Savage social observations and acerbic wit abound in Michael Dalley’s cabaret satire Mademoiselle. Together with co-deviser, Paul McCarthy, they embody a pair of bitchy effeminate butlers gone made when their boss, Mademoiselle, goes out for the evening. It’s a show so hysterically caustic that some audience members felt guilty for loving it. How could you resist?

Described as a gothic camp musical with piano accompaniment by John Thorn, the perpetually mispronounced pianist, this show pokes fun a wide variety of politically incorrect topics with equal opportunity nastiness and gutsy glee. No one is safe from this lampooning pair.

Rude, crude and socially unacceptable, any sense of social decorum must be left at the door lest ye be at the behest of the jest. Rummaging through rubbish, relishing the lowest common denominator and taking no prisoners, this pair is sure to offend and that’s half the fun.

To see butlers really go to town taking everyone down, don’t miss this outrageous comedy on Friday, May 23 at 8 pm at Shirley Burke Theatre in Parkdale. Bookings: 9556 4440 or www.kingstonarts.com.au.

ANDREA LOUISE THOMAS