|Punked | Ross Daniels|
|Written by Nic Velissaris|
|Thursday, 14 April 2011 08:54|
Punk Rock changed the world, and it definitely changed Ross Daniels world.
In Punked, Daniels, who grew up in Queensland in the 70’s under an oppressive Joh Bjelke-Petersen, recalls what life was like during his teenage years when that music and ethos invaded Brisbane.
His show is filled with wonderful characters drawn from his life and Daniels quickly and effortlessly describes and creates each character with distinctive mannerisms, voices and a genuine enthusiasm.
This is an extremely funny show that also manages to be heartfelt and serious without losing its way. Direction by Glenn Perry is tight and sparing, leaving Daniels a tight framework in which to perform his story, but still enough room to improvise and be playful with the audience. Daniels is an assured performer who makes this show a delight and it is a highlight of this year’s festival.
If you’re looking for a comedy alternative to the city’s hundreds of shows, go and see this show at the Footscray Community Arts Centre, it is well worth the effort.
2011 Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Directed by Glenn Perry
Venue: The Dog Theatre at Footscray Community Arts Centre | 45 Moreland St, Footscray (Licensed venue. Under 18s must be accompanied by a Parent or Legal Guardian.)
Dates: 30 March - 23 April, 2011
Times: 30 Mar-1 Apr – Wed-Fri 9.15pm; 6-9 Apr – Wed-Sat 6.45pm; 13-16 Apr – Wed-Sat 8pm; 20-23 Apr – Wed-Sat 9.15pm
Duration: 55 minutes
Tickets: $25 – $20