Three Artists, three stages, 3 fabulous hours
‘Existentialism the uniqueness and isolation of the individual experience in a hostile or indifferent universe, regards human existence as unexplainable, and stresses freedom of choice and responsibility for the consequences of one’s acts.’
Simon Godfrey’s Dadaistic comedy is a complex ,high energy, minimalist work, marked by the absurd.
“Let us take the rest of Ukraine”
There are over a dozen characters in Simon Godfrey’s ‘Sauce’, each distinctive and brilliantly performed, in his one-man show. He needs nothing more than his imagination to bewitch. Godfrey turns a condiment into a high stakes adventure. He is a force.
If you can fix a pipe are you an old man or a little girl? Jessica McKerlie ‘throws a spanner’ into gender prejudice. What defines our sexuality, is it our body or our mind? Can a woman who believes she is a man become a transsexual? McKerlie challenges the status quo of being, in a solo show. It’s an exploration into our humanity, told with tricks and slips.
“Don’t confuse my sex with my gender”
Her eyes flash into the souls of the audience as she keeps them tittering on the edge.
“Thank you for letting me label you.”
Andi Snelling got a standing applause for her solo performance, as a girl growing through the banal experiences that ‘rocked her world’. The witty script compounded a couple of decades with multi-media and song, whist exploring the philosophy of time and self. Snelling mocked the self-indulgence of the autobiography, that the audience related to, with bursts of laughter.
“Guess what? I found four dollars at Timezone!”
It was a beautifully crafted work, packed with clever charm and brilliant timing.