now fielding offers for future TV projects (“Won’t give too much away but does
Handmaid’s Tale season two ring any bells?”) but says she’s thrilled to use her uniquely uplifting presenting skills on stage. So is there any single message Bidou is hoping audiences will take away from the show?
“Yes. Simon, my former life partner, will leave the show knowing he’s thrown away the most vivacious girl in the world.” Helen Bidou: Enter the Spinnaker Lounge, Victoria Hotel, 215 Little Collins St, Melbourne 3000. www.comedyfestival.com.au. $25$34. Mar 30-Apr 21.
“I consulted on Kate’s rumpus room remodel”