Fringe Review: Altar Ego • Glam Adelaide

Fringe Review: Altar Ego

A great new comedy about relationships, fully realised by an exceptional cast.


AltarEgoPresented by Unseen Theatre Company in association with Crass Clown Productions
Reviewed Saturday 23rd February 2013

Husband and wife team James and Melanie Lyons star in the Australian première of this comedy about relationships. Never appearing on stage together other than in the opening wedding scene, the duo share both sides of various relationships; each couple connected to the previous couple in some way.

Their unapologetic monologues are as funny as they are thought provoking at times. James Lyons’s intelligent script is quick to make the audience understand each side of the same tale, even when one of those sides goes against our morals.

The actors are both terrific, providing naturalistic, emotional exposés on what bubbles beneath the surface of relationships. Their comic timing is sublime, whether it is in the delivery of their confessional, or simply reaching for a glass of booze.

The almost-bare staging is complemented by a backdrop projection of romantic images and it serves to introduce each couple and what’s on their mind.

A great new comedy fully realised by an exceptional cast.

Reviewed by Rod Lewis, Performing Arts Critic, Glam Adelaide.

Adelaide Fringe page

Unseen Theatre Company

Bakehouse Theatre website

Venue: Main Stage, Bakehouse Theatre, 255 Angas Street, Adelaide
Season: 24 February – 2 March
Duration: 70 minutes
Tickets: $20.00 – $23.00
Bookings: FringeTix, Box Office in Rundle Mall, or phone 1300 621 255

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