Australian diva and star of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Courtney Act has landed in Edinburgh. Act is a superstar in her own right: it’s hard to believe this is her first Edinburgh Fringe. With an informative and hilarious education on music from down under, we are treated to a variety of songs all originally sang by Australian singers and now sang by their very own Courtney.
From love torn classics that bring the audience to a stunned silence, to sexy dance numbers that’ll have you singing along at the top of your voice, there is so much more to the Aussie girl than you expect.
Courtney Act gives us so much more than lip syncing; her voice is astounding as she belts out ballads and leaves us in awe. She puts on a spectacular performance with a haunting tone to her voice that mesmerises the audience with every song she sings. As if her voice isn’t enough, her quick witted comedy flows through the show effortlessly, leaving nothing without her quips and hilarious anecdotes.
Of course it wouldn’t be a drag show without stunning costumes and The Girl From Oz does not disappoint. Courtney Act will dazzle in, probably, the most glitter of any show this Fringe and reinvents the character of Dorothy with a fabulous new look.
You won’t be able to take your eyes off her.
Words: Nastassia Sutherland
Picture: Greg Baily
Courtney Act: The Girl From Oz, Underbelly’s Circus Hub, Aug 17-27 (not 21), 6pm