Cabaret Comedy Musical Theatre

Space Theatre AFC, Wed Jun 19

A shot in the dark? This show shoots well beyond expectations. You get more bangs than you bargain for with this incredibly extensive line-up of characters in this hilarious whodunnit. It requires expert timing to portray a broad cast of thirteen with just two actors, but they never miss a beat. The consummate skills of this accomplished pair deliver a brilliant, polished performance.

The hapless, wannabee detective needs all the help available to nail the killer. And offers are not slow in coming. Not one but several blossoming love interests threaten to interfere with the sleuthing, as the plot thickens to a sumptuous soup of suspects. These are all only too happy to drop clues galore, and to expose their dark secrets. But twists and turns continue to confound the efforts of the plodding policeman.

The songs are all a sheer delight, each a great song in its own write, with a memorable title and strong theme. The scintillating lyrics are fresh and full of fun surprises. Their flawless voices revel in the clever word plays. It is also a pleasure to hear every word clearly, as they reveal more of the story, as well as fleshing out those present at the crime scene.

The acrobatic acting is as much a dazzling display of dancing, as it utilizes every corner and level of the space The antics involved with constantly changing characters is as funny as funny gets. The audience are brought beautifully into the action by the craft of cabaret collapsing the fourth wall completely, to allow for plenty of direct interplay, and some zany running gags.

All this revolves around a piano, the anchor of this wonderful whirlwind of theatre excellence. Here the two artists take turns to add virtuoso accompaniments, literally sliding in and out from the stool as they transform into the many gender-bending roles. At times both play together in a comic combo of contortions. I haven’t seen the likes of such comedy since the days of Victor Borge. The

packed house means you may be too late, but it’s worth trying to get a ticket to this show, whatever it takes.

5 Stars

David Cronin

Murder For Two continues at The Space Theatre 7.30pm until June 21st.

Book at https://cabaret.adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au/how-to-book or click here to purchase your tickets:

 

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Cabaret Comedy Musical Theatre Space Theatre AFC, Wed Jun 19 A shot in the dark? This show shoots well beyond expectations. You get more bangs than you bargain for with this incredibly extensive line-up of characters in this hilarious whodunnit. It requires expert timing to portray a broad cast of thirteen with just two actors, but they never miss a beat. The consummate skills of this accomplished pair deliver a brilliant, polished performance. The hapless, wannabee detective needs all the help available to nail the killer. And offers are not slow in coming. Not one but several blossoming love interests threaten to interfere with the sleuthing, as the plot thickens to a sumptuous soup of suspects. These are all only too happy to drop clues galore, and to expose their dark secrets. But twists and turns continue to confound the efforts of the plodding policeman. The songs are all a sheer delight, each a great song in its own write, with a memorable title and strong theme. The scintillating lyrics are fresh and full of fun surprises. Their flawless voices revel in the clever word plays. It is also a pleasure to hear every word clearly, as they reveal more of the story, as well as fleshing out those present at the crime scene. The acrobatic acting is as much a dazzling display of dancing, as it utilizes every corner and level of the space The antics involved with constantly changing characters is as funny as funny gets. The audience are brought beautifully into the action by the craft of cabaret collapsing the fourth wall completely, to allow for plenty of direct interplay, and some zany running gags. All this revolves around a piano, the anchor of this wonderful whirlwind of theatre excellence. Here the two artists take turns to add virtuoso accompaniments, literally sliding in and out from the stool as they transform into the many gender-bending roles. At times both play together in a comic combo of contortions. I haven’t seen the likes of such comedy since the days of Victor Borge. The packed house means you may be too late, but it’s worth trying to get a ticket to this show, whatever it takes. 5 Stars David Cronin Murder For Two continues at The Space Theatre 7.30pm until June 21st. Book at https://cabaret.adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au/how-to-book or click here to purchase your tickets:   #TheClothesline

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