Regent On Broadway, Palmerston North

06/10/2018 - 07/10/2018

Palmy Fringe 2018

Production Details

Internationally infamous festival favourite from the corners of Glastonbury Music Festival to headlining the Australian National Circus Festival to being nominated for ‘Most Original Comedy’ at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Direct from over ten world tours with the coolest plastic bag juggling, interactive origami, object balancing, comedy jazz fusion musical concert in the world. Fly to the future for fun and freedom!

““Show Like No Other” – CBC
“Highly Original Comedy” – The Age
“Idiosyncratic Genius” –The Scotsman
“King of the Fringe” –
“★★★★★” – Times Colonist

Saturday 6th October 8pm
Sunday 7th October 8pm
$18 Full, $15 Concession

Vaudeville , Theatre , Musical , Comedy , Circus ,

45 mins

Both simple and sophisticate

Review by Tania Kopytko 07th Oct 2018

Cool, slick and very funny, The Birdmann is the second of a double bill at the Regent on Broadway on opening night of the first Palmy Fringe Festival.

This is a must see – very original, high class comedy with sharp moves, a message and a well-developed story line. It is suitably multi-layered to draw in the children and the adults.  Trent Baumann, AKA The Birdmann, has a very engaging and effective way of wooing an audience and getting them involved with the story.

Like all good comedy performances this is both simple and sophisticated. The juggling of plastic supermarket bags also has an environmental message – but the juggling itself is beautifully phrased and theatrical. It providesq a visual dimension to the tale.

But that’s not all folks; there is wonderful idiosyncratic dance – great choreography! There is a clever use of music, the timing is excellent and the song lovely. The Birdmann can bring out the pathos as well as the laughs.  And it has a superb ending, so you have to go to find out!

For the show the audience sits on the stage of this large proscenium arch 1930s art deco theatre. But the lighting and seating arrangement give the right intimate feel for the show. It is a good innovative move for the Regent Theatre and shows its versatility.


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