Fringe 2012: The Princess of Porn

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Fringe 2012: The Princess of Porn

Me and Snow White Productions

Photo by Mountain Man Media.

PERFORMANCES:
Saturday, July 7, 11 p.m.
Monday, July 9, 4:45 p.m.
Wednesday, July 11, 9:15 p.m.
Thursday, July 12, 1:45 p.m.
Friday, July 13, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 14, 7:30 p.m.

VENUE:
Randolph Theatre (736 Bathurst Street)

Six fairy-tale princesses are disillusioned with their happily ever afters, and so, with the aid of their bawdy fairy grandmother, they set off in search of new stories. What they come across are the former kingdoms of Love and Information, now rebranded as the kingdoms of Porn and Babble (re: social media). A forbidden romance between the Princess of Porn and the Prince of Babble becomes the framework of a musical, with the harem of lost princesses singing chorus and meddling when possible.

Though full of ribald physical humour and a faithfully charming performance by Christian Jeffries as the smartphone-addicted Queen of Babble, the script is lacking and the performance leans heavily on its racy premise. Snow White serenading a sex toy is good for a chuckle, but there’s not much else to this scandalous twist on Disney’s classics.

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