Presented by The Birdmann
Reviewed 11 March 2016
We were invited to watch The Birdmann in Momentous Timing in the ever buzzing Ukiyo at the Royal Croquet Club. Described as a one man romantic comedy and circus, it certainly was an entertaining, and a little bizarre, 50 minutes with something for everyone. The Birdmann started his show by balancing his ironing board on his face- no mean feat any day, but full props to him for pulling this off with our current humidity levels!
A little about the story of the show… The Birdmann has a blackout one night, comes to and realises that he’s been handcuffed to an ironing board at some point and is now in possession of one sparkly, silver, sequined stiletto. And so the narrative is loosely based around this as he tries to piece together the night’s events.
The Birdmann has taken his show all over the world so it’s important he travels light. His imaginative use of props added a fun element to the show, like his iron as a dog and umbrella as a guitar. He also uses a self-deprecating style of humour and interpretative dance to win the crowd over, which he did easily.
It is a one-man show, but one lucky member of the audience had the dubious honour of checking The Birdmann was still alive. Yes, the Birdmann stops his pulse in the show. It has to be seen to be believed!
While The Birdmann didn’t find love last night, there was a cupcake binge and even a little stripping with stilettoes. Get into the RCC before The Birdmann in Momentous Timing winds up and you won’t be disappointed!
Reviewed by Amy Graham
Rating (out of 5): 4
Venue: Ukiyo at the Royal Croquet Club
Season: Ends Monday 14th March
Duration: 50 minutes
Tickets: All Tix: $26.00, Companion Card, Concession: $22.00, Honey Pot, TREv: $20.00
Bookings: Book through FringeTix online or at a FringeTix box office (booking fees apply)