The Miss Behave Gameshow @ Gilded Balloon

The Miss Behave Gameshow has its roots in cabaret and drag, it turns the meaning of performance on its head by asking the audience to lead the way.

Review by Grace Lavender | 17 Aug 2018
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The Miss Behave Gameshow is a raucous 70 minutes of fun, laughing, dancing and shouting. Hosted by the glittering Miss Behave, this is a gameshow unlike any other.

If audience participation leaves you queasy then this is not the show for you. All 300 audience members are players in this anarchic gameshow where there are no rules or regulations, and where anything you do can get you a point. Miss Behave splits and there are different rounds and games which all are welcome to get involved with, from ‘Name That Song’ to ‘Oldest in the Room’. However, the rounds act more like prompts, and audience reactions range from improvised dancing to spontaneous stripping in a show which is not for the faint of heart.

Miss Behave and her glamorous assistant Tiffany, reside over the carnage with quick wit and searing humour. Both provide entertainment of their own, from dance routines to cabaret performances. Very occasionally the confusion and commotion lead to gaps in the show, but this is to be expected when so much of it is improvised. Miss Behave and Tiffany are always successful in keeping the show moving and keeping the audience entertained.

It is surprising and uplifting to see the reaction of an audience who are effectively asked to perform for one another. In many ways, the show is completely subversive. Not only does The Miss Behave Gameshow has its roots in cabaret and drag, it turns the meaning of performance on its head by asking the audience to lead the way.  


The Miss Behave Gameshow, Gilded Balloon Teviot (Debating Hall), 12 - 18 Aug, 22:45, £12.50 (£10.50)

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