Review: THE KRANSKY SISTERS – Piece of Cake

Deliciously quirky fun

By Christine Moffat

The three lovely Kransky Sisters, Mourne, Eve and their half-sister Dawn, hail from Esk in Queensland. They have been touring Australia and the rest of the world for over a decade.

The Kransky Sisters

You could be forgiven for assuming that their act must have dated in that time, but it hasn’t. They are as fresh as a spring daisy!The ladies like to perform their offbeat interpretations of songs that they have heard ‘on the wireless’, or while ‘standing outside a discothèque’. Some of their songs are surprisingly recent, and the result is riotously funny.

These seasoned performers also know that there’s nothing much funnier than audience participation, and they milk it for all it’s worth. Two victims were selected last night, and although they were hilariously humiliated on stage, both walked away happy.

A Kransky Sisters’ show is essentially an excellent musical comedy. Over the course of the hour, they fill you in on their travels and their early lives, including some interesting, slightly dark insights about ‘Mother‘. This is interspersed with what they feel are relevant songs to the topic at hand. The combination of their odd tales with some of the best-known cover songs in rock and roll is hilarious.

These very unusual sisters play strange and varied instruments, including (but not limited to) a wood saw, a tuba, saucepan and even a toilet brush! They also have superb voices, and so every song is not just funny, but musically fantastic.

Although their shtick remains almost unchanged from their beginnings in 2000, the show is new and surprising. The entire cabaret show is a whole lot of weird fun that may even get you singing Kransky-style on the train home… Their style is classic but absolutely not dated: I’m sure Mother would be pleased.

The Kransky Sisters: Piece of Cake

Venue: The Hi-Fi, 125 Swanston St

Dates: 10 – 14 April, 16 – 21 April

Times: Tues – Sat 7pm, Sun 6pm

Price: $30 – $39


Ticketmaster 1300 660 013

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