Tripod Tells The Tale of the Adventures of Tosswinkle the Pirate (not very well)
Tripod @ Royalty Theatre
8:00pm, Thu 14 Mar 2002
Short Review: Tossy
Wow, what a bummer. I was really looking forward to this show after seeing Tripod last Fringe, and had heard from friends that the boys were running hot, but I left this show thinking that I’d just blown another prime 8:00pm timeslot.
The “symphonic” musical intro to the show lasted way too long, though it was followed by an ad for the show (which was really quite good – stilted english a-plenty). Thereafter, the “Tosswinkle the Pirate” plot got thrown into the fray, which was really an excuse for silly, surreal, and just plain over-acted antics. The only time a smile was drawn to my face was when Yon let loose his “Madam” quip, and the “Everyone’s a tosser” song. Oh, and the “Megamix” (a pepped-up remix of all the songs from the Tosswinkle shamozzle) was quite clever also.
Heavy hearted, I was about to leave, when the audiences’ applause brought Tripod back onto the stage for the obligatory “tell your friends” bit. There they urged “Go see The 4 Noels, they’re tops”. Ah. That explains it all.