Girls dressed as boys, using techniques for picking up women to pick up men, all while wearing pink beehives ­ Got it? If not, perhaps you’d better consult Melbourne’s hottest cabaret trio The Desperettes for their Butterfly Club season of A Lady’s Guide to the Art of being a Wingman.

Wingman (noun): a person who helps you out when approaching potential partners. Originating from the movie Top Gun this term is usually reserved for guys, however, Melbourne’s cabaret trio The Desperettes are adopting these techniques and applying them to the modern lady. Their hit show A Lady’s Guide to the Art of being a Wingman will take you on a hilarious and eye­opening night out which includes pick­up lines, daggy dancing and that all important first move. In this hilarious show these girls defy gender as they highlight not only how ridiculous the world of dating has become, but also the gender stereotypes associated with it.

The Desperettes feature Daisy (Belinda Hanne Reid), Delilah (Lisa Woodbrook) and DeeDee (Natasha York) who all studied together at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music majoring in a Bachelor of Musical Theatre. Do expect impressive vocals and tight 3 part harmonies as these girls sing a huge soundtrack of popular songs including Destiny’s Child, Mark Ronson and Salt n Pepa, all with a big pink beehive twist!

Following the success of their sell­out season in Perth Fringe World, as well as Reid and York’s solo cabaret successes in Melbourne and Adelaide, the girls are looking forward to bringing their cult hit show home to Melbourne’s iconic Butterfly Club. This year they are looking to travel the show across the world, recently finding out that they will be heading off to Edinburgh Fringe to perform for the whole duration of the festival in August.

”Slick, clever and outrageously funny” ­ Australian Stage

★★★★ “Hilariously entertaining” ­ The Music

“Intoxicating and addictive.” ­ We Know Melbourne

“If there was a rating to be had, I give this a 10 out of 10.” – Weekend Notes

When: May 10 ­ 15, 8.30pm.

Where: The Butterfly Club, Carson Pl (Off Little Collins), Melbourne 3000

Cost: Full $32, Conc $28, Mem | Groups (6+) $26, Tightarse Tues. $25

Bookings: thebutterflyclub.com or phone 03) 9663 8107.