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The Old Fella (The Old Fella)

By | Published on Wednesday 26 August 2015

The Old Fella

Rod Gregory’s one hour show is a description of a typical week in the life of an elderly Australian man. Stories about his grandchildren’s escapades sit awkwardly alongside several ill-conceived sex jokes about his wife, and his often stale jokes do not endear the character to the audience. Gregory’s stories appear to have been written with real effort and care, but they are too long to be captivating and too crass to be entertaining. If Gregory’s character could interact more with his audience then this show might be more engaging, but unfortunately the audience is left with an overall impression of being superfluous to the character’s rants.

the Space @ Surgeons Hall, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [Vicki Baron]