DR BROWN BROWN BROWN BROWN BROWN AND HIS SINGING TIGER
01/05/2013 - 05/05/2013
Families beware: you might laugh so hard you hiccup a helicopter!
‘Hilarious.’ – The Guardian
‘Bonkers’ Sunday Times (UK)
From sold out, award-winning seasons in Edinburgh, Melbourne and around the world Dr. Brown and his singing tiger serve up a nutty new physical comedy for all the family, Dr Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown and his Singing Tiger.
‘Very silly physical comedy… if they like Mr Bean, they will love this.’ – Broadway Baby
Join this award-winning comedy duo of Dr Brown and his Tiger on a madcap adventure of “tremendous physical comedy” (Fringe Review) as they take toddlers, teenagers, grandparents, nieces, nephews, cousins, parents, and neighbours (pretty much everyone) on a magnificent journey from breakfast to bedtime.
‘He does everything the children know you’re not allowed to do and they are delighted.’ Fringe Review, UK
These two world-renowned comedy performers serve up a healthy measure of good old-fashioned slapstick, silly noises, and physical flights of fancy mixed with a tennis match, a game of golf and a slightly spectacular BMX finale in an absurd adventure. And all with an excess of silliness adored by kids and tigers alike.
‘Children become completely engaged with the action, and squeal with delight at his antics’ – Chortle
Dr Brown is the stage persona of Philip Burgers, a London-based performer who has toured three solo clown shows across four continents in the past 4 years: ‘Behaves’, ‘Because’, and ‘Becaves’. He was named 2010 Best Newcomer by the Sunday Times; Time Out Critic’s Choice in 2010 and was one of The Sun’s Top Ten performers of 2011. He was nominated for a Malcolm Hardee Award for Original Comedy in 2010 and 2011 and ‘Becaves’ was nominated at the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe for a Total Theatre Award. He has followed this success with an equally acclaimed combo of shows, Befrdrfgth and Dr Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown and his Singing Tiger both in New Zealand as part of the 2013 NZ International Comedy Festival.
His co-star the singing tiger is played by Stuart Bowden (‘The Lounge Room Confabulators’, ‘The World Holds Everyone Apart, Apart from Us’ and ‘The Beast’) who has won multiple awards including the Underbelly Edinburgh Award at the Adelaide Fringe 2011 and was nominated for the Arches Brick award at the Edinburgh Fringe 2011.
For something completely different, silly and a little crazy get down to Dr Brown. He’s won loads of awards and has two shows in the NZ International Comedy Festival 2013. One with a name you can’t pronounce and one for kids (this is the one for kids) – don’t get them confused.
Doctor Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown and his Singing Tiger
Wednesday 1 – Sunday 5 May,
9.30am and 11.30am,
Herald Theatre, Aotea Centre.
Tickets are available from 800buytickets or www.buytickets.co.nz or the Aotea Centre Box Office.
Tickets: Adult $20, Child $15 (Child price for 12 years and under).
Recommended for ages 5 – 10 years. Duration: 50 minutes (no interval)
Review by Shirin Brown 01st May 2013
Dr Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown and his Singing Tiger is a carefully crafted show designed to entertain adults and kids alike. While most kids’ shows go for easy farting laughs, the jokes here are carefully constructed with elements of surprise to keep the kids squealing and yelling on cue, and adults grinning all the way through.
Combining elements of physical comedy, gibberish, breaking the fourth wall, and singing, Dr Brown x5 (Philip Burgers) and his Singing Tiger (Stuart Bowden) take us on a journey through a life in the day of a doctor which challenges all children’s expectations.
Never patronising or too adult for kids to understand, what really stands out for me is the original way they bring out the ‘what if?’ of a child’s world.
Not to be missed are the moments when Dr Brown eats a chair, the audience eats poo and everyone has to shut their eyes.
Philip Burger trained at the Ecole Phillippe Gaulier which has also trained Sacha Baron Cohen and Emma Thompson. Dr Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown and his Singing Tiger is the fifth incarnation of the character who has entertained audiences around the world since 2009.
Philip Burger was one of the Sun’s Top Ten Performers in 2010 and his show Becaves was nominated at the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe for a Total Theatre Award. Stuart Bowden has also won multiple awards including the Underbelly Edinburgh Award at the Adelaide Fringe.
This show, which won Best Presentation for Children at the Adelaide Fringe 2012, is on this Wednesday 1 to Sunday 5 May, at 9.30am and 11.30am. As with adult shows, avoid the front row if you don’t want to be the target for a joke.
You can also see Dr Brown typo disaster (that is Dr Brown Befrdfgth) in an adult show Wed 1-Sat 4 May, 7pm.
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