Dixie's Tupperware Party
This article is from 2009.
A hilarious and naughty time is had by all
Dixie Longate is fabulous. With enormous beehive hair, gingham get-up, more plastic storage solutions than you could use in a lifetime, patter so glib she could sell every piece, and a sultry Southern drawl, hers is the risqué take on the cosy world of the Tupperware party. Forced to find a job to get back her kids on her release from prison, Dixie’s parole officer suggested she try Tupperware. ‘Working my ass off’, she became America’s number two Tupperware seller before ditching her catalogues and setting off on a tour, exhibiting her skills as party hostess extraordinaire.
Never hokey, her tale of domestic violence, crime, the parole officer who got her into this business, her idol Brownie Wise (inventor of the Tupperware Party), and her ‘You Matter’ message give the show a heart-warming hue. It’s also deliciously bitchy and irreverent. With vodka beaker in hand and screwdriver ice lollies for the kids, Dixie teases, winks, banters, glares, giggles, smiles sweetly, and huffs her way through the most hilarious and naughty Tupperware party you’ll ever attend; name tags, games, raffles and all.
Assembly Rooms, 623 3030, until 31 Aug, 7.35pm, £11.50–£12.50 (£10.50–£11.50).