Written by Gary Owen (abridged from the script published by Methuen Drama)
Directed by Melissa Major
Featuring Andy Cockburn, Lorne Hiro, and Chris Lang
We're in Wales, dear readers. Yes. Theatre sans frontieres - that's what the Hamilton Fringe Festival is, really: theatre without borders. Better, it's the loin cut of Wales we're in, and a fine juicy bit of meat we've got on our plate, too.
Here are three actors playing not only three tasty roles for young males, but a few others to flavour the stew as well. A minimal setting and some appropriate props, a couple of hilarious costume tricks, and we're rolling along on Crazy Gary's mobile disco.
Start with a lad's need to get out of this town. Put up a whole series of character road blocks and hugely funny incidents, and let the pot boil. There's a delicious performance at every phase of the clever lighting plot.
I was thoroughly won over by Chris Lang's wholly and fully realized geek, Mathew D. Melody. Andy Cockburn's bullying, self-admiring Gary is a prize-winner, and the central floating figure of Russell trying to make his get-away is in the confident and skilled hands of Lorne Hiro.
Direction is flawless, the choreography when needed just plain brilliant. Hamilton Fringe needs this kind of theatre and it has come to Hamilton. Don't miss it.
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