Interview: The Outrageous Miss Behave talks #MBGS
We caught up with the legendary mistress of cabaret chaos, Miss Behave to talk about her new anarcho-gameshow Miss Behave’s Gameshow.
Miss Behave’s Gameshow was a hit at the fringe this year. What do you think makes the audience go wild about the show?
I think it’s because people realise that they can do whatever they want and there are no rules. Watching the realisation dawn is a joy each show.
Tell us about your #MBGS assistant, Harriet, how did you meet and what is your favourite thing about her?
I met Harriet when I asked her to dance for me in a variety show I was doing at the Grand in Blackpool back in 2010. We hit it off. We stayed in touch. We’re like a relatively warped brother and sister. The Happy Nihilist (me) and the Internet Savant (her) Favourite thing about her? Every molecule.
What’s the most outrageous thing that’s ever happened at the show? (We know this might be a tricky one as there’s probably quite a few…)
Very tricky. Someone ripping her top off and tit/chest bumping a fellow contestant off stage? 2 naked fellas competing for audience favour after they stripped off? A married couple texting in asking if they could have points if the husband snogged Harriet? Teams working together to hold props at hostage for points, and texting in the ransom note? Every time I do it, the audience surprises me. Love it.
What are your favourite places to go in London? (To eat, to relax, to party etc.)
What are your favourite free or cheap things to do in London?
The parks and open spaces – whether Hackney Downs, Brockwell Park or Hyde Park, if you can find a break between the rain. And Covent Gdn for the street performers. I am still drawn there like a goddamn moth.
What’s next for Miss Behave? World domination?
World domination’s the plan…the execution is with gaffa tape, cardboard, and marker pens. I think I’ll get there, it’ll just take a bit longer and be a lot funnier.
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