Fringe Review: Trampoline

This is the story of Matt, played by the writer Shane Adanczak, and his dream girl; not your usual love story.

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Presented by Weeping Spoon Productions
Reviewed 4 March 2016

This is the story of Matt, played by the writer Shane Adanczak, and his dream girl; not your usual love story. For a start it is difficult to tell dream from reality, the characters blend the two states together cleverly. The story is quirky, off beat and funny, the players never allow it to flag. Whitney Richards is the girl, and the psychologist and St John Crowther plays a pizza-delivering cowboy who may or may not exist along with the spiders and many other things that inhabit Matt’s dreams.

This is an absurdist piece with heart. As the audience struggle to follow the action they find themselves engaging with the characters who are surprisingly fresh and real, in a zany way. Strangely, the dialogue which should make no sense is easy to follow and the enthusiasm and commitment of the cast is hard to fault. Believe me it required commitment to deliver such a good performance is the hot steamy conditions of opening night. The occasional bursts of song from Richards were an added delight.

Clever script, delivered with fun showing a zany sense of what’s real.

Reviewed by Fran Edwards
Twitter: @Franeds

Rating (out of 5): 4.5

Venue: Tuxedo Cat – Cusack Theatre
Season: Until Sun 13/3
Duration: 55 mins
Tickets: $20 – $25
Bookings: Book through FringeTix online or at a FringeTix box office (booking fees apply)

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http://www.tuxedocat.com.au

 

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