Woah. Just woah. This show was well worth the $30 price tag if not more. Our MC of Blunderland invited us to dive down the rabbit hole. And dive we did. This one hour show of burlesque, acrobatics, cabaret and circus feats brought about a fun loving, queer and beautiful night. The carefree and open attitude of all cast involved in Blunderland made for an entertaining show, which you wished would never end. Among the talented cast were three standout, amazing and quirky clowns who without fail had the whole audience in stitches anytime they came on stage. If you get the chance to go see this show I thoroughly encourage you to go – and make sure to take your biggest smile and loudest cheers to support such a beautiful show.
Mackenzie has sold her soul to the devil and can’t remember her life before this moment. But now she wants to go back on her contact. The story explores the reasons why Mackenzie had signed her soul away to begin with. This show deals with issues of depression, drug addiction, rape, and memory loss – this show is definitely for 18+ with the dark themes present throughout the show.
The show for its cost was worth the money. It was very dark and left open ended so it’s up to the audience to determine Mackenzie’s fate. The Devil and Studio owner played by John Valdez and Tristan O’Neil respectively were standout performers and brought out feelings of love and hate audience members, with one such member saying she wanted to throw her phone at the studio owner.
One highlight was seeing one of Such Cliche’s own Erinn Flavel shining on stage in many roles through the ensemble cast.
The use of lighting and audio visions definitely brought a much needed edge to the performance to complete the show.
Simon Taylor returns to the Adelaide Fringe for the 10th time, and although the formula for this one-man stand-up comedy show doesn’t push any new boundaries, it’s a fantastic night for comfortable entertainment.
His material appeals to a large spectrum of audience members, with jokes that are relatable no matter where you come from. Gender stereotypes play a large role in Simon’s material, as do stereotypes of other characters, including the typical drunk-before-lunch Melbourne Cup goer.
The relatively small venue with a raised stage and flat seating allows you to feel as though you are a part of the act… if you’re sitting in the front row. Any further back than that and you feel distanced from the comedian. Simon combats this by including some audience participation right from the get-go, adding a personal touch and becoming friends with the crowd.
His sharp humour keeps the audience entertained over the course of 50 minutes, with a pace that feels steady with very few dull moments. The time spent on each individual topic feels natural and leaves you wanting more.
Simon Taylor is clearly an experienced comedian, with the delivery and timing of his jokes both precise and natural. He allows the viewers enough time to register and laugh at each jokes, so you’re never left wondering what he just said.
Simon Taylor is a Super Funny Boy is an excellent choice of show for any left-leaning person looking for a night of comedy that doesn’t challenge them in their beliefs and doesn’t make you have to think too hard to find it funny. This is entertainment for entertainment’s sake; and there’s nothing wrong with that.
Simon Taylor is a Super Funny Boy can be found at Spiegel Zelt in The Garden of Unearthly Delights at 9:30pm nightly, excluding Wednesdays, until March 15th 2020.