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Lots of Trix and monkey business
The West Australian Cabaret act Trixie and Monkey at the Fringe venue The Budgie Smuggler. Picture: Michael O'Brien/The West Australian

There's no business like monkey business for two Fringe World favourites.

Colourful New York burlesque circus duo Trixie and the Evil Hate Monkey, aka Trixie Little and Adam Krandle, have been scaling the heights and plumbing the depths together for more than a decade.

In their latest show Bottoms Up Circus, the pair play on double meanings, acrobatic banana games and physical comic cabaret. "We both love booze and the circus, so it is a homage to the things we love," Little said.

People ought to know what to expect when the show is marketed as featuring outstanding feats of strength, skill, nudity and stupidity.

"It is a good list of skills, isn't it," Little said.

"I always ask Monkey if it is a three-banana night, a four-banana night or a seven-banana night.

"A seven-banana night is a very good night."

They were delighted by the response of Perth audiences at their Fringe World debut last year.

"We found that people were game for all of it," Little said. "We found that everyone really understood our sense of humour and appreciated it."

Trixie and Monkey's Bottoms Up Circus is on at _The West Australian _Spiegeltent from tonight until Sunday.

"It is special to perform in the Spiegeltent," Little said. "We don't get them that often in America, so it is really unique.

"The festival is so bright and colourful and crazy. We love being here."

Stephen Bevis