By Anthony Nguyen
In a fantastic opening musical number displaying the evident musically trained voices, the self-proclaimed ‘bad boys of musical theatre’ make a splash into the Adelaide Fringe with an uplifting musical comedy show titled All Washed Up!
The comedy duo consists of: Andrew, a tall, happy-go-lucky and often narcissistic man, and his companion (or ‘sidekick’) John who is a more logical, straightforward and relatively shorter character. The two embark on a musically adventurous journey after being shipwrecked on a deserted island with the arguments and shenanigans that ensue between the pair.
The show has everything including the Survivor-style video segments, crabs with Jamaican accents, and the strange talking (and singing) beach ball and coconut radio.
An overuse of pun jokes was done to the brink that it becomes hilarious and adds to the shows unique charming comedy.
Assisted with only a piano player, it is no doubt that both of these men stem from a life of musical theatre training as proven through their obvious singing prowess in their fun and hilarious musical numbers which encourage audience participation.
As equally fun, entertaining and ‘puntastically’ humorous, the theatrical pair go all out in their fairly underrated musical comedy show, which definitely would have deserved a somewhat bigger audience than of those who where were there on the night.
All Washed Up finishes the Adelaide Fringe this year at the La Boheme Club. Yet it is known that it will not be the end for the bad boys of musical theatre, one can hope there will be another show in the not-so-far future.
Kryztoff Rating: 4K