Fringe Review: Sound and Fury’s Secret Mystery Cabaret of Mysterious Mysteries

American troupe, Sound and Fury, host a night of fun variety with a rotating cast of performers who all take part in this year’s Fringe, and specifically those whose shows are held at Tandanya.

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Presented by Offending Shadows Productions
Reviewed 3 March 2018

American troupe, Sound and Fury, host a night of fun variety with a rotating cast of performers who are all taking part in this year’s Fringe, and specifically those whose shows are held at Tandanya.

Sound and Fury are the epitome of veteran Adelaide Fringe performers, having been a main-stay attraction at the festival since 2002 (winning the People’s Choice Award in 2008), and focus mainly on creating humorous genre parodies from around the world. In this show though, these funny lads focus on improvisation, playing Whose Line is it Anyway? type games with the audience, and incorporating a shock collar into one of their acts.

The opening night’s show included a variety of acts such as Canadian escape artist, Tianna the Traveller, Brisbane based theatre company, Prying Eye Productions, creation of The Inquisition of the Big Bad Wolf, stand-up comedian, Yianni Agisilaou, who sampled parts of his show, Teaching a Robot to Love, and circus/cabaret performer (and impressive ladder-balancer), Joshua Phillips.

The show does feel as though it runs longer than necessary, especially for the time of night (it finishes past midnight) which can divide the audience between those who wanted a little laughter before heading home, and those whose nights are only just getting started. The opening night was also unfortunately marred by rude hecklers which affected some of the audience’s ability to concentrate. Hopefully next performance this won’t be an issue.

Reviewed by Georgina Smerd
Twitter: @Georgie_xox

Rating out of 5:  3.5

Venue:  Tandanya Theatre at Live from Tandanya, 253 Grenfell St, Adelaide, SA, 5001
Season:  3 – 17 March
Duration:  110 min
Tickets:  $18 – $22
Bookings:  https://adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/sound-fury-s-secret-mystery-cabaret-of-mysterious-mysteries-af2018

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