FRINGEWORLD 2019: DAD | 5 Stars

Review | Link Harris

Before entering The Studio at The Blue Room Theatre we are instructed to not touch the pillows, thinking to myself “what the heck are they talking about?” and everything becomes clear as the floor is covered with pillows – save for a walk way – and when everyone is seated the Dad jokes and Dad dancing start.

The show stars Issac Powell, Jarryd Prain and Marshall Stay – all wearing the same onesie and white shirt – acting out scenes from their childhoods and later on in life from the weird, wacky and scary or frightening with the very odd but comically gold use of pillows as they get thrown, kicked, built into forts, transformed into busses or tables and even just laid down upon.  These three performers are exceptional at their craft not only with delivering dialogue, the improvisational parts of the show and sharing stories about their (grand)fathers but each and every one of the three are relatable – with their own stories and will – hopefully – get you seeing your own fathers in a good light or possibly accepting them more for their faults and failings or even possibly evoking the idea that you don’t want to be like yours.

Some of this show’s stories hit a little too close to home for me and undoubtedly for the rest of the audience but there is nothing bad about DAD, except for maybe the dancing and possibly some of the puns but even that is still highly entertaining as this trio of guys does such a wonderful and thought provoking job at bring this show to the audience. I would without a doubt recommend it to anyone any everyone old enough to attend an 18+ show.

WHEN: 5 – 9 February 2019 | 9:00pm

WHERE: The Studio  | The Blue Room Theatre | FRINGE CENTRAL

INFO: Tickets $19 – $23 | Duration 50 mins | Suitable 18+ | THEATRE/PERFORMANCE


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