‘Children’s show’ goes on offensive

Actors Kylie Milne and Daryl Wrightson perform The Loose Dick Kiddies Show. Photo supplied.
Actors Kylie Milne and Daryl Wrightson perform The Loose Dick Kiddies Show. Photo supplied.

Brace yourself for an R18 children's show brought to you by the letter O for offensive.

Kylie Milne, of Ashburton, and Daryl Wrightson, of Auckland, wrote, directed and perform in the comedy The Loose Dick Kiddies Show.

In the show, Milne plays Lucy Flapp, a teacher by day and a stripper by night.

The show pays homage to children's shows such as Play School and Rainbow and includes the educational songs Deary Me it's the IRD, If You're Happy and You Know It Fiddle with a Friend and The Drug Dealer is the Heart of Your Community.

Other characters in the show include Lily the Lesbian, Hump Me Dump Me and Pat the Pre-op Postman.

The show was offensive, Milne said.

"Nothing or no-one is safe - religion, sexuality and race isn't safe - there is a line and we don't cross it, we jump over it.''

The subject of race seemed to offend people the most but the show dealt with the sensitive subject fairly, by offending every race, Milne said.

Wrightson, who plays Dick Dickson, a failed actor with addictions and demons, said the late-night show premiered in the Auckland Fringe Festival last year and the sell-out houses prompted a tour this year, ending at Dunedin Fringe Festival.

"We thought Dunedin would really get it, so we decided to come on down.''

● The comedy The Loose Dick Kiddies Show is on at Fortune Theatre Studio and starts tomorrow and ends on Friday.

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