Presented by Token Events
Reviewed 11 March 2017
Tommy Little and Gossling bring together a mix of comedy and music to present their show Heartbreak & Hilarity.
It is an interesting format with a lot of opportunity for mixing together different styles of performance into single production. Both Little and Gossling are excellent performers in their individual fields and their on stage chemistry was comfortable and familiar.
Little was hilarious and honest in the presentation of his comedy, which he used to guide the pace of the overall show. He appeared in his element chatting with audience members, and in exposing his romantic successes and downfalls through his stories.
Gossling’s music and singing was a delight and captivating to watch. She has a beautiful singing voice that was incredible to experience live. Her songs anchored the show to balance out the comedy and the sometimes awkward tales of romance.
The show has a simple layout with a bar stool on one side for Little and a keyboard set up for Gossling on the other half of the stage. Once on stage the pair alternate between comedy style set and musical numbers with a simple lighting change to draw the focus solely on Gossling during her songs.
The banter between Gossling and Little was charming and provided a clear connection between their styles of performance. Unfortunately there wasn’t much of this back and forth, which left some of the switches between comedy set and music feeling a little blunt and forced.
The format of the show could use a bit of tweaking but it has a lot of potential and even in its current state it was highly entertaining and a pleasure to see.
Reviewed by Alex Dunkin
Rating out of 5: 4