MG’S APOTHECARY CABARET POT LUCK RUBBER STOCKING OF MAYHEM
Featuring photos and performances from Invocation, Transition, Terrible-Twos
September, November, December 2017
So here’s the deal… we went to three Apothecary shows in the last part of 2017: Invocation! Transition! Terrible-Twos!… but sadly for our sins we haven’t written them up yet (whip lashes for us!). Since they’re churning around in our head and dotted around on our show-pads we thought it would be fun to chuck them all into a black rubber stocking and pull out some of the photos and performances…
Who will appear? Who will perform? What will show up? And what will actually happen?
Anything could go down…
So without further ado…
Rummage… rummage… rummage… ta da!
Woohoo! We bloody love L’amour Lemonde… she’s a champion… and what exactly is she dressed up as? This act is called Madame Goha and she’s dressed in white and yellow and a HUGE flowery headdress! Bit epic! The pictures say a whole lot more than the text! Looky loo! Looky loo!:
As for the performance…
Madame Goha has a yellow bird, which is really quite mad – and now she’s cutting her ear off! A true artist! And the performance is as mad as the picture! You’ll have to catch it sometime.
Hang on, there’s a photo stuck to the back of this performance…
Who is it?
Oh, it’s MARIPOSA BOP!
So sometime back in November Bop shaved her head for charity… and looked mighty fine with it too! So well done, Bop!
Now what or who have we got next? Let’s dip in a little deeper to see what we find. It’s
Smashlyn bounds onto the stage: bald head, tattoos all over, and black silk fans in her hands…
Some immense sweeping of the fans… as the fans go down, the corset comes off… Xs on her nipples!
It’s thundercharged… electric… big, bad and vibrant… but wait! Something else if coming out… what is it? It’s a STAPLER!
Some twisted games to played.
Smashlyn grabs the stapler..
Staples things to her body!
A photo of DRISCOLL BLEAK appears to be stuck to this one as well… that Doctor gets everywhere!
But there’s no time to stop rummaging… rummage like a rummagy thing… oh, what have we here… it’s
ELLA THE GREAT!
Ah, now this was very cool… and it’s taught me to ALWAYS WRITE ABOUT THE SHOW… and not just turn up and have fun. I don’t have any notes for this one, but I do have some memories and access to photos…
Ella arrived on stage silently – a sense of mischief underneath. It was a mime act where anything can happen…
The audience anticipated. What did it see? It’s all a mystery…
And Ella had fun: she had a phone hidden in her hair, she borrowed clothes and other things from the audience… she played around, caused a little chaos, had us all wondering about our own sanity.
Speaking on chaos, another picture has fallen out of the stocking… it’s a MONSTER HAT!
Now this purple monster hat of Bop’s. I love it so. What do you think?
Oh, look…there’s Kitty Petite…
Seem to be a lot of photos stuck to the insides of this stocking… but hang on… I think we’ve got something here. Oh, it’s a performance. It’s
Georgeous Michael steps onto the stage: swept hair, beard, waistcoat, leather trousers… a perfect outfit for dancing and raucous entertainment!
Too Funky busts out the speakers… the audience is ravenous for the sexiness of George…
Which is good… because the clothes are coming off!
The waistcoat goes flying, the trousers slither down… the George is practically naked…
But now the music changes… slows… becomes more loving, increasingly seductive… Careless Whisper sweets itself from the speakers…
Bop’s waving a lighter!
It’s a tender performance, a slender, sultry, romantic dance…
Another rummage, another performance! Who is it? Who is it? It’s…
Woohooo! YYY and her loved up anarcho sex funk! Whoop! Whoop! Whoop!
Rubyyy arrives on stage in black sequins and orange flame [what would you call them?] arm flares…
“I’m Ruby Three-Ys Jones… I’m a big fat fabulous queer Canadian…”
“Scream for me!”
“Don’t I look gorgeous!”
Rubyyy goes nuts, spins furiously: in control-out of control-in control! BOOM!
“Cheer for me!”
“You’re so fucking welcome!”
Woohoo! Love it.
And that seems to be stuck together with…
And that performance comes another picture… now… who is that in the picture and in the picture inside a picture? It’s… POPPY LIQUEUR AKA DAVE
Oh, a performance has dropped on the floor… fallen madly from the stocking. Who is it? It’s…
Ah, the Intrepid one arrives on stage in a big coat looking exceedingly vampyric…the music shimmers out of the speakers…
As the coat comes off, Lady Intrepid moves in time to the sounds: dark, seductive, mysterious, alluring. Black underwear and nipple covers…
The performance is cunning; a dimly lit outline of a dancer in an 18th century theatre. Wax and wine comes out, poured over her arms and chest…running down her body. The vampire’s delight!
And stuck to that seems to be another performer: one with an incredibly crafted beard. Hmm… it looks like
This was a thunderous Nordic God of a performance… big beard, barrel chested, wicked and strong…
Oh, but that photo was taken after the clothing had been stripped off and a bucket of water
Had been poured over Rex’s head… messy performers eh… but back to the action…
Rex charges around the stage, throwing clothing here and there… diving into the crowd, going nuts… even grabbed Mr MG’s arm… look!
It’s a barnstoming behemoth of an act… crazy, wonderful, badass and fun!
Oh, here’s a photo of GOOD NESS GRACIOUS… and some cake…
And what do we get with left over cake? We seem to have a Raccoon! Played by…
The Raccoon winds its way through the audience.. .it has a super massive tail and it’s hunting through bins, through pockets, through leftovers.. .it’s clearly looking for titbits and handouts… but wohooo it’s found something. What has it found? It’s found some cake!
MUNCH MUNCH MUNCH! Happy Raccoon!
The theme from the TV show The Raccoons (what else, right?) blasts out from the speaker…cake time over, dance time begins!
“You can run with us… we have everything you need…”
The Raccoon has hit the stage! Now it’s going wild! Fuelled by sugar and leftovers it’s running rampant!
Another ass shake!
And now a boob shake!
Now it’s writhing around on the stage provocatively… an animal wild, an animal happy!
And it’s done!
Running off to find some other bins to a rapturous Apothecary applause!
I do believe the Raccoon has finished off the rest of the stocking… hmmm…
Oh, hang on… I think there’s something else lurking at the bottom… rummage, rummage, rummage… oh fuck it, let’s tip it out of the rubber and see what we have…
FLUBBER! FLUBBER! FLUBBER!
Latex sticks to itself like mad…
Wait for it… wait for it… wait for it…
WHAT IS IT? WHAT IS IT? WHAT IS IT?
IS IT A LUMP OF COAL? A MOULDY SATSUMA?
Thank you, Apothecary, you’ve been tons of fun!
Photos by Rob Brazier