Fringe Review: Craig Hill – Jock’s Trap!

Craig Hill Jocks TrapPresented by Sharon Burgess Productions in association with MZA
Reviewed 13th March. 2013

Charm, bitchiness and lighting speed wit, make up Jock’s Trap!

It was testimony to Craig Hill’s popularity that people queued in the dark, power bereft Garden of Unearthly Delights, in the hope that the power might come back on and the show might go ahead, and to our joy, it did!

Hill is a consummate professional tease, with boundless energy, and his deadly accurate ‘campness’ is to die for. Latecomers beware, for you will provide much of the material for the night’s comedy.

Hill shows off his talent for mimicry and, again, with laser point accuracy, proceeds to expose the suburbs, suburban dwellers and their social shortcomings. Nothing and nobody, including Hill himself, were out of bounds.

It’s a pleasure to see an entertainer enjoy themself as much as the audience does, and even those picked upon certainly got into the spirit of the thing. Craig Hills’ comedy relies upon his speed of response, off the cuff quips, accuracy of observation, and his charm.

Jock’s trap was such a treat that the venue was overcrowded, but even sitting sideways Hill proved his worth. If you like to laugh until your face aches, don’t miss this show.

Reviewed by Christine Pyman, Visual Arts Critic and special guest Fringe Critic, Glam Adelaide

Adelaide Fringe page

Craig Hill’s web site

Venue: Le Cascadeur, The Garden of Unearthly Delights, Rundle Park/Kadlipinna, cnr East Tce & Rundle Rd Adelaide
Season: various times and dates to 17th March
Duration: 60 mins
Tickets: $27 – $30
Bookings: Fringetix outlets ($2.75 booking fee applies) on line here, or 1300 621 255

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