Fringe Review: Pretending Things Are A Cock • Glam Adelaide

Fringe Review: Pretending Things Are A Cock

Jon Bennett shares his traumata graphically, too graphically for some, although many in the audience were limp with laughter.

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Pretending-things-are-a-cockPresented by 2Hoots Productions
Reviewed 13th Feb. 2013

Jon Bennett shares his traumata graphically, too graphically for some, although many in the audience were limp with laughter.

This hour long, predominately photographic slide show, with accompanying narration, took us on a journey through his childhood, which is continuing.

His obsessive characterisations wove throughout this tightly prepared show, leaving his audience poised between horror and recognition, then mostly dissolving into laughter at Bennett’s perfect timing and delivery.

Part way through the show, the Garden of Unearthly delights had a major cock–up with their power supply, but Bennett rose to the challenge, managing to continue the act, sans images, but with enough rapid-fire delivery to keep us squirming uncomfortably.

This is a show where you have to put your taste on hold and go for a ride with puerile humour and, if that’s your thing, you will love this.

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

Adelaide Fringe page

Venue: The Cupola, The Garden of Unearthly Delights, Rundle Park/Kadlipinna, cnr East Tce & Rundle Rd Adelaide
Season: various dates to 17th March
Duration: 60 mins
Tickets: $22 – $26
Bookings: Fringetix outlets ($2.75 booking fee applies) on line here, or 1300 621 255

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