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Review: Boy Girl Wall by the Escapists

Boy Girl Wall is a pleasingly innocent tale of love and chasing your passions, a one man show of youthful indiscretion and second chances. It is a whimsy, spoken with honesty and love, about … well … honesty and love. Indeed, the passions of the creators and characters alike, each set a warm smile on your face that lasts from beginning to end.

It is told with the aid of sock puppets, chalk, an OHP, and a romantic wall … this simplicity of production matching the simple joy in watching it.

This understated show speaks to that best part us, the longing within all of us for a brighter tomorrow. I throughly enjoyed myself and hope you do to.

Suitable for anyone who has been in love.

Show watched Friday 5th March.

Playing at the Garden as a part of the Adelaide Fringe 2010.

Review: Bully – written and performed by Richard Fry

Bully is one of those rare and delicate theatre experiences you wish you could wrap up and take home with you knowing, all along, that to try would only dilute that flush of pleasure, sour the sweetness of such a delicately composed script delivered with such composure and truth.

Bully is a touching and heartfelt drama of a boy whose whole life seems touched by domestic violence. Yet, it is told in a beautifully inventive rhyming verse, that with it’s allure protects the audience from the horrors within. Richard Fry has created one of those rare theatrical marvels that both intellectually stirs and emotionally touches.

Bully is highly recommended for theatre boffins, language lovers, and all parents alike.

Performance was watched on Thursday 4th March.

This particular production comes to us from the UK and is playing at Higher Ground Theatre as a part of the Adelaide Fringe 2010.

Review: Gothic Punch and Judy

A more aptly named show I don’t think exists, for this is indeed an old style Punch and Judy show, perhaps the finest of this sort of puppetry I have ever seen.

This wicked delight of a show had me gasping, cheering and laughing as the willful Punch proceeded to bash his way through any number of innocents and villains.

The comedic timing was perfect, and the characterisations hilarious.

This brief and brilliant show, is my pick of the festival so far.

Recommended for all adults. A kids version is played during the day called Sea-Side Punch and Judy.

Show watched, 3rd March 2010.

Playing at the Garden as a part of the Adelaide Fringe.