Fringe Review: Love, Loss and Lattes

Missy is OBSESSED with coffee. Like many of us Melburnians, Missy’s schedule revolves around finding the perfect latte and her daily morning jaunt to a local cafe down the street.

In her fringe performance, ‘Love, Loss and Lattes’ Missy takes us on the journey of a true coffee lover through life’s ups downs, and everything in between through the use of circus and drama.

Missy with the ever-important cup of joe.

Missy with the ever-important cup of joe.

For many of us, our relationship with coffee is a life-long one. One that evolves over time and adapts to who we become. Missy’s journey began as a late night uni student downing instant coffee as a study aid, and evolved to a more sophisticated skinny latte with two sugars, and eventually a small full cream latte. No frills, just good, hot, coffee.  

A fusion of drama and circus, Missy kept the audience entertained with pole dancing, performance on the silks and a closing lyra act, all with her cup of joe not far away.

I was impressed with her skills to do an entire pole dancing routine whilst balancing a coffee mug on her feet, arms and head.

Missy’s act was creatively put together, combining a theme that many love – coffee – with self-expression through dance and circus.

Ember is an American turned Aussie. Her love affair with Melbourne goes back three years, and she still can’t get enough of this city! Discovering new hideouts and hidden gems around Melbourne is her hobby. Marketing Strategist by day, spontaneous adventurer, brekky enthusiast and aerial acrobat by night

If you love coffee and circus, get down to see ‘Love, Loss and Lattes’ playing at Gasworks – The Clover Club until Saturday, 3 October. You can find tickets here.

Disclosure: The Plus Ones were invited guests of Love, Loss and Lattes.