Presented by Holden Street Theatres’ Edinburgh Fringe Award 2015 in association with Worklight Theatre
Reviewed 10 February 2016
We as a species label everything – I’ve just done it labelling humans as a ‘species’ (not to mention ‘humans’). Labels define us. But some labels need not, or indeed, should not be.
This one-man performance by Joe Sellman-Leava is, in a way, hard to label. It is entertaining, humorous, though-provoking and truthful.
Sellman-Leava, armed with only an intriguing box of tricks, enters onto a bare but leaves it littered with labels that he has cast off; names he hates and things he isn’t. He is extremely likable, but can vent anger and frustration superbly.
The only down-side to this fascinating and insightful look into ourselves, is that there are a lot of British political references that tend to be unfamiliar to we Aussies.
But apart from that, let’s label the show “Well Worth Seeing”.
Reviewed by Brian Godfrey
Rating (out of 5): 4.5
Venue: Holden Street Theatres – The Studio 34 Holden Street, Hindmarsh
Season: 9 February – 13 March 2016
Duration: 1 hour
Tickets: $15 – $26
Bookings: Book through www.adelaidefringe.com.au or at a FringeTix box office (booking fees apply) or at www.holdenstreettheatres.com