Fringe Review: Ross Noble – El Hablador

Fringe Review: Ross Noble – El Hablador

A fantastic, entertaining night from start to finish, if you can keep up with where he’ll take you

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Presented by A-List Entertainment
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Step into the Thebarton Theatre any time over the next few nights, and you’ll have the opportunity to see one of the world’s most recognised comedians take the stage. Long one of my personal favourites, Ross Noble brings his El Hablador tour to Adelaide, spinning stories and taking you on a magical if a little odd adventure.

To call it absurdist or surrealist humour isn’t exactly accurate. Rather, Noble throws in all the elements of classical comedy including wordplay, slapstick and satire all brought to life with his unique energy and natural whimsy.

I’m talking generically as it’s hard to explain a typical Noble show. Safe to say on opening night we burned through a pile of topics including the appropriate punishment for people who listen to music without headphones, wild packs of dogs in Romania and the correct pronunciation of Jimmy Choo and chihuahua. We also waited almost all of the 130 minutes of the show to hear a story about Ross’ experience on an escalator. That being said, go another night and you’ll no doubt be in for an entirely different experience.

I’d love to tell you what to expect with this show, or even what the title means, however we never actually got around to that… Still, Noble is a sure bet for a night of laughs, and a consummate performer. He’ll have you entranced telling a tale about something that sprung to mind while having some witty banter with the front row, and then completely abandon it for something else, but he’ll take you along for the ride.

Make sure you get him before he leaves SA to check out the rest of the country, he also loves hanging out exploring the city as well so you could try your luck with a casual encounter if you can’t get tickets 😉

Reviewed by Jenna Woods
Twitter: @jennaswoods

Rating out of 55

Venue: Thebarton Theatre, 112 Henley Beach Rd, Torrensville, SA, 5031
Season: 9 – 11 March 2018
Duration:
130mins
Content Warnings: Coarse Language: Mild, Sexual References: Mild, Depicts Violence: Mild
Age Suitability: M
Tickets:  Full Price: $45.00
Bookings:  https://adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/ross-noble-el-hablador-af2018

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