Both performers are hugely energetic and their clear enthusiasm is highly infectious, making for a captivating performance.
Category: Melbourne Fringe 2013
A combination of contemporary dance, live art and video art, this performance piece was well-paced and specific while remaining open to interpretation.
The Victorian Supreme Court is not the kind of place you would immediately think of as a theatre venue, but it’s rather fitting that it would be the performance space for Bottled Snail’s production of 12 Angry Men.
Before Christ had said a single word nervous titters were bouncing around the room and triggering more nervous laughter. Taboo was the theme and it was being kicked around the room like a soccer ball.
If the Romans had it right, all we need in life is bread and circuses. I had a sandwich before seeing circus-cabaret mash-up Papillon and was thus halfway to a fulfilling life. That’s about as close as I got.
The show is a pleasing journey through Neil’s reflections on life, antics he has gotten up to, hypothetical outcomes to real life scenarios, and a litany of one-liners.
Aside from the fact that she is incredibly musically gifted, her easy-going, lightly self-deprecating humour draws the audience in and leaves them audibly sighing for more. Literally.
[Winter is Coming] was a fun show; unfortunately the old, obvious, unoriginal references outweighed the witty, unexpected and new.
Emily Tomlins gives an astounding performance as the troubled, stuttering, androgynous Đ (pronounced ‘dj’), swinging from mood to mood with intensity and depth through an excitingly devastating emotional journey.
The performance is a variety show of sorts; as Darcy and Andy amuse themselves, we’re presented with comedy songs, sing-a-longs, hopelessly silly magic tricks, puppet plays and pranks.
Andy’s near-victory in Raw Comedy National Finals this year was no accident – he is annoyingly good for someone so fresh to the scene.
We witness a man at war with himself, and what results is a deeply personal and truly original concoction of tragedy, comedy and pathos.
We are all victim to temptation; even if our heads are purple and made of felt.
Sonia is a storyteller in the same vein as Mike Birbiglia or Simon Keck, her show largely consisting of a long-form anecdote that builds comedic tension.
Adam Rudegeair uses his considerable skills on the piano to serenade his audience with renditions of iconic music from science fiction and fantasy TV shows and films.