Fringe Review: Atten-borrow, the Lecture Tour

Sir David regales us with many interesting facts (and a little fiction) about the world’s fauna and Mankind (Australians in particular)

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.....and here is a TV Anthropologist in his natural habitat - a lecture hall
Overall
4.5

Reviewed at Ayers House on 26 February 2019

Presented by Steve Weyland

Adelaide comedian Steve Weyland first made us forget our woes a few Fringes ago with his show Isn’t That…What’s His Name?, a succession of jokes and skits, one of which introduced the audience to a character called Sir David Atten-borrow (no guesses who Weyland was taking off). This year Sir David returns with his own show – sorry, lecture – and being a knight, gets to perform in stately Ayers House.

Sir David regales us with many interesting facts (and a little fiction) about the world’s fauna and Mankind (Australians in particular), with a special Adelaide section which is cutting (but very true) and hilarious.

Weyland not only writes comedy well but delivers it extremely well, with a very authentic ‘real Sir David’ voice.

The show, even though funny, is very well researched and is one of the reasons (apart from Weyland himself) that the show is as entertaining as it is. Another component of this show that sets it apart from other stand-up shows is the technical aspect (slides and videos) that is handled extremely well by Theresa Dolman.

Atten-borrow, the lecture tour is slick, funny, entertaining and located in the Ballroom at Ayers House, the perfect way to get in out of the heat and enjoy the Fringe.

Reviewed by Brian Godfrey
Twitter: @briangods

Venue: Ayers House
Season: Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays until 16 March 2019
Duration: 40 mins
Tickets: $15 – $25

 

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