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If Frank Woodley and Mr Bean had a love child it would be Angus.
The Hermitude of Angus, Ecstatic is a one-man play by Vachel Spirason and Steph Brotchie who make up two fifths of the physical comedy troupe Vigilantelopes. The play stars Spirason as the protagonist Angus who at first appears delightfully silly, but deeper concerns emerge as Angus' story is told.
The audience begins by giggling like school girls at Spirason's unrestrained physicality. However, as the play advances Spirason's skills as a character comic and his ability to make us fall in love with Angus turn those giggles into helpless laughter. With the smallest prop or piece of costume coupled with a complete transformation of both body language and voice, Spirason becomes everything from a yuppie to an enraged Collingwood supporter to a patient but suffering receptionist. But most of all we love the strangely endearing Angus and his struggle to make sense of the pattern in the universe.
We never quite relax into the story of Angus as the random nature of the telling keeps us on our toes. There are odd moments that leave the audience laughing, but also a little confused especially when Manabozo, the anti-Angus, enters the stage. Yet, overall the energy that Spirason brings to his performance and the thought-provoking, yet charming, material would make this play a great start to anyone's evening.
VENUE: Melbourne Town Hall, Cnr Swanston and Collins Sts, CBD
WHEN: 31/3/11 - 24/4/11
Tue-Sat 7:15pm, Sun 6:15pm (60 mins)
BOOKINGS: Ticketmaster 1300 660 013 and at the door
PRICES: Full $20, Conc and Group (4 or more) & Laugh Pack $18, Preview (31/3/11 and 1/4/11) & Tightarse Tuesday $16
WEB: The Hermitude of Angus
Reviewed 31 March 2011 by Morven Smith