The Noodle Girls are back with a brand new show ‘Wigging Out’.
Razzamatazz is the land of body positivity and no garbage, and it’s also the home of the ‘Noodle Girls’. Two noodles living in the wig garden, with the sun, a flower, and rock, for company. Every day is perfect…until… the King of Parramatta Road has stolen a wig! Now the two noodles must adventure down Parramatta Road through to Sydney before it’s sold at Paddy’s markets.
Playing with satirical characters from iconic Australian stores like Bakers Delight, Spotlight, Adairs, Myer and more, Lauren Mcaught and Rachael Fairweather steer a ship of laughs and (from the sounds of the crowd) an obvious loyal fanbase.
The show allows for eclectic parodies, many a wig change, energetic sketches, and even sketches that are obvious call backs to previous shows are still enjoyed with new eyes and ears. Bright moments for me are when sketches are given more time, and when the two run a tight parody. They do stumble around some scene changes, costume mishaps, and a sense of doing some things on the fly. However, this show of Ali Express wigs doesn’t pretend to be anything polished or pretentious. It’s charm is in it’s real moments, when character and comedian switch in between, and the two women are able to break the fourth wall and claim any mistakes, which gains them more laughs anyway.
Highlights include a body positive song about tummies, a shortage in gingham supply, and audience participation in challenges. The most charming thing was that it just felt like pure fun for those on and off stage. If we’re going by personality, Fairweather and Mcaught are tiny hat girls. I know that makes no sense if you’ve never been to a show, but give it a go. You just might want to go again, and again.
The Noodle Girls played the Factory Theatre in Marrickville on the 27th and 29th August, 2019.