Fringe Review: Hans, Willsy and Bob Downe: Triple Treat

Hans (Matt Gilbertson), Bob Downe (Mark Trevorrow), and Willsy (Anne Wills) have come together to present a camp cabaret comedy in their show Triple Treat.

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Presented by Hans, Willsy and Bob Downe
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Hans (Matt Gilbertson), Bob Downe (Mark Trevorrow), and Willsy (Anne Wills) have come together to present a camp cabaret comedy in their show Triple Treat.

Triple Treat is a multi-generational show with the different styles of performance and humour strung together in a very entertaining production. There were short story based jokes, dirty songs, and karaoke moments that seemed to appeal to the broad audience in the Corona Theatre.

Each performer received an allocated share of the show for an individual set, which highlighted the diversity in style, especially in the level of audience interaction and the use of crowd participation to guide the set. Willsy remained on stage, drawing the focus down to her in a more scripted and intimate number, whereas Hans was on the stairs (and sometimes on the crowd), bouncing off his banter with the audience members, providing for a unique, and hysterical set each time he performs.

There were quite a few issues with sound, in particular the microphones, but Willsy, Bob, and Hans presented a casual approach to this (despite the diva image) to easily twist the production faults into the humour of the show. There was a live band advertised but didn’t feature during the night’s show. This was again delightfully utilised as punchlines throughout the show and the performers didn’t seem set back by the shift to karaoke tracks.

It was a sparkly affair with costumes to match. Over the top, glittery numbers ramped up the flair to the show and filled the otherwise empty stage space with colour.

The show included many throwback references and moments the performers are known for. It was a lot of fun to watch and looked like a pleasure to perform as well.

Reviewed by Alex Dunkin
Twitter: @AlexDunkin

Rating out of 5: 3.5

Venue:  Corona Theatre, The Garden of Unearthly Delights
Season:  14-19 March 2017
Duration:  60 mins
Tickets:  $33.00-$36.00
Bookings:  https://www.adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/hans-willsy-and-bob-downe-triple-treat

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