Sequin-clad satirical weirdos Bourgeois & Maurice write songs that stick in your head like bloodstains in your nice new carpet.
Their world is a sexy, stomping, politically-charged echo chamber. A highly theatrical kaleidoscope of current affairs, moral confusion and slippery social commentary.
Recognised as one of the leading acts in London’s alternative performance scene, the award-winning semi-siblings gave their first performance in 2007 and have gone on to tour the world – collecting fans from Belgrade to New York.They have performed at the Royal Opera House, Southbank Centre and Sadler’s Wells and regularly appear at Soho Theatre in London. They have produced and toured six full-length theatre shows: Social Work (2009), Shedding Skin (2010), Can’t Dance (2010), Fa La La La La / Started A Band (2011), Sugartits (2012) and Middle of the Road with David Hoyle (2014), as well as curating and hosting their own mixed-bill night Shindig. Currently they are on tour with their Edinburgh Fringe hit How to Save the World Without Really Trying (2016).
The duo have released three albums which you can play at events such as retirement parties or christenings. Find them on iTunes and Spotify. They have co-written songs with electronic music act Joe & Will Ask, drag pioneer Jonny Woo and nightclub wunderfreaks Sink the Pink. In 2014 they were seed commissioned by Birmingham Rep Theatre to write a full length musical. It isn’t about them.
As well as receiving nice reviews from the press, and some awards from awards people, they once received a letter of complaint for spilling fake blood on a lady’s capri pants. They, like the victim of the fake blood incident, recognise that life can be surprising and sometimes inconvenient – and this is what their work reflects.