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Review: The moa show

by librarykris on April 27, 2016 in Comedy, Festival

Jamie McCaskill in plaid shirt for The moa showThe Junction Hotel is pub in rural Thames. It’s fairly typical– a bar, a dart board, a smoking area, the regulars. There’s Henry Hikoi from Ngati Pukeko, Brian Tritt who’s in every day, and Carmichael. When the three of them start drinking together and talking about the moa in the hills they wake up in a very strange place. Then everything goes a bit weird…

Jamie McCaskill is the solo performer in this ‘surreal adult adventure story.’  He creates clearly defined characters with their own mannerisms and voices. This is important as there’s quite a bit of fast paced character changing. The script devised by McCaskill and Director Craig Geenty is funny, absurd, and deftly avoids a sentimental ending by keeping the characters real. It also includes references to narcotics and inappropriate bird/human interaction.

A fun start to the Comedy Festival.

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