PLAY REVIEW: The Princess of Porn: The Musical (Hamilton Fringe)

I’ve only seen two different pieces of musical theatre in my days, they being The Phantom of the Opera and a little musical you might have heard of called Wicked. The latter of which I’ve seen live on stage more than a couple of times, so it’s safe to say that The Princess of Porn: The Musical had a lot to live up to in my eyes. And sure while the scale might be smaller playing at the Hamilton Fringe Festival, The Princess of Porn definitely lived up to those expectations.

The Princess of Porn takes the traditional star crossed lovers, prince and princesses, and the neighbouring at-odds kingdoms plot that you might expect from a more traditional stage play and turns it on its ear. Like a sort of Disney after dark, the musical doesn’t shy away from innuendo and plays into the slightly more adult themes of their story. It’s enough to make some giggle and laugh out loud, while making some people a little squirmish in their seats.

The play stars Hamilton’s own Vikki Velenosi, the princess of porn. Led by her father and the King of Porn, she is the star and the opening of the upcoming Tentacle Testicle Festival. But while she understands and accepts her role, she runs off in search of something more, eventually stumbling upon into the innocent Prince of Babble, son of an overprotective and overbearing Queen. They soon fall in love but are tested as the two kingdoms have very different ways of life, and ideas of what is acceptable.

This musical isn’t for kids, but IS for the adults who have both grown up with kiddie musicals and have sat through them with their own kids.

The music in The Princess of Porn is beautifully written and crafted, with the performances from all cast members both animated and powerful. This may be a small production done in a small theatre, but close your eyes and you would swear that you were sitting in a box on Broadway or at the West End.

If you get a chance I highly recommend you check out The Princess of Porn: The Musical. It is a funny and imaginative show with amazing music and grand performances. A must see!

  • Playwright: Vikki Velenosi
  • Director: Nabil Ayoub
  • Cast: Vikki Velenosi, Christian Jeffries, Breton Lalama, James McDougall, Nima Ghomeshi, Bryan Kling
  • Warnings: Mature Content, Strong Language
  • Show Type: Comedy, Musical
  • Audience: Mature
  • Running Time: 60 Minutes
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