DISCLAIMER: By the time I was seated for my viewing of this show; I was drunk. 3 bottles of sparking, 4 bottles of wine’ really drunk.
[Ed's Note: We appreciate your honesty Pete. If you, dear reader, spend an evening in the Garden of Unearthly Delights, Gluttony or The Big Slapple, it's highly likely that you may end up in the same state.]
I’ve never heard of Theatre Beating before and I would dearly love to say that was why we booked the tickets, but as I said in the disclaimer I was drunk and it was the fastest way into the Gardens this night without lining up. [Ed's Note: Great tip on skipping the queue into the Garden busy nights - buy tickets to a show.] But I am definitely glad we purchased the tickets: This show was awesome.
Barnie Duncan (who has a particularly dashing moustache) and Trygve Wakenshaw are two attractive guys in high cut togas, who give you a bizarre history lesson about how one of the words greatest cities came to be. Oddly, the dance party in the middle of the show doesn’t seem too out of place…
Performances were slick, well rehearsed and not a single misstep. Truly, it’s a testament to the skill of this duo. The show was so fast-paced at times, I found myself being that annoying person who turns to their neighbour to ask what just happened. It isn’t all history, humour is woven throughout this adventure.
[Ed's Note: For a sober perspective, see David Jean's review on Adelaide Now.]
Constantinople is playing most evenings at The Campanile in the Garden Of Unearthly Delights until 18 March 2012. Tickets available here.