FRINGE THEATRE – Adventure Before Dementia – GC – 4K

John Sabine as Old Jack - In Action #1At Fringe time there is no shortage of sweet and talented young things strutting their stuff, contorting their bodies and voices in pursuit of contorting yours. Octogenarian, John Sabine, makes for a blissful release from such physical intimidation with his delightful hour of poetry and storytelling at the GC on Flinders Street.

Mostly his own work, the Aussie Gleeman discusses what it is to be old and how he hankered to be a clown, recalling the stories of unhappy cows and why wombats have hairy noses. His two pieces on political correctness and Viagra are rippers.

This experienced man – not only as an actor – deserves attention on a quiet Sunday afternoon (next two weeks only at 4pm) for, as he notes, who knows how long it will be before his adventure is blighted by dementia and his musings lost forever.

In a Fringe where fresh is the oddity, John Sabine proves the old can be new – a 2017 Fringe treat.

Kryztoff Rating  4K

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