Friday 15 April 2022

Dazza and Keif Reenact the Titanic Movie Playing All the Roles review (Melbourne International Comedy Festival)

They've gone viral, and they've gone into space...where to next for local superstars Dazza and Keif? The movies of course. After spending lockdown together at Dazza's mum's house and watching the masterpiece Titanic on repeat, the two besties (#NoHomo) have decided to reenact the film by playing all the characters. But we are assured this will be fun as they have cut out all the boring chick dialogue and added some fully sick dance moves. Welcome to Dazza and Keif Reenact the Titanic Movie Playing All the Roles.

Having seen the digital delivery of Dazza and Keif Reenact... at Melbourne Fringe last year, I did debate going as I had essentially seen the show. However, this experience was a reminder that nothing can top live theatre and being in the same room as this rapturous audience giving huge applause and cheers made this a completely brand new show with non-stop laughs.

This is due to the incredible hard work that the brains behind Dazza and Keif have put in to making Dazza and Keif Reenact... . Sure it's full of dick jokes and sexual innuendos, but Danni Ray and Keely Windred have given Dazza and Keif such authentic personalities that these jokes are funny and accepted because it is who these "people" are. The language, mannerisms and body language used are true to Dazza and Keif's world and we are always laughing with them and never at them (except when Dazza delivers his zingers towards Keif - sorry Keif).

Special mention must go to props master extraordinaire Justin Nott who almost steals the show as he brings to life the unsinkable ship, as well as other items pivotal to scenes, like the floating door in the ocean and the clock that the two lovers meet at. His movement and facial expressions are hilarious and his solo ocean themed interpretive dance is utterly mesmerising.

Dazza and Keif might not be the sharpest crayons in the box but they are, as are Ray and Windred, one of the funniest duos in the comedy circuit. Ray and Windred have tapped into something quite unique with Dazza and Keif and the relationship between them, and we are so fortunate that they have shared them with us.

Click here for my interview with Dazza and Keif prior to their digital season of the show at Melbourne Fringe Festival last year.


The Butterfly Club, Carson Place, Melbourne CBD
until 17 April, 10pm
50 minutes
$35 Full | $31 Concession
The Butterfly Club and Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Image Credit: J Forsyth 

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