Harking back to an era of comedy where slapstick was king and great artists like Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin were stars of the silent movie, Quiet Achievers is a homage to this glorious period of physical comedy.
Andrew Strano and Charlie Sturgeon take to the stage with intense energy and a great chemistry between their onstage partnership. Strano remains front and center as the loveable clown while Sturgeon plays the straight man to a tee.
Using a random soundtrack of over 500 songs, the playlist is different for each performance and the two actors use their strong improvisation skills to drive the action forward.
With no script, no props, no set and no words, Strano and Sturgeon clown their way through 50 minutes of non-stop action and laugh out loud comedy. It is an interesting concept to witness two performers well known for their spoken/singing work in a silent format and is as such a testament to their acting skills. In a world filled with so much white noise, Quiet Achievers proves that much can be said without words at all.
Both a hilarious comedy worthy of the great physical comedians of the past and at times a very moving piece, i is definitely something to shout about.
2015 Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Venue: The Tuxedo Cat | 17-23 Wills St, Melbourne
Dates: 25 Mar – 4 Apr, 2015
Tickets: $15 – $10