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Zach & Viggo And Thumpasaurus: Where Does The Love Go? (Stamptown)

By | Published on Tuesday 21 August 2018

It’s the future, and things aren’t looking promising for the human race but they are looking funny! This multimedia, geeky play with songs and music entertained me thoroughly; it had seriously satirical elements, but was bereft of any subtlety or a fourth wall, so I enjoyed the late-night adult pantomime vibe. LA based band Thumpasaurus were excellent and reacted to the onstage action to comedic effect. The star for me was Jonny Woolley as Amazon founder Jeff Bezos who, with many movie and tech references, convincingly portrayed the leader of an evil empire. Zach Zucher as Alexo, the sweet AI assistant, gave us enjoyable physical theatre and when the audience laughed… he did it again! This knock-about production ain’t slick but it is accomplished.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Louise Rodgers]