Lot of butch with camp on the side
Boylesque: MrBen Lewis, Dellaforce, Captain Kidd, Shivannah and Mr Biggs. Picture: Simon Santi/The West Australian

Fringe World stars the Briefs have returned to Perth with a new member - self-described Broome beach rat Louis Biggs.

The beefcake "boylesque" circus troupe recruited the juggler and acrobat after spotting him in a show by WA's Lunar Circus at last year's Fringe.

Biggs' first mission in Perth after touring Europe for the past seven months was to head straight to the beach.

It was a buzz returning to WA in such a renowned outfit as the Briefs, Biggs said. "There is all sorts of excitement this year," he said. "Last year's Fringe was my kickstart to this and I couldn't be happier."

The six-man troupe started out in Brisbane's renegade cabaret scene and pay homage to vaudeville, circus, dance, clowning and drag.

Their latest show adds a "boylesque birdbath" segment to a mix that includes aerial straps, hula hoops, feather dancing and feats of strength.

"I do a Rubik's Cube yo-yo number which is a little bit of schoolboy fun," Biggs said. "It's a little bit quirky and original."

He described the act as "a whole lot of butch with a truckload of camp on the side".

The Briefs perform at The West Australian _Spiegeltent in the Pleasure Garden at Russell Square until February 9.

The West Australian

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