Tag: performance

Loose Ends

Loose Ends developed and performed by Jens Altheimer (Ipswich Art Gallery, 18 September – 1 October 2017) A mad-quirky inventor moves out of his comfort zone in search of friendship. Altheimer’s one-man show is an exquisitely timed master class in non-verbal communication. Fun-loving and imaginative to the delight of small children, executed with the panache to keep adults bedazzled.  …

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Live in Concert

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Live at the Almeida Theater, London, 1995 by Douglas Adams (Phoenix Books, 2008) The greater part of this reading (or more accurately, performance) comes in the form of two long excerpts from Life, the Universe and Everything. Suddenly that which seems facetious on the page springs to life and we hear what Adams himself…

42 Word Review: Tony Martin Live

Tony Martin Live (Brisbane Arts Theatre, 14 February 2016) Tony Martin’s stand-up comedy is nuanced rather than contrived, exposing the daily absurdities of modern society in a brilliantly timed blend of understatement, disbelief, outrage and sangfroid. Martin comes across as the audience’s preternaturally funny best friend: affable, insightful, on-form and uproarious.  

42 Word Review: The Soul Men Blues Brothers Tribute

The Soul Men Blues Brothers Tribute Performance at the Grandview Hotel, Cleveland, 15 November 2015 Strong vocals (both male and female); excellent musicianship; joyful, energetic, iconic: the Soul Men Blues Brothers Tribute brings real justice to our favourite musical recidivists, unlocking the briefcase full of [mostly rhythm and] blues and delving deep into Jake and Elwood’s repertoire.